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Any one who is giving their child growth hormones? Wanted to see how you felt about them, gotten results, side effects just looking for info. Please.

Needed info on anyone giving their kids growth hormones. What they thought about them, results, side effects.

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VLL1984

Asked by VLL1984 at 10:41 PM on Oct. 1, 2008 in Health

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  • My daughter has been on Growth hormones for 1.5 years.She will be 3 next month. I was dreading giving her a daily shot- but with the dial a dose pen she doesn't even blink. If it wasn't for cleaning the area before the shot she probably wouldn't even know.
    Is it working?- Yes! She is actually growing better- her hair, teeth, height has picked up. Her nutrition has also improved over the last year and that is key to making the medicine work best.
    It is a expensive drug, and should be followed closely by a endocrine specialist.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • HORRIBLE for the body i would never do that
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 AM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • My son is on HGH and has done wonderfully. And for the post about how bad they are...that person is not educated on the topic. For people that truly need it, it is a wonder drug. HGH is simply used to replace a hormone that should already be present. It isn't any different than a diabetic taking insulin, a person needing thyroid hormone, or a post-menopausal woman needing hormone therapy.

    My son stopped growing at age 3. He went on HGH at age 6 and was on it a little over 3 years. We changed insurance and the new insurance company denied his medication. He just got back on it this year. He is now 13. He has experienced no negative side effects. He now gives his own shot. The only side effects we have seen is his body growing and maturing the way it should.
    myfoursonsks

    Answer by myfoursonsks at 3:01 PM on Nov. 19, 2008

  • my daughter is currently on growth hormone. so far things seem to be going well. she started treatment in september and we will return to the endocrinologist in january to see if she has grown. it appears as though she has just by looking at her. i am a nurse so i did through research and spoke frequently with her doctors before starting this treatment. my daughter is 8 years old and her bone age study showed a bone age of 5 years. the stim test also showed that she was deficient in growth hormone. i believe that as another mother stated it is like a diabetic taking insulin....we are simply replacing something that the body should be producing itself. it is natural and will help the child to live a normal and healthy life. this is not for vanity as some may think.
    momofashleigh

    Answer by momofashleigh at 11:59 PM on Dec. 27, 2008

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