A - posted on 11/12/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son has been on Melatonin for about 4 or 5 years now. He started out at 150 mcg and recently has gone up to 1mg. I keep reading how you shouldn't give it to a child long term or more than this amount. Melatonin has always worked but I'm really worried about giving it to him anymore. He has been up till 1:00 AM every night for the past 3 nights. I was going to up it to 1 1/2 mg and see if that helped, but I'm afraid to do it. He is on 15mg of Focalin in the morning and 2mg of Intuniv in the evening. He was a picky eater before he started the ADHD medicine and ever since he started taking them in March he hardly eats at all. His only meal is breakfast. Won't eat lunch, sometimes eats a snack and rarely eats dinner. Usually he will walk up to the table, look at his plate and say I don't want it and walks away. UGH! I'm trying to get protein in him, which is hard because he doesn't like meat very much. If I fed him PB&J every night, he would eat it. ???