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Board: Depression 12-23-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,170
Posted By WaytoGo14
Citalopram (Celexa) question

My husband has been taking 40mg Citalopram (Celexa) for about 2 years and has been doing ok on it. He is currently experiencing a severe depression and the doc upped it to 50 mg.

My husband has to...
Board: Relationship Health 12-18-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,969
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: How to help when you have nothing to offer

Three days later.

Hubbie asked if he could talk to me. He asked for help. I told him I wasn't really interested in helping him nor catching him on the way down, but that I would find him some help...
Board: Relationship Health 12-15-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,969
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: How to help when you have nothing to offer

Got Chinese food today and it came with a fortune cookie. Mine read "You are the only one you are thinking about". I laughed out loud! And then I figured I need to make that fortune come true!!
...
Board: Relationship Health 12-15-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,969
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: How to help when you have nothing to offer

Oh, I married him because I loved him, and because he was a mess and I was going to save him, and because we had SO much fun, and because I felt great when I was with him and a whole other range of...
Board: Relationship Health 12-14-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,969
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: How to help when you have nothing to offer

Thanks for that pendulum. If only it was that easy.

And trystme, it is easy to say you wouldn't have put up with any of it. I say the same when I see my friends struggle (how to H can you stay...
Board: Relationship Health 12-14-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,969
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: How to help when you have nothing to offer

Ha pendulum. Good question.

I guess I want someone to say "I was in the same situation too, and I left, and it was ok" or "I was in the same situation too, and I stayed and it was ok".

T.
Board: Relationship Health 12-14-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,969
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: How to help when you have nothing to offer

The sex addiction is mostly a way to deal with his crippling depression. It used to be cheating, now it is chatting and internet porn. I am not saying I approve (in fact I think his choices are...
Board: Relationship Health 12-13-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,969
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: How to help when you have nothing to offer

I have asked him to move out, just for a few days, so that I can regroup.
I have explained that I would move out, except that that is logistically not very handy (he works more than fulltime so who...
Board: Relationship Health 12-11-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,969
Posted By WaytoGo14
How to help when you have nothing to offer

Background: We have been married almost 20 years. My husband is depressed (his mom was bipolar). He is on celexa. He sees a therapist 4 times a week, we see someone together once a week and I see...
Board: Children's Health 09-25-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,548
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: how long can a viral rash last?

Depending on what virus, anywhere from a couple of hours to weeks and weeks.
Board: Bowel Disorders 09-22-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Does a colonoscopy help to find Hirschprungs?

Not sure how old you are but seeing that you can type I'd say the changes of you having Hirsprungs are nil.
Hirsprungs is diagnosed in newborns, or shortly thereafter.
L.
Board: Children's Health 09-09-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,538
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Daughter won'tkeep diapers on!

Put the diaper on backwards and see if that helps.
Board: Children's Health 09-09-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,919
Posted By WaytoGo14
Board: Children's Health 09-09-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,881
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: how much miralax do you give to a three 3 year old

Up to a cap (17 gr or 1Tbs) in 8oz of fluids, 2 times a day. That is about the max though, and will make very soft stools (which would be needed if you are trying to heal mega colon or mega rectum...
Board: Children's Health 09-09-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Chronic Constipation

It depends on what kind of bio-feedback they are talking about.
If it is simply sitting on the toilet and blowing a balloon to realize what muscles are used to do a poop, ok... but if it is any more...
Board: Breastfeeding 07-03-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 868
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: breastfeeding durng thyroid

The medication will not influence your baby at all, keep on breastfeeding. You will need to take medication though, if you leave it untreated there is a good change you will end up in the hospital...
Board: Children's Health 05-19-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,919
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: 3 year old on 1 cap of Miralax and 15 month old with bowel issues.

Hi Gel,

Just FYI: it can take up to 6 months (sometimes even longer) for the colon to shrink back to normal size. And with the amount of miralax you are dealing with I don't think you will see...
Board: Children's Health 05-19-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Temper tantrums in CP children

Hi Bern,

Is Sophie spastic and if so, did she have any surgery done to loosen her muscles yet? Maybe very tight muscles get her upset? Or does her brain work well enough for her to realize there...
Board: Celiac Disease 05-19-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,832
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Celiac Disease in 1 1/2 Yr.Old

Celiac means allergic to gluten (which can be found in flour, wheat etc etc).
Most kids will either suffer from diarrea of constipation (depending on how the bowel reacts) and a simple blood test...
Board: Children's Health 05-12-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: frequent diarrohea

Maybe instead of boiling water, buy sealed bottled water (make sure they didn't reseal it, buy it in a reputable store). Ahmedabad is a rather big city, you should be able to find safe water bottles...
Board: Children's Health 05-12-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,919
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: 3 year old on 1 cap of Miralax and 15 month old with bowel issues.

