My lovely DS (12, AS/ADD) has developed insomnia following us taking him of Risperidone - ironically because he had been on it for a while and we were worried about its more serious potential side effects. His mind just can't stop going around and he spends hours just lying there hoping to drop off. It's just awful and now he refuses to go to school because of feeling too tired. He is also taking Intuniv and apparently this can also have insomnia as a fairly common side effect. Apparently the Risperidone was a strong enough sedative to counter act it. It's a nightmare, the whole thing. I have not yet had a chance to talk to his doctor.
Does anyone else have any experience of this and what did you do about it? Is there any such thing as managing AdHD with natural remedies? Insomnia remedies??