I thank God for my mother's intuition. It is truly the biggest blessing God equips me with as a mom.
Recently we started having concerns about Gabriel. He's been on a medication since he was 16. At first it was dosed by spraying into his nasal passages. I took Gabe to the Dr to be diagnosed. But I left Tom to purchase the medication and follow up with it.
I really should have read the side effects. I regret that I was too busy.
It was very expensive, $75.00 a bottle. After a year and a half they switched him to a pill. The pharmacy said the spray was too expensive. Tom and I also found it not to be very effective for Gabe's problem. I also don't think Gabe was dosing it in his nose right. It's tricky.
He started the pill 6 months ago. And that's when he didn't seem like our same angel Gabriel.
These are the top side effects-
vomiting, weakness, loss of appetite, headache, feeling restless or irritable,
confusion, hallucinations, muscle pain or weakness, and/or seizure;
Gabe has always been sensitive to medications. But you'd think he'd complain?? No not one word! He's had adverse reactions to meds before.
He has totally lost his appetite. And now I realize his restlessness and irritability are so much worse on the medication. Tom and I were concerned that he was becoming rebellious. But that's not like him at all. Hallucinations? His thoughts have become worrisome, I thought he was lying to me about odd things he said. He's not understanding us well or following through on conversations or directions we give him. If we question him about it, he answers our questions with odd answers. And we're not able to rationalize with him.
We discontinued the medicine immediately.
Could you say a prayer for Gabriel please? He just has not been himself. I was becoming quite depressed over his personality changes. I'm relieved to know what it is. But we don't know when he'll be back to his old self.
He means the world to us.
And his little brothers miss the "old" Gabe.