Aren’t doctors supposed to know these things? Damien is taking Concerta to treat his ADHD. It’s a stimulant. It works really well for his school work, his self esteem and our relationship. The last few days we’ve been home sick (since Tuesday). Damien was given a cough syrup and an antihistamine- to help his cough and clear his post nasal drip. And the last couple of days I was wondering if maybe his dosage needed looking into because he’s been a relative handful, even feeling sick he was fidgety. Then today when we went to see his doctor for our monthly appointment and Damien’s new script- even the doctor asked if Damien had taken his meds ‘coz he couldn’t sit still. I said yes he had- then Damien’s doctor asked if he was taking anything else and I mentioned the antihistamines and the cough syrup, both of which contain codeine and or cortisone. These act against the effects of the Concerta. The doctor who prescribed the flu meds knows he’s on Concerta- doesn’t she know what will happen if you give someone medications that act against each other- or isn’t she at least supposed to know?
There Is Never An Excuse
One in three is not a statistic - one in three is a crying shame.