how to keep her calm at night when add meds wear off?

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my 6 yr old daughter has add after 6 pm she is out of control but is fine all day.

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Lisa - posted on 05/13/2009

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we send our daughter outside to play with the other kids...make sure she does any homework as soon as she gets home so that when the meds wear off you don't have to fight to get it done...the other option is to ask the doc for a top up med for after school....my daughter takes 20 mg ritalin in the morning 10 mg of ritalin around 4 pm and then a pill to help her sleep and help her bed wetting in the evening...can't remember the name of it though

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my son who is 4 just started him meds, and the doc said it was very common for the dose to work for a while then stop working. i recommend you make an appointment to talk with your doc about the dosage.. eathen would wake at around 2 and just scream and rant until morning. with a mix of ritalin and clonidine to help him sleep it works for us. but like i said, talk to the doc!! good luck

p.s.

i also have to take him out in the day and burn all his energy just to get him to bed, swimming, long walks, just plain ol' energy burning stuff :)

[deleted account]

my son who is 4 just started him meds, and the doc said it was very common for the dose to work for a while then stop working. i recommend you make an appointment to talk with your doc about the dosage.. eathen would wake at around 2 and just scream and rant until morning. with a mix of ritalin and clonidine to help him sleep it works for us. but like i said, talk to the doc!! good luck

p.s.

i also have to take him out in the day and burn all his energy just to get him to bed, swimming, long walks, just plain ol' energy burning stuff :)

[deleted account]

my son who is 4 just started him meds, and the doc said it was very common for the dose to work for a while then stop working. i recommend you make an appointment to talk with your doc about the dosage.. eathen would wake at around 2 and just scream and rant until morning. with a mix of ritalin and clonidine to help him sleep it works for us. but like i said, talk to the doc!! good luck

p.s.

i also have to take him out in the day and burn all his energy just to get him to bed, swimming, long walks, just plain ol' energy burning stuff :)

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