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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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Thank you for your suggestions. I might well try the calming oil – it sounds great. I’ll ask the paediatrician about magnesium too.
Thank you. We are definitely going to try melatonin. In fact, my son is begging me to get some.