Model and Actress, Jenny McCarthy was so concerned about medication that doctors prescribed for her autistic son. that she tried it for herself and in her own words “became Ozzy Osbourne” McCarty started to become concerned about the medication given to her son when she began to realize her then three year old son Evan had been misdiagnosed as an epileptic and was acting violent whenever he took the medication.
Jenny states that: “He went psychotic on them (medication)… He was hallucinating, he was banging his head against the wall, he didn’t recognize me, and that was really hard. The next medicine they gave me, I wanted to try. It’s not something I’d recommend to anyone but I wanted to know… how he felt, so I took his seizure meds.”
“No offense to Ozzy Osbourne but (I felt) exactly like Ozzy. I was slurring my speech, I was a little off balance and I was drooling a bit. I said to myself, ‘This will at least stop the seizures and mommy will find something better… I felt really scared because I didn’t know what was going on.”
A top Los Angeles neurologist diagnosed Evan for autism, and McCarthy now states “Evan’s darkest days are behind him and he no longer reacts violently to his medication”
This goes to show that a mother’s intuition is never wrong.
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