My mother told me throughout my life that when I was young she gave me phenobarbital to "make me go to school". I have no memory of being given medication. Was she putting it in my food? Was she lying? I wonder if this was something routinely given to children with school anxiety?
Barbiturates were popular in the 60's Used mostly for sleeping though.
The do cause major relaxation, wich would help anxiety issues. But I can't imagine giving it to a child, especially before school? You'd been a very sleepy kid. Can't answer that part for you. Ask some family members, maybe they will remember you taking it. xx
Yes. I was given phenibarbitone in the 1960's when i was about 8 as I couldn't sleep and had nightmares. I remember it made me hallucinate. I still remember watching my bedroom walls go out miles and then come rushing back in. I don't think my mother ever questioned the doctor at all.
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