Originally Posted by jenn5388
I really don't have issues for using meds when miranda is sick or in pain, but using it strickly because I want her to sleep, that's like Abuse. Tylenol is bad for you, I know this, and even more so if you have to switch drugs because your child has grown IMMUNE to it. That's way too much use.
I have Asthma and HORRIBLE allergies, which in turn make my asthma worse, so I'm on allergy meds everyday. I grow Immune to them and have to switch brands every couple of months. Glad I haven't gotten Immune to my Albuterol. lol
I wonder what is wrong with people.
Since you know that Tylenol is bad, I doubt you use it. But if you do, you might want to know that it's being more and more linked to ASTHMA. Since you already have that problem, you'll want to stay away even more. I never took Tylenol b/c I didn't trust it, but then I got pg and everyone poo-pooed ibuprofen, so I'd take it every so often. Then I developed extreme asthma, which everyone labeled pregnancy-induced asthma. And then it continued for a year after DS arrived. During that year I found out about the links to asthma and realized that it really did coincide with starting to use Tylenol.
One time on a little vacation, DS got sick. Really sick. DH had had the illness beforehand, and actually was still getting over it. But we went on the trip anyway, b/c DH was being a trouper for my little getaway.
So then DS got it. It was a rough illness, the thing that swarmed through last Spring, starting with cold symptoms as well as utter FEAR as you woke up continuously throughout the night... A really weird illness. DH had it but didn't share about the fear. Then DS had it, and you could tell he was frightened as well as miserable with the cold. Later, after we got home, I got it, and found out firsthand how miserable my guys must have been.
So the first night, we just barely got through it, DH walking DS for an hour, waking me up, I'd walk him for an hour and a half, wake up DH, and so on. Just as soon as I would say "OK hubby, go find a London Drug and get him some cold medicine", DS would pass out for a couple hours and we would hold off on the purchase. We were taking the train home. He might have been OK with the motion of the train. And then we got stuck behind a broken down freight train for a couple hours...
DS was getting worse and worse, just miserable. I was starting to get sick (I'm quite sure the people in our train car LOVED us) and my arms were giving out after 24 hours of holding DS, and I was almost crying out of exhaustion, as was DH.
Then the woman in front of us pops out a Tylenol Junior pack, the kind that dissolve. I said thank you and took one. I broke off a quarter of the big round pill thing, and gave it to DS (after reading the instructions). Over the next half hour I watched him get drugged.
It was exactly like watching an Animal Planet show where they've tranquilzer-darted a big animal, and you watch it go down in slow motion. Except it was more pitiful. It was so sad to see the look in his eyes, not knowing what was happening....
But at last he slept, and we all got some rest.
I canNOT fathom doing that to a child, when they weren't very sick or in a lot of pain....
Of course, sometimes I feel weird giving DS Rescue Remedy or homeopathic chamomile, so I'm extra-sensitive to drugging kids, obviously...