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(22 Posts)
MavisEnderby Sat 19-Sep-09 22:17:50

Totally overthinking this and it wont happen for years but for those of you with a LD dd what happens?Can you get medications to stop menstrual cycle or if your dd does have some conceptualisation of dealing with them how do you explain?

TIA.

2shoes Sat 19-Sep-09 22:24:52

I don't know about LD, but I do know you can, it was mentioned at dd's MDR once.

Mitchell81 Sun 20-Sep-09 07:47:37

There is a medication to stop them.

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Sun 20-Sep-09 08:11:22

Is it like hormone injections? Maybe without the injections? Are they freely available? I remember a story about this (mother choosing to stop her dd's periods) in the news a few years ago where mother was getting some flack for this

My dd is v young but should be starting some hormone treatment soon which will keep this at bay - but then I've no idea if the intention is that treatment is stopped to then enable age appropriate development

Mitchell81 Sun 20-Sep-09 08:25:55

No idea, not yet started. DD will be 9 next month. All I know is the treatment/medication can stop growth as well.

nymphadora Sun 20-Sep-09 09:08:32

I have worked with people that are on the pill/ injection. Not usually straight away though.

sarah293 Sun 20-Sep-09 19:37:16

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LottieDugalo Sun 20-Sep-09 19:52:15

I worry about this too, but try not to think of it too often. I worry more about the influx of hormones and the effect they will have.

sarah293 Sun 20-Sep-09 19:58:27

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DoNotPressTheRedButton Sun 20-Sep-09 20:05:01

I know almost all of our female residejnts i the care unit I worked in years ago took depo provera, though no idea if it still is the norm.

Thank goodness ds3 is a DS, one less thing to worry over.

sarah293 Sun 20-Sep-09 20:07:02

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nymphadora Sun 20-Sep-09 20:21:07

True , ones I know of were people that walked part of the time& some with severe asd. Never thought about the shaving side before but it does make sense

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Sun 20-Sep-09 22:57:16

good just the mention of shaving makes me feel really ugh <<lalala put it out my head>>

dd will be starting hormone treatment due to various endocrine probs. Completely clashing problems at that - treating the one thing could make the other worse. Not looking forward to it but the doing nothing option far scarier

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Sun 20-Sep-09 22:57:54

good was meant to be god

LottieDugalo Mon 21-Sep-09 10:15:51

I think some pills affect bone density too which worries me, but really the hormones must be very hard to deal with. According to dds consultant there is a higher chance of precocious puberty in children with brain damage! Eeek

PheasantPlucker Mon 21-Sep-09 11:56:34

This whole issue terrifies me, like Riven I have a dd who is in nappies (currently 8, and has hydrocephalus which I have read can result in early onset of puberty). DD has been quite 'sweaty' recently and I have been so worried about her periods starting early. I didn't realise there were drugs to minimalise them.

meltedmarsbars Mon 21-Sep-09 21:50:36

Some of the pills can prevent bleeds completely - ask your gp or paed.

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Mon 21-Sep-09 23:25:44

re precocious puberty - it will follow pattern of 'typical' development - eg sweating, breast development, pubes before periods. If you are concerned, notice any developments in this area ask paed to refer you to endocrinologist

V unlikely that you would get period without any other signs

Tho slightly off topic but not, did anyone's dd have period type bleeding at birth? Apparantly to do with transfer of hormones from the mother. We were told in NICU that this is fairly common but haven't actually heard of it happening to anyone else

meltedmarsbars Tue 22-Sep-09 13:25:00

I've heard of it but don't remember it happening (not to say that it might have - bad memory!)

Mitchell81 Tue 22-Sep-09 13:40:11

Also heard of it, not happened to DD.

MumOfThreeMonkeys Wed 23-Sep-09 09:07:58

while where on the subject (that im trying to block out of my mind), has anyone ever heard of a 5 yr old having body odour? my dd 5.3 armpits smell pretty bad of B.O, even just after a bath. she also lost her first tooth a few months back which i thought was very early- just came out while i was brushing her teethhmm btw she has asd.

Mitchell81 Wed 23-Sep-09 13:30:01

I was told if they start developing any signs of puberty like that before 7, then they would do tests to see if puberty was starting early. It does seem young.

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