Does anyone know if this will make him ill? The trouble is he has woken up with a high temperature and is feeling sick. He refuses to take any medication at all, including Calpol. He's just lying in bed, with a bucket next to him, sleeping on and off. But I'm worried that missing a dose of Prozac (which he takes for OCD and other anxiety issues) will make him feel even worse.
Does anyone know whether missing a single dose will have any effect?
they tell you if you miss a dose just leave it and take at correct time next day, but id get doc out if you cant get calpol or ibuprofen down him as you need to get the temp down how about cold flannel and a fan on
Hi toffee my ds is on prozac also and often misses a dose due to refusal. I have even seen dh giving him the wrong dose (double) NHS direct said to just watch him for side effects, he also has a heart condition etc. I agree with Marne about the side effects of missing a dose, however if he's ill anyway it could be a mixture. That said he needs water even if it's sips or rubbed around his mouth with a foam pad. HTH
Thanks, Devientenigma. That's comforting for me to know, though it must be very difficult for you if DS refuses his dose. Luckily, my DS always takes it, which is odd as he usually refuses medication. I think he must know that this is helping him.
I should have asked the psychiatrist about what to do if an occasion such as this happened, but it didn't occur to me.
DS is still refusing prozac or Calpol, but he is having sips of water from a straw now. His temperature has dropped to 100. He has slept all day. I haven't seen him this ill for a long, long time.
Now that I've put DS2 to bed, I'm sitting with DS, so I can deal with him if he feels sick or gets sweats. I hope he doesn't. It may be a long night!
i was on prozac for years missing doeses isnt too big an issue its an anti depresent not a phamacutical that can cause such massive problems it can have mild withdrawl effects but nothing ive heard of like that
sound more liek an alergy or a virus, i wouldnt rule anything out visit the docs tell them about the missed dose but in my time i missed doses taken extra by mistake never anythign extreme came of it. it could be an adverse reaction but his system must be extrmely sensitive for that
Took DS to the dr this morning. He has tonsillitis and has been given penicillin. I asked the dr about DS missing his doses of prozac (third day running now) and he said that he might get a headache and/or feel a bit sick, but nothing too bad and not to worry.
DS managed to swallow his first two doses of antibiotics and keep them down. He has been sleeping lots and sucking on ice cubes when he's awake. The ABs should take a couple of days to kick in. Might try the prozac again tomorrow morning.
Try lots of ice lollies/ ice pops, even ice cream to keep his fluids up. He will perk up eventually, but quicker if he is well hydrated. Dont worry about the prozac, its not like insulin or anything life threatening. And anyway the way I look at these things is - what can i do about it anyway?? if the answer is nothing i dont worry. Its not like you can give prozac in an injection, suppository or a tube down his nose!. will try a link for you this
Have made some orange ice lollies already, Sneezecakes! I feel the same way - I can't do anything about him not being able to take the prozac.
I had a look at the link (thank you) and it says that sudden withdrawal may cause his symptoms to return. He is very anxious today and his OCD symptoms have suddenly worsened, so that's probably why. Useful to know though.
Well, now I know what happens when DS misses prozac for three days or more - his OCD symptoms return and worse than ever, it seems . This afternoon, he has been performing rituals (running up and down the stairs to his room) and washing his hands over and over. This evening we settled down to watch a film together and my hand brushed against his. He asked me if I had just injected him with poison. I said that was his OCD talking and it was a 'junk' thought, not a sane one (we are reading a book on OCD for children which refers to OCD thoughts as 'junk'). He agreed, but then carried on talking about it and asking me if I would hurt him. He was also distressed because he'd touched a scab on his ankle which he thought would make him ill.
As he's now managed to keep down his ABs plus a half glass of Complan, DH and I decided to give him a dose of prozac. I'll give him another tomorrow and hope that starts to calm him down.
He's meant to only be on prozac for six to seven months, in combination with CBT, but when I see him like this I wonder how he can ever come off it.
It would be interesting to hear from anyone else who has a child on prozac - whether it helped, how long they were on it, side effects, etc. Or maybe I should start a new thread on that. I feel very despondent when I see how much he needs it to live a normal life.
toffee I would start a new thread on it. My ds has been on prozac for about 8 month, he was also supposed to be having CBT but due to his severe learning disabilities they are not giving him CBT. I don't know if the prozac is of any use as he rarely takes it and obviously there has been no change in him. As for a normal life for us, possibly never x