Please help! my kid cant sleep!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-28-2006
Please help! my kid cant sleep!
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Thu, 08-06-2009 - 3:19pm

ok. im getting frustrated over here lol! this is day 4 of adderal xr 5 mg. dd is 9 , 53 pounds. she has ALWAYS taken 3mg melationin at night to help her sleep and she passes out within 30-40 minutes after that.


~ Maggie ~

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2007
Thu, 08-06-2009 - 4:30pm

The problem is that she is at the max adult dose for Melatonin. when she started it did you work up to that dose? We have always used .33mgs, so DD could feasibly take 9 more pills before she was at 3 mgs.


The only thing I can think of is stopping the Melatonin, and maybe trying benadry for a day or two, then going back to the lowest Melatonin dose and working up.


A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-28-2006
Thu, 08-06-2009 - 4:46pm

hum... yeah when her last doc (moved) started her on melatonin to help sleep we started a 1mg. and then worked up. at 2mg she will wake up druing the night mist nights, wide awake and refreshed lol! so she said to try 3. thats were we have been for a few years and its almost always worked except now it the adderal added.


~ Maggie ~

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-23-2005
Thu, 08-06-2009 - 5:41pm

My 8 year old dd just started Adderal XR 20mg

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-28-2006
Thu, 08-06-2009 - 6:04pm

hi! stick around her please

~ Maggie ~

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