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  • in reply to: Teenager with sleep problems #85211
    daitkaci
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    Hi mccoyver
    My child read your response and said “Are you sure you didn’t just type that from my point of view mum?” Because it’s exactly how he feels! It’s reassuring that adults use the exact same strategies as him. And it helps me to understand why he watches the same dvd 100s of times. Thank you!

    in reply to: Teenager with sleep problems #85036
    daitkaci
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    Thanks for your suggestions Suzanne. The meds my son is on at the moment are great for focus and impulse control but he doesn’t feel sleepy at all at any reasonable hour. I’ve had a terrible trouble waking him for school since he’s been on it and one day I couldn’t get him there until midday. I’m going to ask for a melatonin prescription tomorrow when I have a phone consultation with his ADHD nurse practitioner. I looks as though it works for a lot of ADHDers.

    in reply to: Teenager with sleep problems #84544
    daitkaci
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    Hi curly girl. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. It sounds like Melatonin and / or Clonodine might be just what we need.

    in reply to: Teenager with sleep problems #84543
    daitkaci
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    Hi bonnyand curst. I love yoga with Adriene too. Maybe i’ll try to get my son to do the 7 minute routine which you suggest. Thanks for the idea

    in reply to: Teenager with sleep problems #84542
    daitkaci
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    Hi jmsc hue. Thanks for your advice. I’ll be asking the paediatrician about melatonin or Clonodine. Now he’s off the Concerta I’m hoping things will get better.

    in reply to: Teenager with sleep problems #84541
    daitkaci
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    Thanks ADHD momma. My son prefers videos or music too but he doesn’t start to get sleepy for ages after I go to bed. He’s just started a different medication and it seems a bit better: lasts longer, does not ruin his appetite. We’ll see how it goes for a couple of weeks.

    in reply to: Teenager with sleep problems #84539
    daitkaci
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    Thank you for your suggestions. I might well try the calming oil – it sounds great. I’ll ask the paediatrician about magnesium too.

    in reply to: Teenager with sleep problems #84538
    daitkaci
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    Thank you. We are definitely going to try melatonin. In fact, my son is begging me to get some.

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