David had his check-up today with his neurologist–it went well. I definitely think the well butrin is helping–
What’s interesting about that, is both myself, my sister Shannon and now David have all had positive responses to Wellbutrin.
I wish I could get inside our brains and figure out why and how 🙂
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Date: December 18, 2012 3:25:34 PM PST
Subject: David’s neurology appointment went well
David’s appointment with Dr. Reddy (all the way in Thousand Oaks), went very well this afternoon.
I explained to him that the well butrin was working, but it seems to wear off and not as effective later in the day.
He increased David’s dose to 150mg, and put him on the extended release, so that will give him some medicine all day long.
His next appointment is in early February. Just keep notes regarding David, to make sure he doesn’t have side effects. The biggest danger with well butrin is seizures (less than 4% of patients), but some people develop suicidal thoughts.
I told David I want him to start keeping a diary, so he can keep track of how he’s feeling every day…just in case the medicine makes him too depressed.
(David also agreed to take high school biology instead of chemistry in January, since biology is a pre-requisite. He was excited to learn about the human body too. I promised he could take chemistry next year.)
David is very against skipping any more grades (“I don’t want to be too much smaller than the other kids”), so we’ll just cater his math and science to suit his academic needs, but keep English and social studies at grade level.