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Old 07-08-2002, 11:26 AM   #1
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Post new meds for granddaughter

The last time that I posted a message, I wrote about the constant battle to get Nikaya to take her topamax. She has since had her medication changed to dilantin and lamictal. On Wed her mom starts her on the dilantin. We are somewhat nervous about her dilantin and the side effects of it? Any clues? Hopefully it comes in a fast dissolving pill form or I don't know if that will work either. As you can tell this has been really frustrating for her and the family. I look forward to the day that all this gets eaiser.
Nikaya will soon have (hopefully) home speech therapy, physical therapy and preschool started. In California there are programs available for disabled children. Not sure as yet if she will meet the criteria!
Looking forward to hearing from you all!

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Old 07-08-2002, 03:53 PM   #2
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Hi Cyndie,

Watch her teeth and make sure she drinks alot of water.. I was not told till later about the damage it does to your teeth it makes them thin. SO make sure she brushes often trust me she doesn't want to lose her teeth. Why the water? because dilantin affects the kidneys so she wants to flush her system out often. That I was told about so I was lucky on that as long as she takes good care of herself she will be fine on it. I never had alot of problems on it

Old 07-23-2002, 01:02 PM   #3
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Hi! You are right here in my area. We are in Clovis. I want to tell you about Dr. Hutchison at Children's Hospital. Do you know him? My 19 month old daughter has seizures and she sees him. He is wonderful but his medication department told me that they very rarely recommend dilantin to females because it does lead to arthritic problems later in life. Also vision problems. My mother was on dilantin for years and now suffers from crippling arthritis and eye twitches. Please let me know how she does. My daughter is on lamictal and seems to tolerate it quite well. Good luck and best of health to your little angel!

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