Imsomnia with adhd meds

Celia - posted on 12/06/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is on Vivanze 30mg. He refuses to go higher because he hates the palpitations, anxiety and imsomnia. He hates to take it in general but admits that it makes him focus and is easier to study and he does it. He is begging me for something to let him sleep. We tried melatonis, exercising, and a lot of other advices to wind down before sleep and it doesn't work. I heard of meds that are addicted like the benzodiapepines (valium, xanax, lorazepam, etc) but afraid to use because they are addictive and easier to abuse by young people. Does anyone have experience with this drug combination to make this young man have a restful sleep and don't hate Vivanze that helps him so much with his studie?


Jodi - posted on 12/06/2015




Talk to his doctor about the issue. You shouldn't be second guessing the medical aspect of this. I would also be talking to the doctor about the side effects of this medication because there are other medications out there that he may be able to take without the side effects.

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