Do you allow your PA/TNA child Tylenol?

Posted on: Sat, 03/24/2007 - 12:14pm
MommyMegan's picture
Joined: 12/07/2005 - 09:00

I'm not a child, but I'll compare notes, lol.

I've been getting these awful, mind blowing headaches, that just are making me hurt through out my whole face, cheek, jaw, etc. DF keeps teling me to take some Tylenol, but here's the kicker: I've never taken a pill in my LIFE. EVER. I suffer through everything. I refused pain pills in the hospital after THREE births, because I do NOT want to take medicine.

But these headaches are affecting my mood with the kids, work, LIFE in general. So would you give your PA/TNA child Tylenol?

Posted on: Sat, 03/24/2007 - 1:19pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My son is PA and has had it many times, even last week.

Posted on: Sat, 03/24/2007 - 1:22pm
Lori Anne's picture
Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

Dd has PA and TNA and has used tylenol for years without a problem.
edited to add: she is only five, but the doctor advised me to use tylenol for fever when she was just a baby. So she has been taking it for about five years now when she needs it. I realized after reading this that "used it for years" made my dd sound like she was in high school! [img][/img]
[This message has been edited by Lori Anne (edited March 24, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 4:40am
shayesmom's picture
Joined: 03/26/2007 - 09:00

You must know something I don't know. (I just got here today.) Is there something nutty about Tylenol that I'm not aware of? My PA/TNA dd gets tons of ear infections and I give her Tylenol whenever she has pain from them. No dr. has ever recommended against it.

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 4:54am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

nmommymegan...sorry to hear about the headaches, I am a migraines sufferer(for over 20 years) so there is no medicine I won't take. Seriously, if it stops that pain, that horrible pain...I have no qualms about taking anything.
I give Tylenol and Motrin/Advil to my kids when they need it, no problems.
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)
[This message has been edited by chanda4 (edited March 26, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 7:57am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Can I ask why you don't take medicine? Also, is the tylenol for you or your child?
My tna/pa son takes lots of medications as well as advil and tylenol as needed for pain. No problems.
mom to Ari(6) - severe nut allergies, asthma, you name it - and Maya (9), mild excema

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 11:38am
falcon's picture
Joined: 07/03/2004 - 09:00

My PA son has taken tylenol and motrin on a number of occasions without a problem.
When I get really bad headaches, tylenol doesn't help. Not even extra strength. However, Excedrin works great for me!!!
Hope you feel better soon.

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 1:18pm
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Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 2:44pm
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

i suffer from migraines. i would never attempt to get through them without some kind of medication whether it be as simple as excedrin migraine washed down with some kind of caffeine drink, something like a prescribed migraine medication, or even a very strong prescription pain pill (or two). why suffer when you don't have to? sometimes right after a migraine finally loosens its grip on me i thank God out loud for the gift of substances that we can use to treat or heal ourselves. sounds goofy, i know but chronic pain is not something one should live with if there are other options. just my opinion...
hope you find some relief. if you are strongly opposed to heavier medications, i recommend excedrin migraine (or one of the other extra strength ones they have like excedrin, tension headache, etc..).

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 2:45pm
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

ooops, i forgot to answer the actual question. yes, i allow my children to have children's tylenol and children's motrin when necessary. they take advil on occasion at the gym when they've developed a headache or joint aches.

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 10:49pm
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

Me and my son take Tylenol with no problems. I get bad headaches too and even though I don't like to take meds. I take Tylenol. Sometimes it doesn't help, sometimes it just takes the edge off.
When I feel nauseous I drink water with a little lemon juice and it helps a little too. Advil makes my throat feel funny (allergy maybe). I know we don't have time to lay down and rest but that would help too.
[This message has been edited by momll70 (edited March 27, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 11:42pm
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

When I have a sinus headache Tylenol does not do a thing for me, but Ibuprofen takes it away quickly.

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 11:57pm
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

I understand not wanting to take medications. My DH resists it whenever possible, as have some other people I've known. And I took practically no meds while pregnant & nursing. But I've read lately that if you have ongoing pain, it's actually a good idea to make the pain stop for a while so that your body doesn't get sort of stuck in a rut, continuing to feel the pain all the time. I'm not explaining this well! But somehow it's good to re-set when it comes to pain and give your body a break from it.
Also, if this is something new and you don't know why it's happening, maybe you should get it checked out by a Dr. Newly-occurring, bad headaches could indicate something wrong.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 2:03am
Lori Jo's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

Tylenol was the ONLY medicine that I could get our PA dd to take until she was 4, only because it came as a suppository. Anything else she needed had to be a shot, since she had multiple ear infections. After 2 prior kids I figured we could get medicine down any child, but dd proved me wrong. [img][/img] She now takes chewables and the syrup without any problem.
Lori Jo,
Rose, 7-31-02, PA
Beatrice & Georgia, 8-14-99

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 8:50am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

The kids use dye-free Tylenol liquid. We avoid Motrin because DH is allergic to it.

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