Kellie - posted on 09/20/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
Hello to all the mom's here, I recently stumbled on this site looking up some info on melatonin. I have been on for about 3 hours just reading. I wish I had found this site about 3 years ago.
My son Spencer, is 10 years old, and was diagnosed with Asperger's in December, he also has ADHD, and a list of other medical issues. In the last several months we have noticed that he is easily aggitated, easily angered and has temper outbursts, not sure if this is just a stage, or part of the Asperger's, and don't know how to deal with it. I hesitate to discipline him, as I don't know if he can help it. My peditrician has suggested a physcological evaluation, but have spent the last three years in and out of doctors offices and specialists.
Please help me, as I feel I need to be medicated.
Also we have been experiencing ALOT of sleepless nights, and it was suggested that we start him on Melatonin, but when I went to find it, the bottle states not to give to children under 16, but everything I found on the internet states its ok, as it is something the body already produces, but that Children with ADHD and Autism, do not produce enough of it.
Can someone help me in that aspect as well. Spencer is 10 years old and weighs 50 lbs.
Once again, I am new to this site, and would appreciate ANY and ALL advise.
Thanks - Kellie