DS is 4 months now. He was started on phenobarb for convulsions due to brain injury at birth. We haven't seen a neurologist since (the MRI and EEGs during our NICU stay were so worthless in giving us any useful information...). We tried to wean him off it 1/2 ml per week, and he had some pretty terrible withdrawal symptoms. He went from sleeping through the night to not sleeping hardly at all. We've had to dial him back up to 1.5 ml, and that seems to be the magic number right now. He's sleeping normal amounts, active and alert during the day, and yet not having the withdrawals or muscle spasms. I have noticed a few things since we increased the phenabarb - his fingers lay over each other - they weren't doing that when we had him nearly off of it. And his seal on his bottle got lazy. Our holistic doctor was encouraging us to get him off of it, but suggested we may need to just hold him on a low dose for awhile since he got so hyperactive. It seems that we need to control his nervous system, so that he can learn and progress. We don't want him doped up, but being so hyperactive was causing him developmental problems as well. Today was a really good day - he got through a chiro visit and PT without tears, took 2 naps, did tummy time for about 20 min looking at a book, and about 20 minutes in the bumbo seat sucking on a toy. Now if I could just get him to bed so I could take a shower, life would be good!