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Just a thought on meds in general.

In discussing with a friend, who has a child with some issues, he was dead set against his kid going on any kinds of meds.

I asked him if his child had an injury, would he allow the doctor to prescribe pain medication. He said “Of course.”

I followed up with the fact that pain medications have the potential for abuse. But we use them to help through recovery and physical therapy. There are cases with persistent pain that these medicines are beyond the recovery phase.

So…I apply the same reasoning with my kids and their meds.