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Sleep issues in a child with ADHD

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Foxy800 Sun 24-Feb-13 09:36:57

DD is 6, nearly 7 and was diagnosed with ADHD in November, she is trialling mediknet, 10mg, and has recently had a review with her paed who doesnt want to see her again for 4 months.

However we have had sleep issues since she was 2, they get better then get worse, she goes to sleep fine but wakes a lot in the night, friday night she was up 9 times in the night, I get her go to the toilet then straight back to bed. We have been known to be up to 11 times a night.

I spoke to the gp about this early last year and he prescribed Kidnap, but as the pead explained this is quick release and helped her go to sleep but that wasnt the issue.

I would be very grateful for any advice, it is jsut her and I at home so very rarely get a break from it all (which of course is fine as she is my dd and I love her to pieces), its just extremely tiring.

Any advice would be gratefully received, paed has said we can look at this once meds for ADHD are sorted but not sure if I can go another 4 months like this.

BallyGoBackwards Tue 26-Feb-13 20:15:03

Bio Melatonin has been great for my DS (11) Previously he always woke during the night and came to our bed. Bad habit that we couldnt really break. Anyway he started taking it last June and hasnt come to our bed since and sleeps the whole night through.

Foxy800 Tue 26-Feb-13 22:12:19

Fingers crossed that is the one she is being prescribed then. She comes to my bed several times in the night then I put her back. This can be up to 11 times a night!!! Will see how the melatonin goes.

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