My 8yr old son is ADHD and ASD and can not sleep even with Melatonin

Natasha - posted on 11/29/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




My 8yr old son has ADHD and ASD and has been perscribed Phenergan and Melatonin to help him sleep, as he cant swallow tablets he was given capsules to start with which we emptied into his mouth which worked fine, i have now been told by the doctors they are no longer allowed to perscribed these and they have now got to come in tablet form which i have to crush, since doing this my son now cant get to sleep until the early hours of the morning and i am getting desperate as to what to do, does anyone have any suggestions on how i can help him as i dont know how much longer he can go on like this regards Natasha


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Katherine - posted on 11/29/2010




Hi Natasha,

We actually have a group geared specifically for moms of kids with ASD's and ADHD. Here's the link:

Also, sometimes, with melatonin it can give the opposite effect. I know with me it kept me up all night. Maybe he is having an adverse reaction?

Pip - posted on 11/29/2010




He might be having a reaction to the Phenergan or the Melatonin. One of my sons has ADHD and he reacts to alot of medications, things that are supposed to calm him actually do the opposite. He climbs walls if he has any form of antihystemine. Ask your Dr.

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