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Old 05-15-2011, 06:25 PM
twinmommy twinmommy is offline
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My daughter started timolol 10 days ago, which isn't long, but just a note that we have seen zero side effects. She will start systemic meds in about 2 weeks, we are awaiting results from blood tests, ekg, etc. because she is only 6 weeks old. Her H. is very large and taking over her entire cheek. Since the timolol, she has started opening the eye on the side of the H. Before tim. she was favoring that eye and keeping it mostly closed.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:15 PM
Tallulahsmom Tallulahsmom is offline
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My dd is 7 weeks old and has a deep H (cashew sized) on her right eyebrow that was growing quite rapidly down onto her eyelid. It was growing so quickly that each morning it was significantly larger and more purple. So after seeing the opthomoligist we started Timolol 2 days ago. Our Dr. Suggested the topical first because my dd is so young, but he warned us that that it may not absorb through the skin enough to reduce the swelling. I do think though it has defiantly think the Timolol has slowed the growth if not halted it. I am very encouraged by what I have read here and what we have experienced so far.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:32 PM
mortman mortman is offline
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We use the topical version on our son's "diaper area" hemangiomas (he has several pea to quarter size ones on his bottom, by the rectal opening, and on his genitals). They have stopped ulcerating and appear to be less red than before. They aren't really shrinking but we are happy just to have none that are bleeding!
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:11 AM
csp178 csp178 is offline
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My 6 month old DD is currently prescribed the gel for her eyelid hem. We have only been on it a week but no progress so far.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:34 AM
momof3inpa2009 momof3inpa2009 is offline
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My daughter is now on the timololol. It seems to keep the swelling down.
Deep hemangioma on left eyebrow towards nose
Started propanolol Feb. 11th, 2010
Off of propanolol aprox. June 2011
Takes 3 doses per day at 1.3ml
2nd Weaning of prop. not a success back on it March 22. Only one dose of 1.3ml now- 19 months old Did Timolol gel for awhile, stopped, & back on - 4 years old. Off of Timolol -doesn't seem to be doing anything. Surgery was a success!!! April 2014
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