The Long Journey to Correct Medicine Induced Weight Gain

When Aj was put on risperdone in May of 2012 he weight about 62lbs. Last week, Monday June 3, 2013, Aj weighed in at about 96lbs during his psychiatrist appointment.  Each time Aj went into the office for a follow up on medication, I nearly cried. Each day I wake up and see my six year old son gaining more and more weight. Each day I fought as he basically climbed the walls dying of hunger, yet he is very well fed. Each day my heart broke. My son Aj had been born chunky for sure, same as his little […]

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Another Journey with Aj Med Change

Today I share more news on Aj, my six year old son who I had always thought may have a mood disorder or something since he was born. I won’t get into all the long drawn out stories of Aj, but you can catch up on past blog posts about my son Aj by clicking here. Recently, meaning about one week ago there was a significant difference in how Aj was behaving, sleeping and reacting to various things in his world. Once he was on Risperidone about  a year ago, he became the “normal” four year old boy who would […]

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Parental Decisions Never Seem to Get Easier

It seems life as a parent and decisions we must make for what we feel is best for our children do not get easier as time goes on. One would think as your children grow that the decisions you have to make would be less but that is not how life works. My middle child was diagnosed with a mood disorder, well first it was ADHD then it was the mood disorder, basically mood disorders do run in the family so it made more sense he was bipolar than ADHD. The symptoms didn’t really point 100% to an ADHD type […]

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Journey with Mood Disorder/Bipolar – Fighting For My Kids

Since my last blog post on the weight gain with risperidal that has worked well for Aj’s bipolar/mood disorder diagnosis there has been some changes.  For one, it dawned on me that the medication Aj takes to help keep his moods steady also brings on weight gain, therefore one would safely assume there is a contradiction between this medication. For one, risperidal is somewhat based on height and weight of the child for dosing, but at the same time Aj gains significant weight on this medication due to the increased appetite side effect from risperidal. Make sense?! I think not. […]

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More on Aj’s Journey with Bipolar

Writing about my journey raising a mood disorder/bipolar child helps me to 1) connect with others who are going through similar situations and 2) move on from the stress and sadness that surrounds me while trying to raise a child with bipolar. I have blogged a lot about Aj, my now six year old son, who was finally diagnosed bioplar last year. Read more under Mood Disorder category here on site to catch up with the journey if you have not read all of the other posts yet. Aj has been on risperidone which is the generic form of risperidal […]

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Fitness Friday: Feel the #EASactive Burn Baby

Gosh I am so exciting to have the EA Sports Active. My husband could not do this 30 day challenge with me for strained muscle or something in his leg, but I am plugging away on my own with the support of the Wii Mommies, my Twitter friends and my bloggy friends! Thank you for all the support! This week I worked out June 2 and June 3 but something came up last night and I didn’t get to the #EASactive workout. I know, I know, bad me, the #wiimoms need to give me a phone call every morning or […]

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