Kay - posted on 07/25/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son started taking Trileptal (2mg in morning and 2mg before bed) at the end of May 2012 because he has had 2 focal seizures this year. Other than that he seems like a normal healthy wild 2 year old with too much energy. However he does not sleep through the night. He goes to sleep easily but wakes up 3-5 times a night crying and we have tried every method to get him to sleep. I am due to have our 2nd child in October and told his neurologist I'm worried about having 2 kids waking up through the night and how I will ever get any sleep. She recommended that if things get too tough to call her and she would give him a low dose temporary prescription of Clonidine to help our 2 year sleep through the night. I'm of course very uneasy about putting him on any meds because I don't want his personality to alter in any way. Do any of you have experience with Clonidine for sleeping and any advice?