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Kids on Steroids Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36693 posts
3rd Aug '13

How do your kids react on them? Is there anything that you can substitute for steroids?



My son goes completely BATSHIT insane while on steroids. Its like living in a hellhole. People have given me and my grandmother the dirtiest looks today when we were out with my son with him yelling and throwing fits about EVERY little THING.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
3rd Aug '13

from what I was told all kids act bat shit crazy - like crazy crazy.



My son was on them, the same week he had high dose chemos for 5 days in a row and I discovered 4 teeth coming in all together.



I had him weaned off in 2 days and thankfully found out he didnt need them PHEW.



Is your son on them long term? Preeminently? Any alternatives?

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
3rd Aug '13

For asthma or....?



My daughter only had to take them for asthma. I saw no changes in her though.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36693 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" from what I was told all kids act bat shit crazy - like crazy crazy. My son was on them, the same week ... [snip!] ... in 2 days and thankfully found out he didnt need them PHEW. Is your son on them long term? Preeminently? Any alternatives?"


Thankfully no... he finished his last dose tonight. But from what I heard not all kids act the way that he does. My grandmother didnt believe me until thurs. morning he wouldnt stop and would not settle and kept terrorizing and fighting about every thing. Next time he needs them, Im going to see if there is any alternative. I hate living through a nightmare.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
3rd Aug '13

Pretty much every time my 3 year old goes into an asthma attack that we can't control at home with her breathing treatments, she's given a steroid, orapred (sp?) I think is the name of it and omg this last time she was on them, she woke up having nightmares the first and second night of being on them, I ended up taking her into the ER at 4 in the morning because she was flipping out saying her chest was hurting, she had a boo-boo and she needed her treatments. I gave her a treatment because she usually knows when she needs one but she wasn't breathing hard or wheezing, so we rushed her to the ER because after the treatments she still could not go to sleep, she was restless and just freaking the hell out. Apparently the dosage was "too high" for her so that's why she was doing that. I don't know but any other time she's been on them, she'd be super hyper and eat a ton.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting Yurvette [♥]:" Thankfully no... he finished his last dose tonight. But from what I heard not all kids act the way ... [snip!] ... about every thing. Next time he needs them, Im going to see if there is any alternative. I hate living through a nightmare. "


before we were given any the hospital told us that 'most' kids will act crazy.....like say 'I want ice cream I want ice cream' you give them ice cream and its 'I dont want ice cream, I dont want ice cream'
(just an example)



Thankfully its his last does, and now you know how he reacts to them, maybe next time they can low dose him, find an alternative, or - you'll know how to handle the days hes on them.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36693 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting You and me + 3:" For asthma or....? My daughter only had to take them for asthma. I saw no changes in her though."





It was for when he was given albertoural and kept wheezing.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36693 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" before we were given any the hospital told us that 'most' kids will act crazy.....like say 'I want ice ... [snip!] ... to them, maybe next time they can low dose him, find an alternative, or - you'll know how to handle the days hes on them. "


He was on them before and I completely forgot how he reacted when he got a script for them in the ER. I need to make a note on my phone stating it.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting Yurvette [♥]:" It was for when he was given albertoural and kept wheezing. "


Yea my daughter was hospitalized once for asthma and a respiratory infection and was put on it. She didnt like the taste of it but i dont believe there was much of a change.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36693 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting chassidy♥:" Pretty much every time my 3 year old goes into an asthma attack that we can't control at home with her ... [snip!] ... her so that's why she was doing that. I don't know but any other time she's been on them, she'd be super hyper and eat a ton."

I see no difference in him eating. He is super hyper normally, but on it its times 100. We went to taco bell thursday, my grandmother let him get baja blast mountain dew... yeah... There was no stopping him after that. I kept on reminding her that she said YES you can have that.

Dr.Clandestine 1 angel baby; Stockholm, Sweden 1220 posts
3rd Aug '13

Next time ask to try xopenex, kids react to it better.



Also, I never give kids under 10 oral steroids, I will give a shot in office since it last up to 72 hours and reacts better for them.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting Dr.Clandestine:" Next time ask to try xopenex, kids react to it better. Also, I never give kids under 10 oral steroids, I will give a shot in office since it last up to 72 hours and reacts better for them."


Isn't that like albuterol? Not a steroid.

Dr.Clandestine 1 angel baby; Stockholm, Sweden 1220 posts
3rd Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting chassidy♥:</b>" Isn't that like albuterol? Not a steroid."</blockquote>




It isn't a steroid, and it is in the same class as albuterol, but it is more effective on kids, and then a steroid isn't needed if it works.

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
3rd Aug '13
Quoting Dr.Clandestine:" <blockquote><b>Quoting chassidy♥:</b>" Isn't that like albuterol? Not a steroid."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... and it is in the same class as albuterol, but it is more effective on kids, and then a steroid isn't needed if it works."


Oh alright.