My son has been on Intuniv for about 2 months now for his ADHD (attention only). He also has mild anxiety and a tic that comes and goes, so he cannot take a stimulant. We do not want to put him on Strattera.
He took some time to adjust to the daytime fatigue, but he has been having significant insomnia, nightmares, and nighttime anxiety since starting the Intuniv. We are now giving it to him in the morning, but it doesn’t seem to help. We have also tried Melatonin, but that does not help either.
Has anyone else experienced these side effects? Have you found any helpful solutions? The medication has been very helpful in many ways, but it the sleeplessness is taking its toll and we are hoping to find a way to either make this work, or find another option.
My son also had significant nightmares on Intuniv and we had to stop using it. He did well on Guanfacine without that side effect though. Guanfacine is the generic, short-acting, original form. Talk with the prescribing doctor about this.