... sleep (which I think is the majority of them) tried this... 3 mg Melatonin at 9pm, 1 tab of kids benydryl at 10pm... well I did it last night and my 12 yr old boy slept for the first time throught the night!! 9 hours. I am used to a boy that stays awake until 3am or later and has to be up for school at 730 normally a very exhausted little boy that is irratible and cranky. This was a small miracle! DRs have told me that melatonin is totally natural and benydryl is an allergy med that is save too
jentown68, Its good to hear your son got some much needed sleep, and you got some much needed relief. One of my older boys was ADHD, when he was younger, and had a problem with this as well. But, when the Dr. changed his medicine, he started sleeping good again. He also went from failing in school, to making a B average, and some A's even. And at first, after I took him to the Dr., and he was diagnosed with it, a couple of people, mainly my ex husband, were very critical about the medication. But, when his grades went up, due to being able to focus much better, and he started sleeping better, instead of getting angry and irritable and talking back to his teachers, his attitude became greatly improved, nothing negative really could be said anymore. He did quit taking it when he was older, but I tell you, I still think the boy still has it. Lol. But I wish you the very best of luck, and sincerely hope his sleeping pattern will get to the point where he gets enough sleep, nightly, on a regular basis. Hang in there mom. Your Friend, Ruthie
My son is on ADHD meds and had trouble sleeping. His pediatrician told me to get him Melatonin also so that he could get his sleeping pattern back to normal then to try to take him off Melatonin. Just to use it when he needed it. I also was relieved when it worked for him too. Good news! Glad it is working for you.
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