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Has anyone given their children Hyland’s Calms Forte 4Kids when their children are on anti-seizure meds?

My daughter has difficulty falling asleep – she sees too many ‘pictures in her head’. I understand because I am also an excessive daydreamer and as a child it took me hours to fall asleep each night. I’ve had the Calms Forte in my cabinet for months but decided to use it for the first time tonight. After giving it to her I panicked thinking I s/h spoken with the neurologist first to make sure there is no problem considering she is on Depakote and L-Carnitine. (I was hesitant to contact the neurologist afraid she would make my daughter’s difficulty sleeping a bigger issue than it is. I’m finding the neuro tends to over-react. E.g. I mentioned in a five minute conversation that my daughter was a little sad lately and the neuro was writing out a scrip for anti-depressants.)

Anyway…now I can’t sleep because I am afraid the Calms Forte will interact w/the Depakote.

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I have no experience with seizure meds, but remember that Hylands Calms is a homeopathic remedy. The basic concept of homeopathy is that the substances are reduced down to almost nothing and that the liquid/pill/whatever holds the MEMORY of what was once there. So in reality she's not getting much of anything that could interact. You might google the medicinals in the Calms and see if any of them are prone to negative interaction with her seizure med though.
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I have no experience with seizure meds, but remember that Hylands Calms is a homeopathic remedy. The basic concept of homeopathy is that the substances are reduced down to almost nothing and that the liquid/pill/whatever holds the MEMORY of what was once there. So in reality she's not getting much of anything that could interact. You might google the medicinals in the Calms and see if any of them are prone to negative interaction with her seizure med though.
Thank you...I originally felt comfortable because the substances are so diluted. I am not knowledgeable enough about homeopathic remedies and until tonight have tried various homeopathic remedies only on myself and my dogs.
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Not clams, but I have given my DD lots of homeopathics while on seizure meds. She gets teething tabs, and her ped is also a homeopath so they make up remedies for us when DD is sick. I understand the concern, but I think homeopathics are fine.
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Not clams, but I have given my DD lots of homeopathics while on seizure meds. She gets teething tabs, and her ped is also a homeopath so they make up remedies for us when DD is sick. I understand the concern, but I think homeopathics are fine.
Thanks...I was worried unnecessarily. She was fine.

Wow…a homeopathic ped, that w/b great.
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