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    Old 01-29-2008, 09:47 AM   #1
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    help for my 6 year old who is adhd-odd on adderall xr

    My 6 year old son has been diognosed adha-odd and put on adderall xr but he can't sleep. I first night he didn't sleep at all. last night he slept an hour then was wide awake the rest of the night i am afraid of what tonight will be like. the doctor ask us to keep him on it for a few days to see if it helps. it helps some but his sleeplessness is a little troubling for me. can anyone help or does anyone have any suggestions.

     
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    Old 01-29-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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    Re: help for my 6 year old who is adhd-odd on adderall xr

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    My 6 year old son has been diognosed adha-odd and put on adderall xr but he can't sleep. I first night he didn't sleep at all. last night he slept an hour then was wide awake the rest of the night i am afraid of what tonight will be like. the doctor ask us to keep him on it for a few days to see if it helps. it helps some but his sleeplessness is a little troubling for me. can anyone help or does anyone have any suggestions.
    How much is he taking and what time of the day? Jenn

     
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    Re: help for my 6 year old who is adhd-odd on adderall xr

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    How much is he taking and what time of the day? Jenn
    Hes taking 10mg at 8am thats when they told us to give it to him so it will work for the school day

     
    Old 01-31-2008, 08:37 AM   #4
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    Re: help for my 6 year old who is adhd-odd on adderall xr

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    Hes taking 10mg at 8am thats when they told us to give it to him so it will work for the school day
    That doesn't seem like a really big amount and it really only last 8 hours so just give him time to get use to it. Make sure he isn't taking in a lot of sugar, especially Mountain Dew or anything like that. My son was on that when he was younger. I am 45 and take Ritalin La 20 mg at 8am and another at noon that last for 8 hours.

    He will settle down. I know it doesn't seem like he will but he will get use to it. If he doesn't then have your doc try one of the other drugs in that class.

    Good Luck, Jenn

     
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    Re: help for my 6 year old who is adhd-odd on adderall xr

    If he doesn't adjust soon, talk to his doc. The regular release (not XR) form might work better for him. Or, as Jenn said, a different med might be called for.

     
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    Re: help for my 6 year old who is adhd-odd on adderall xr

    There is an over the counter med that he can take while he is getting used to it. It is called Melatonin. I would talk to your doctor about using this.

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    Re: help for my 6 year old who is adhd-odd on adderall xr

    How is your son doing?

    I have one child that could not take Adderall at all but I have one that does very well on it. His only side effect is not sleeping also. It only happens to him once in a while. But I noticed last week it happened 3 nights in a row. I don't give it to him on weekends since he only needs it for school. I hope it's not more of the same this week where he has a hard time going to sleep. He's only been on it since April 07.

    Let us know how your son is.

     
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