Re: bipolar in kids

Sunday, Dec 12, 2004

Re: bipolar in kids

Posted by Jeanie Perkins on 06/21/04 at 07:26 PM

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Our daughter was recently diagnosed as bipolar. It was a relief to have a diagnosis, as we’ve been wondering what hit us for nearly 12 years. I just wanted to repond to your post on the Naturopathic website. You probably know by now that Neurontin was being falsely prescribed by doctors for bipolar disorder. There’s a big law suit against Phizer now for trying to convince doctors that it was the solution to bipolar disorder when there was no research to back it up. In our case, we didn’t know, and apparently our doctor didn’t either, about the controversy. My daughter’s last month of school was ruined. She said “Mommy, I feel sadder than I’ve ever felt in my life””. She was weepy and miserable the whole time. We took her off the drug, and even without medication, every day since then has been better for her. I just wanted to share that with you, because you remarked that your child was on Neurontin. I think it’s the worst thing that could have happened to my daughter. I wish you all the best. If you find a great solution, please feel free to share it with me. I am [email protected]