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would it be so wrong?

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bagpussmice Mon 09-May-05 10:38:22

since dd2 had an illness a month ago I've not had a full/good night's sleep as she still keeps waking up in the night even though she is better.
I know we need to retrain her but i have had the most awful cough and cold for 4 weeks which I've been unable to shift, probably due to lack of sleep! I desperately need to have a good nights sleep to regain strength and energy, would it be so wrong to dose up dd2 with some medised just for the night so I could get some rest?

handlemecarefully Mon 09-May-05 10:39:05

God no! Do it.

QueenEagle Mon 09-May-05 10:44:55

Do it! It won't do your dd any harm, and you'll feel miles better for a decent night's sleep. It might even kick off her sleeping through again.

bagpussmice Mon 09-May-05 10:45:17

dh said to go stay in a hotel for the night - but the cheapest round here is about 70.00 and I can't bring myself to do that... anyway, I probably wouldn't sleep so well in a strange room and bed (unless I drank copious amounts of alcohol first - maybe it is a good idea !!!!

Frizbe Mon 09-May-05 10:47:13

No do it!

welshmum Mon 09-May-05 10:57:07

Don't quite understand what would be wrong with Medised?

Donbean Mon 09-May-05 11:00:55

No it wouldnt be so wrong, i cant tell you how many times ive been tempted to do the very same thing. It doesnt work on ds so waste of time for us.
My neighbour jokingly told me that her husband can get phenegan on the black market........ooooh tempting!

PinkFluffPudding Mon 09-May-05 11:04:21

Goodness me, the amount of times i've used it in the name of a decent night's sleep!!

So long as you don't go over the recommended dose i honestly can't see any reason in the world why you shouldn't put yourself first! Remember - a rested mother is a happier (therefore nicer) mother.

Marina Mon 09-May-05 11:12:30

The only thing I would say is do you know if it works on her in the desired way? Some children react "better" to Medised than others do.
Really hope that one way or another you get that undisturbed night - I know from experience how low you can get from lack of sleep.
Are you also taking a good multivitamin and maybe also Floradix? And maybe try echinacea to help you shift that horrible cold?

bagpussmice Mon 09-May-05 13:32:08

I am taking a multivitamin & minerals from Biocare - also extra vitamin C.
The Medised usually works.. have used before when she was poorly... the only time it didn't work was when she had an ear infection. Fingers crossed it will have the desired effect.
Thanks for all your support everyone.

flamesparrow Mon 09-May-05 13:36:15

I'm with all the DO ITs!!!

Ooh, and check that it does work like Marina said (sends mine hyper ).

I have gone round to my friend's to sleep before now because I am so so so tired, but someone needs to look after B!

Katemum Mon 09-May-05 13:37:05

Hope you enjoy a nights sleep. Need a fingers crossed smiley here.

Kelly1978 Mon 09-May-05 13:38:33

donbean - You can buy phenergan from the chemists. dd has it for travel sickness. I have used it when dd got into a bad sleep pattern. Two nights and she was back to normal.

LooneyLaura Mon 09-May-05 20:59:59

Someone please tell me what this Medised and Phenergan is. My DD (2yrs) is going through the same sort of bad sleep pattern and at 34wks preggers, I just dont need it.
Every night I dread what time she is going to wake up and ruin yet another nights sleep.
Last night it was 4am through to 5.50am when I couldnt stand it any longer, and she got into bed with me.

dropinthe Mon 09-May-05 21:05:17

Medised has a decongestant element to it that knocks most kids out-its great when they have a bad cough and your Dr is saying that cough mixture is bad-its good for teething at its worst-its also good every so often when you want them to have a good nights sleep-and you-but not to be abused!

LooneyLaura Mon 09-May-05 21:13:07

Do I ask for it by name or can I just ask the pharmacist to something to knock the little out for the night?!

dropinthe Mon 09-May-05 21:14:53

Most chemists sell it!

LooneyLaura Mon 09-May-05 21:16:00

I'll be knocking on their door in the morning in that case!

Evesmama Mon 09-May-05 21:20:18

i give my dd the minimum dose if shes had a poor nights sleep previous, then no afternoon sleep on the day..actually did it tonight, as when they get over tired, they are restless and the only thing that rectifies it, is a good nights sleep for them.
saying that im sathere looking at a piccy of my dd and thinking i might bring her into bed with me tonight

marne Mon 09-May-05 21:23:47

what age can you give it to them? have givin my dd phenergan even though shes a bit young, doesnt seem to work very well.

dropinthe Mon 09-May-05 21:24:37

I think its over one year

marne Mon 09-May-05 21:29:34

Thanks, think i will give it a go,need some sleep.

Orinoco Mon 09-May-05 22:11:12

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Evesmama Mon 09-May-05 22:24:32

there is a medised available from 3months and since being recomended it when dd was small, it is a god send

bagpussmice Tue 10-May-05 08:02:53

I did give dd some medised when she went to bed. She still woke up a couple of times, but instead of crying for ages... she just went back to sleep without me going in.... it obviously just settled her enough to go back on her own - fab!! She was still awake at 5.30 am this morning though - full of beans!
At least I had a pretty decent run of sleep which I haven't had in ages...

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