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I'm thinking about stopping regular check-ups for my son.

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I have never been a big fan of doctors. I have always felt that they interfere with the natural human body in ways that aren't necessary or healthy. I myself don't go to the doctor unless I'm very sick. Maybe once a year I really need antibiotics or something, but I don't go in unless I have to. Its annoying when I do see a doctor becuase they always push me to make an appointment to have some exam done. I have taken my son to all of his well child visits so far and he has had all his immunizations ( although I think they gave him way to many), but now that he is almost 5 I am leaning toward stopping the constant check-ups when nothing is wrong. Thoughts?

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:48 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:16 AM

The flouride was for his teeth and the steroid for a chest cold.  He is supposed to have a check-up once a year now, but his preschool aways has some dumb health requirement so I have to take him back.


Quoting JP-StrongForTwo:

How many appointments a year is he going to right now? 

once a year is more than enough after 3. at 5 i dont see why he would need to go very often. 

also, have you thought about changing doctors? why did the doctor prescribe flouride? why was he given steroids? what are the reasons? 




justone_jen
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:18 AM
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I don't get the point of them either, but I also didn't feel it necessary to have so many appointments during my pregnancy. It's a money racket, in my opinion.
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sheramom4
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:19 AM
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Quoting Anonymous:

The flouride was for his teeth and the steroid for a chest cold.  He is supposed to have a check-up once a year now, but his preschool aways has some dumb health requirement so I have to take him back.

 

Quoting JP-StrongForTwo:

How many appointments a year is he going to right now? 

once a year is more than enough after 3. at 5 i dont see why he would need to go very often. 

also, have you thought about changing doctors? why did the doctor prescribe flouride? why was he given steroids? what are the reasons? 


 

 

I think you need to pay a bit more attention to what the doctor is telling you, Steroids are typically for a reactive airway or asthma (as well as other lung conditions) NOT a chest cold. Given your responses I would say keep taking your child to the doctor.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:21 AM

I never said I didn't care about his health. Why are you assuming that?


Quoting paganmommy4:


You get back what you put in the universe.. She stops being a mom to her kid and stops caring about his health, thats karma

Quoting Anonymous:


how is that karma?

So she is irresponsible and the kid pays for it?  Hardly seems like karma is the right word for that.

Quoting paganmommy4:

I dont care anymore to be a part of this.. I do not care anymore.. When her kid gets a suspicious lump or cancer that could of been caught and treated before its too late,, KARMA







Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:21 AM


Most municipal water sources have fluoride added to the water - has been this way for decades - for the purpose of supposedly giving people, and specifically children, better dental health.  Currently there is some controversy regarding the safety and effectiveness of flourinated water.  But the medical community still routinely prescribes fluoride for people who do not have a flourinated water source, like those who use well water.  You always have the choice not to have the prescription filled!

Quoting Anonymous:

I have never heard of this at all. Why would fluoride need to be given? 

Quoting Anonymous:


Of course they prescribed fluoride if your water source does not have fluoride, as in a well.  My kids have been prescribed fluoride forever.  But we chose not to take it.  If you take your children to the dentist, they will sometimes offer a fluoride prescription.  Would you then stop taking them to the dentist?  Steroids are NOT routinely prescribed for a well child.

Quoting Anonymous:


Flouride.

Quoting Anonymous:

Doctors do not prescribe medication for children that are well. So if you took your supposedly 'well' child to the doctor and he was prescribed medication, he was not, in fact, healthy. He was sick. Denying the child medical care is absolutely stupid. 

Quoting Anonymous:


I don't mind if the doc just does an exam. But every time I go in there they want to do some other shot or medication. Why can't they just leave his body be?

Quoting Anonymous:

I understand your view and don't necessarily disagree with it.  But, if your son goes to school or participates in any kind of sport, camp, club events, they will need to have that check up.  Even if you say that he won't, if the need arrises at a later date, it is much more difficult to get a child in for a check up when they have not been a consistent patient.  To me, well child check up don't hurt.  Basically a check of sight, hearing, heart, height and weight.  If a doctor finds something concerning, you have the ability to chose to have follow up treatment or not.











Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:25 AM


I didn't fill it but it bothers me how every time I turn around the doctor is trying to do some treatment for something he would get over on his own.

Quoting Anonymous:


Most municipal water sources have fluoride added to the water - has been this way for decades - for the purpose of supposedly giving people, and specifically children, better dental health.  Currently there is some controversy regarding the safety and effectiveness of flourinated water.  But the medical community still routinely prescribes fluoride for people who do not have a flourinated water source, like those who use well water.  You always have the choice not to have the prescription filled!








Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:25 AM

WOW ok. 

I want to know, WHY is there so much anger in this post? 

This mom is reaching out for advice. 

And so many of you are just being BITCHES. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:27 AM


I went to all my midwife appointments, but she didn't do much. Just listed to his heartbeat and measured the uterus. She also checked for protein and sugar in my urine.

Quoting justone_jen:

I don't get the point of them either, but I also didn't feel it necessary to have so many appointments during my pregnancy. It's a money racket, in my opinion.



justone_jen
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:29 AM
maybe just find a new doctor?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:29 AM


People have different opinions on what's best for kid's, its natural. The mainstream opinion is that all the shots and medications and treatments are good for your child and keep them healthy. I personally don't think so. We would all be better off if the doctors would just leave our bodies alone in most cases.

Quoting Anonymous:

WOW ok. 

I want to know, WHY is there so much anger in this post? 

This mom is reaching out for advice. 

And so many of you are just being BITCHES. 



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