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    Default A medication issue..

    Okay, I'll try to make this short & sweet - I tend to talk alot!!

    My DD has recently been given Ibilex antibiotics for a staf infection in a sore on her ear. For the past 3-4 nights she has been an absolute NIGHTMARE at bed time!! Granted she's no angel normally (she's 3YO) but it has been worse than usual. She finds any excuse to get up - I need the toilet (which is really hard to say no to as she's still toilet training and needs help), I saw a bug, I need a drink etc. Wants to be patted to sleep and screams blue murder and becomes hysterical if she doesn't get her own way (behaviour that I never want to cater to, but at 11pm I'm not sure what else I can do?).

    What I'm wondering is if anyone has ever noticed a change in their child's behaviour when taking Ibilex (or any antibiotics) as I realised that this behaviour coincided with her starting the course of medicine. Some nights she was so tired that normally she'd just pass out, but instead we got this ^^^^

    Has anyone else noticed a change in their kids behaviour when taking prescribed medication?

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    Yes, I find antibiotics send my DD a bit troppo. She tends to be more emotional and prone to tantrums. Thankfully she very rarely needs them. I always breathe a sigh of relief when she finishes the course.

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    Yes they effect my son in the same way (he reacts to preservatives and some colors and flavors, I ask the doctor for a prescription that doesn't contain any even though it taste horrible! Thankfully he has only needed antibiotics 3-4 times usually I am able to treat what it is at home with homeopathy or I just let it run it's course unless he is not coping. I usually head to the doc for a diagnosis then discuss waiting it out with monitoring or I take a script so I can get them but only use them if needed not keen on antibiotics unless needed anyway. Next time I am going to ask if they can give him tablets as I think he could swallow them now.


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    Well it's nice to know it's not just my imagination then. The antibiotic is red in colour, so perhaps that's what is causing the problem. She doesn't normally eat or drink anything with food colouring if I can help it! Thank you so much for your replies

    There doesn't seem to be many doses left now. I might try giving her the evening dose a little earlier (instead of right before bed!) tonight and see if that helps at all.

    Thanks again.

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    Just an update. I skipped DD dose of antibiotic tonight to see whether that would make any difference, and she went straight to sleep. Didn't get up once, didn't ask to be patted, and no tantrums!

    Hmmmm, definately beginning to think there may be a link here. We'll see what happens tomorrow night. She does know her cousins are coming in the morning for a play, perhaps she just wanted to make sure Mummy wouldn't get cross and cancel the playdate!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffyLove View Post
    Just an update. I skipped DD dose of antibiotic tonight to see whether that would make any difference, and she went straight to sleep. Didn't get up once, didn't ask to be patted, and no tantrums!

    Hmmmm, definately beginning to think there may be a link here. We'll see what happens tomorrow night. She does know her cousins are coming in the morning for a play, perhaps she just wanted to make sure Mummy wouldn't get cross and cancel the playdate!!

    Hey

    We notice behavioural changes when DD is on antibiotics she is even more flighty then usual once she starts to get better, (usually on deaths door whenwe start)

    I would be very very scepticle missing doses with staph infection it can be a right nasty bug to shift if you dont take the course properly the bug can become resistant and the last thing you want is an infection that is resistant to its first line treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nowhere View Post
    Hey

    We notice behavioural changes when DD is on antibiotics she is even more flighty then usual once she starts to get better, (usually on deaths door whenwe start)

    I would be very very scepticle missing doses with staph infection it can be a right nasty bug to shift if you dont take the course properly the bug can become resistant and the last thing you want is an infection that is resistant to its first line treatment.
    I was just going to write the same as nowhere - maybe she is feeling better now that the antibiotics are fighting off the infection. I too don't think it is a good idea to start skipping doses or stopping the course early.

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    I thought the same thing too, but she has at most two doses left. She had been given the afternoon dose a couple of hours late as we had been out longer than expected, so in order to give her the last dose for the day would have meant keeping her up way too late, or waking her just to administer it. So I opted to miss it.

    As for the feeling better from the antibiotics I doubt that was it, because she was sleeping fine with the sore before starting the antibiotic and it had been there for some time.

    Hopefully the full course will be finished by today and I'll have my settled girl back and not have to worry about it anymore

    Thank you for your concern tho


 

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