If she really has a big obstruction it would be easy for you to feel it. Put her on her back and slowly walk you fingers over her belly, starting on the left side (you left, her right) under her...
Board: Children's Health 04-22-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,062
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: 2 yr old girl bowel movment problems

Hi There,

If she is severely constipated, docsate is not going to do much, except maybe cause stomach cramps.
Docsate stimulates the bowels, but if something is plugging the exit so to speak (a...
Board: Children's Health 02-22-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,932
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: What to do with a 10 year old that needs constant attention

You are all caught up in a nice triangle there. You will need to work very hard on developing relationships one-on-one (mom daughter, you daughter, you mom) where everyone can feel safe, and where...
Board: Children's Health 01-31-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 31,646
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: dosage of miralax for 3 year old

Well.... if you'd take enough (read A LOT) you'd run the risk of getting dehydrated and so I would be a bit careful if you are treating a little kid!
Board: Children's Health 01-30-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 31,646
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: dosage of miralax for 3 year old

Depending on what the problem is you are treating!
What did the doctor say?
Dosage can be anything between 1 scoop (17 grams, or 1 tablespoon) in 4oz fluids twice a day, to half a scoop in 8oz once...
Board: Children's Health 12-20-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,748
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Miralax Dosage

Lyssie,

It would be an overdose if she had to drink this day in day out, but not if used for a so called clean out. The purpose of the double dosage of the powder in half the dosage of fluids is...
Board: Children's Health 12-20-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,336
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: dosage of miralax

Hi Alex,

Yes a good diet is a beautiful and necessary thing BUT there are children on this planet who have medical issues that cannot be solved with a diet alone. Some of these issues are...
Board: Children's Health 12-20-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,742
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: what is a safe dosage of miralax to give to a 4 year old

Are you using the powder?
1 scoop (=17 grams =1 tablespoon) in 8oz per day is a treatment for constipation dosage. But giving this twice a day sometimes also happens... and for a clean out it is a...
Board: Children's Health 12-20-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,336
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: dosage of miralax

No Miralax does not cause dependency nor a weak colon. It isn't a stimulant, it just makes poop soft. It is safe to use for a long as a child needs it (my daughter was on it for 5 years).
I would...
Board: Children's Health 12-20-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,748
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Miralax Dosage

Hmm, I would mix 2 tablespoons in 4oz of a nicely colored fluid and give that once an hour for 8 hours. The nicely colored fluid is important because you are probably doing this to clean your...
Board: Rape / Sexual Abuse 05-17-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,960
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Sexual Abuse???

Yes, tell the teacher.
I would suspect "playing doctor" though...not so much abuse. I am guessing the school and Michelle's parents would be the first to deal with this, before getting child...
Board: Children's Health 05-17-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,443
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: How do I get my soon to be 8 yr old son to stop

Lawd,

The fact that he smells even if he doesn't have a dirty pants, the fact that he doesn't know why he does it (my bet is, if you ask again, he might say he doesn't even feel it), the fact that...
Board: Children's Health 05-17-2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,443
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: How do I get my soon to be 8 yr old son to stop

Oh boy.

Look up encopresis, soiling or chronic constipation and see if anything fits him.

My now 10 year old daughter suffers from this, I can tell you a million things to do and not do, but...
Board: Children's Health 04-26-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Leg Pain when Running

If you pinch the area in the back of your leg, just above your ankle, does it hurt? If so, you might have achilles tendenitus (sp?). This will heal by itself but requires taking rest and icing. If...
Board: Children's Health 04-21-2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: 13 year old with dizziness

Maybe have her tested for anemia?
Does she menstruate already? If her flow is heavy it could lead to anemia.

Karen
Board: Children's Health 03-23-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,734
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: 8 yr old/soils underwear/bm like glue

Hi Sannah,

Yes, I think this is especially true for enco kids. Trouble is that there is a very delicate balance between always telling your child to use the bathroom (and as a result getting a kid...
Board: Children's Health 03-22-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,734
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: 8 yr old/soils underwear/bm like glue

This is what I have come to believe.

Even though the problem in itself is not behavioral, but really a physical thing, over time some kids develops behavioral and emotional issues that go with...
Board: Children's Health 03-15-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,734
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: 8 yr old/soils underwear/bm like glue

Hi Mindy,

What did the ped say?

The fact that your son feels his wet pants is already big. Anna doesn't even feel that (and she doesn't smell it either...it is mind boggling because sometimes...
Board: Children's Health 03-15-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,206
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Child making a cup of tea

No, I don't think you over reacted.
But I also agree with your ex that your boy is not a baby.

However, making tea requires working with boiling water and so it is something that either you or...
Board: Children's Health 03-11-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,539
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: Skin mole removal from child's face - is it a cosmetic surgery?

Hi jemom,

Look for a dermatologist that will do the procedure in office, so you won't have to see two people and make two appointments. This sounds like a mole that they will cut out. It means...
Board: Children's Health 03-10-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,734
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: 8 yr old/soils underwear/bm like glue

Hi Mindy,

Once he is officially diagnosed (with an X-Ray or a barium enema) you gastro will probably suggest a clean out. This means that anything impacted in his system has to come out! This is a...
Board: Children's Health 03-08-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,260
Posted By WaytoGo14
nail biting prevention tricks needed

My 9 year old daughter bites her nails. It looks horrible. We have tried thumz (sp?) (make the nails taste very bitter (it actually brought tears to my eyes!)), we tried taping her fingers, we tried...
Board: Children's Health 03-08-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,734
Posted By WaytoGo14
Re: 8 yr old/soils underwear/bm like glue

Campark,

It the poop also very smelly (more so than poop normally would be) and it is very dark?
Not that it matters much but those would be other signs of constipation.
The fact that he can't...
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