no I don't think so. my mother had me on ventolin for years. i got terrible nightmares quite regularly. found out later that that was quite common, but who would have thought to tell that to their doctor, who would have known that that was relevant. I'm on salamol now, so's my dc1. we never get nightmares. thank god.
Swine Flu can have a serious kick to it. A nasty chest infection often follows-very bad if you have asthma, temperature can soar, and the immune system can go into over drive attacking the body- that to me is a nightmare. So would I give Tamiflu to my asthmatic tot knowing it may well cause nightmares? Yes, we can help make bad dreams better, but if Swine flu takes hold we can't make that better without a lot of medical trauma the perceived affects of which may last for months or years of nightmares as they remember it all-being seriously ill is scary stuff.
As an aside I have been on ventolin for years-even nebulise it regularly and no nightmares, in fact MaggieBELLEVirgo you are honestly the first person I've ever heard say this.
Silver, I used to dream I was being possessed by an evil spirit or the devil. I honestly felt 'whirring' in my ears /head, and I felt like the bed had thrown me upright in to a standing position and there was wind in the room. It all felt so real.
no problems with salamol though. i'll stick with that!!
I can well believe that a drug can cause side effects like nightmares. My epilepsy meds have listed as one of the side effects seizures .
Co-codamol gives me screaming nightmares. My DH made me stop taking them as I would hit him in my sleep . Was taking them as had post-viral fatigue and all my joints ACHED. I took them again when pg a few years later and the same thing happened again. Haven't had any nightmares since or inbetween the two times I took them. Apparently a low protein diet exacerbates the effect.
When I was in the maternity unit after having a nasty crash c/section they gave me some drugs and I had terrible nightmares.
Tamiful is banned in Japan, because a couple of children tried to kill themselves while on it.
But hey in this country the doctors/drugs/pharma's are a 'sacred cow' to be worshipped and not condemmed.
ALL drugs have side effects, All vaccines have leaflets in them that tell you they have side effects.
Did you know that some vaccines now include Autisam as a possible side effect, not proven but possible. They do this to avoid being sued, because if you kids gets autisam then you were told, you should have read the risks and therefore they are not liable.
Sorry I have skipped to the end because this has got to come out!
Nightmares ARE a horrible side affect of many medications. High dose steroids included. I really do not think you would be so dismissive if you had a sick child who was also suffering from terrifying nightmares.
It is hidious and vile and I will never forget what those drugs did to my DD. It was a known side affect but no one had told us, it was also avoidable by giving her the medication earlier in the day.