has anyone had any side effects to the growth hormone?

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I know of one person who had severe headaches and had to stop the HgH, but most of the boys I know on it, including mine, have had no issues.
what caused the headaches and do you have your sons eyes checked
The medicine caused a reaction that caused pressure on the optic nerve, which caused the headaches.

As for us, yes, we have annual eye checks, but not b/c of HgH, we do it due to the steroids.....

sandy said:
what caused the headaches and do you have your sons eyes checked
Interesting, so once they stoped the hgh did the optic nerve go back to normal?
yes it did. He is fine now and they are just watching it for a while. But no more Hgh. It is one of the VERY rare side effects. Other than that, I dont' know of anyone having problems. I know that we haven't.

sandy said:
Interesting, so once they stoped the hgh did the optic nerve go back to normal?
My son has been on them since Oct 2009 and hasn't had any side effects.
Our son was on HGH for almost 2 years, 11/2007 - 09/2009, nope no side effects, he grew 1.3/4", he was also on deflazacort which does stunt growth. use of HGH was mostly for strength not height. Overall - not worth the pain and aggravation - your son will thank you for NOT injecting him every night at bedtime.
we did ours for height....not strength. He has grown 4.75" in 18 mths! I have asked him if he wants to stop the shots or grow and he says wants to grow even if it means continuing to get the shots...

Michael said:
Our son was on HGH for almost 2 years, nope no side effects, he grew 1.3/4", he was also on deflazacort which does stunt growth. use of HGH was mostly for strength not height. Overall - not worth the pain and aggravation - your son will thank you for NOT injecting him every night at bedtime.
Dear Lori

As you may remember from another discussion, my son George have started HgH a month and a half ago. No side effects until now (thank God)! But I have not seen any change in his height either. How the growth hormone works? Are we going to see George's height increase gradually from the first month, or we should wait for some months before we can see any increase in height? What is your experience on this?

Greg

Lori Ware said:
we did ours for height....not strength. He has grown 4.75" in 18 mths! I have asked him if he wants to stop the shots or grow and he says wants to grow even if it means continuing to get the shots...

Michael said:
Our son was on HGH for almost 2 years, nope no side effects, he grew 1.3/4", he was also on deflazacort which does stunt growth. use of HGH was mostly for strength not height. Overall - not worth the pain and aggravation - your son will thank you for NOT injecting him every night at bedtime.
George, If I remember correctly (and that is ALWAYS a question!) Seph grew about 1.5 to 2 inches the first 6 mths. So, it is gradual. We noticed pants getting shorter first. We also measure him on a wall in our home, but that obviously is not that accurate (but close!)..As for the 1st month, I really don't recall, sorry!

How is your son tolerating the actual shot? I hope well!

Gregoris Panayiotou said:
Dear Lori

As you may remember from another discussion, my son George have started HgH a month and a half ago. No side effects until now (thank God)! But I have not seen any change in his height either. How the growth hormone works? Are we going to see George's height increase gradually from the first month, or we should wait for some months before we can see any increase in height? What is your experience on this?

Greg

Lori Ware said:
we did ours for height....not strength. He has grown 4.75" in 18 mths! I have asked him if he wants to stop the shots or grow and he says wants to grow even if it means continuing to get the shots...

Michael said:
Our son was on HGH for almost 2 years, nope no side effects, he grew 1.3/4", he was also on deflazacort which does stunt growth. use of HGH was mostly for strength not height. Overall - not worth the pain and aggravation - your son will thank you for NOT injecting him every night at bedtime.
Dear Lori

Good news!! I have measured his height two weeks ago and i did not find any change. I was surprised when yesterday I measured his height again and wooooo he is 1,2 cm taller!! As for the shots... he was a little bit afraid at the begining but now he is taking it very good!

I hope all will go well

Greg

Lori Ware said:
George, If I remember correctly (and that is ALWAYS a question!) Seph grew about 1.5 to 2 inches the first 6 mths. So, it is gradual. We noticed pants getting shorter first. We also measure him on a wall in our home, but that obviously is not that accurate (but close!)..As for the 1st month, I really don't recall, sorry!

How is your son tolerating the actual shot? I hope well!

Gregoris Panayiotou said:
Dear Lori

As you may remember from another discussion, my son George have started HgH a month and a half ago. No side effects until now (thank God)! But I have not seen any change in his height either. How the growth hormone works? Are we going to see George's height increase gradually from the first month, or we should wait for some months before we can see any increase in height? What is your experience on this?

Greg

Lori Ware said:
we did ours for height....not strength. He has grown 4.75" in 18 mths! I have asked him if he wants to stop the shots or grow and he says wants to grow even if it means continuing to get the shots...

Michael said:
Our son was on HGH for almost 2 years, nope no side effects, he grew 1.3/4", he was also on deflazacort which does stunt growth. use of HGH was mostly for strength not height. Overall - not worth the pain and aggravation - your son will thank you for NOT injecting him every night at bedtime.
George, that is great! Watch out now, the clothing bill is going to grow! I wish that was our only problem!!!!

Gregoris Panayiotou said:
Dear Lori

Good news!! I have measured his height two weeks ago and i did not find any change. I was surprised when yesterday I measured his height again and wooooo he is 1,2 cm taller!! As for the shots... he was a little bit afraid at the begining but now he is taking it very good!

I hope all will go well

Greg

Lori Ware said:
George, If I remember correctly (and that is ALWAYS a question!) Seph grew about 1.5 to 2 inches the first 6 mths. So, it is gradual. We noticed pants getting shorter first. We also measure him on a wall in our home, but that obviously is not that accurate (but close!)..As for the 1st month, I really don't recall, sorry!

How is your son tolerating the actual shot? I hope well!

Gregoris Panayiotou said:
Dear Lori

As you may remember from another discussion, my son George have started HgH a month and a half ago. No side effects until now (thank God)! But I have not seen any change in his height either. How the growth hormone works? Are we going to see George's height increase gradually from the first month, or we should wait for some months before we can see any increase in height? What is your experience on this?

Greg

Lori Ware said:
we did ours for height....not strength. He has grown 4.75" in 18 mths! I have asked him if he wants to stop the shots or grow and he says wants to grow even if it means continuing to get the shots...

Michael said:
Our son was on HGH for almost 2 years, nope no side effects, he grew 1.3/4", he was also on deflazacort which does stunt growth. use of HGH was mostly for strength not height. Overall - not worth the pain and aggravation - your son will thank you for NOT injecting him every night at bedtime.

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