Monday, January 25, 2010
Intuniv not sucessful
Well, unfornately the intuniv is not working well for Kenz. She is now on the 4 mg. and her blood pressure has dropped too far. She also has complained of headaches, dizziness, and blurriness when she wakes up. Not to mention she is still irritable all of the time. Yes, it helped with staying calmer but what we were really looking for is help with the irritability. She hasn't had any rages lately but then she was not having any when she was not on the intuniv-since she came home from Hope Ranch we have only seen a couple. So we have to take her off the intuniv. It is not safe for her. I am not sure what this means. I have no idea what will happen when she goes off of it. She has to do it slowly or her blood pressure will really be effected. Feb. 8th needs to come soon! For those of you who don't know that is when she sees the head of psychiatry at Phoenix Children's Hospital. I hate that all of this medicine has such yucky side effects. I also hate that my child has to be on them. And I hate that if she is not on medicine life is miserable for her and for us. Actually, I just hate mental illness all together! And yes, I know hate is a strong word. But it is necessary right now.