Growth Hormone Replacement


I have adopted an 8 year old boy (he has been with us since he was 3) and he is very small for his age. He is the size of a 5 year old. He sees a pediatric endocronologist and she monitors his growth. He grows slowly and his hormone level is normal. She said that it has been FDA approved to give him growth hormones. I am concerned about side affects as he growth hormone levels are not low. Any feedback would be appreciated.



My daughter has been on GH for almost 4 years with no much problems. Headaches are the most common side effect and my daughter does get them, but it’s managable with Tylenol, etc. I think she’ll surpass me in hieght so I have nothing but good things to say about it. I am semi-fighting with my doc (we had to see a new doc from whom my daughter started out with) about my son getting on the GH. He’s very small for his age as well (5% for hieght) Let us know how it goes.