Jennifer - posted on 08/11/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have read on this site and know that some of you out there have children with ADHD and other needs on Seroquel and/or Intuniv. I need some advice from those who might know
Our 8.5yr old son (whom we just adopted) has ADHD. He came to us on several meds and we have a great psychiatrist who has helped level out some of our son's issues with hyperactivity and anxiety. Our son came to us on Seroquel and Intuniv, both at night.
I am very knowledged in the world of special education, ADHD, etc. etc. and have seen many children on meds-none of Seroquel and none on Intuniv. We have NO idea what these meds are actually doing, or if they are counteracting other meds in his body.
We have an appt with our psych, but not for several weeks, and our son is also starting to have major sleep issues, even with Melatonin. One night (weeks ago) we took away the Intuniv (1mg) and he cried and cried and didn't go to sleep for HOURS.
We limit loud activities at night, have quiet time, a strict routine for bed, and on a good night it takes 10minutes and he's sound asleep. On a bad night, it could take 2 hours.
We feel there is SOMETHING that's not right about these drugs or the combination of them, and then I read the Intuniv is for FOCUS as well, and yet, why would he take that at night?? He needs help focusing during the day! lol...
I love our little guy and am determined to find out which way to go in order to get him off some meds, and onto others that are better.
Thoughts and suggestions from your families would be appreciated!