I know this was talked about recently but just wanted some advice please..
We used melatonin twice before but Ellie never really got the full amount.
We got given the capsules full of tiny like beady things That don't dissolve!
We struggled in the past giving them to her and tried to put it in a bit of milk, but she still ended up with beads round her mouth instead of in!!!
We have the slow release one. As Ellie is fine going to bed I go up around 10ish to give her some meds. But I really struggled getting it down her last night and it didn't work one bit, if anything she was worse!
Do you know if you can get it in another form which would be easier to give her?
Or is there a better way to get it down her as it is?
How stupid to give this to children and not make it in another way!
Im quite sure it wont work anyway, it hasnt done twice before...but in desperation we will try anything!!!
anniebear - no experience of melatonin but one of dd's epilepsy drugs used to come in the same 'little ball' form. I found the best way to get dd to take it was by mixing it in a spoonful of yoghurt or some other such slightly thick thing that the balls would 'stay in' IYSWIM!
I guess that might not work if Ellie doesn't want to eat in the middle of the night though.
To get liquid either get someone going to the USA to bring it home for you or get someone there to send it to you (not stating what it is on the package). Or order it from iherb.com but it is quite low strength.
Our cpasules are full of powder too which i open up and put on a spoonful of ANYTHING even sugar at times and he takes it no probs,he has even been know to let me pour an opened capsule straight into his mouth.Ours arent slow release ones but if he swallowed the capsule they would take longer to work.
Spoke to Paediatrician, she said that funnily enough she had been in talks with the hospital Pharmacist over this the other day!!
She said that they are looking into it, but it also will come down to cost, as it is not a prescribed drug, it has to go before some board of wosits! (as In I can't remember the name!!)
The Melatonin hasn't really worked for Ellie but I did read the other day that it has had results for around 80% of children but doesn't seem to work as well in children that wake throughout the night.
Why we are always in the minority I'll never know!!!!