Does ADHD medication affect sleep?

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Whoopsiveovershared Sat 03-Feb-18 21:08:01

Ds had his first day of ADHD meds. Now he won't asleep!. He has been taking melatonin for a few years, and is usually asleep by 815. Now its after 9 and he is still wide awake in his room.
Could it be related to the new meds?

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Allthewaves Sat 03-Feb-18 23:50:52

Yes they can affect sleep. My ds takes his at 8am and they start wearing off around 1am. I won't give him a top up as it keeps him awake when we do. Also it does take body time to adjust. It was a good couple of months before ds side effects wore off

Whoopsiveovershared Sun 04-Feb-18 07:11:13

Thanks, I guess we will just keep on for a few weeks and see what happens.

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Waitingforsleep Mon 05-Feb-18 16:15:49

Hi I will reply in more detail
Later, I did start a thread called ADHD medication thread. Would you mind posting and bumping it and maybe others will start to chat there too?
No worries if you prefer this one as I don’t want to make you do that if you don’t fancy smile
Will post later as a few months down the line with three meds now!

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