Ugh, I have no idea what to do anymore. difficult child has been taking 2 mgs of Inuniv for about two weeks now. His teacher says she has seen *some* improvement so far but he still needs to be redirected throughout the day. It's better than nothing. We didn't see any improvement at all at 1 mg so some improvement at 2 mgs is a little bit encouraging. Only problem is he has been sleeping less and less as the days go on. I have read extensively about the side effects online but the only sleep issue most of them mention is sleepiness or extreme fatigue. difficult child is the opposite. He has always been the type to stay up later than most, but it's gotten much worse in the past couple of weeks. Last night he didn't get to bed until after 12:30. It's really hard on me because my night time Geodon dose makes me fall asleep around 8:30. I've tried taking the medications later but when I do I am overly tired the next morning and I'm too scared to drive with the medication still in my system. I have no choice but to take it around 6:00 at night with dinner (pill must also be taken with food or it doesn't work.) I miss out on a lot of primetime tv this way but it's a small price to pay for stability. What I have been doing lately is setting my cell phone alarm to 10:00 so I can wake back up and try to get difficult child 2 back to bed. Normally it's not a problem but lately he has been wide awake and not even close to being ready for sleep. I go back to bed and set the alarm for 11:00. Get back up again and difficult child is still wide awake. Tell him to get to sleep. He says he is not tired. I set my alarm yet again to 12:00 to make sure he is finally sleeping. Nope, wide awake still, and eventually after a half hour he falls asleep. difficult child 1 gets up at 4:30 in the morning to get a drink, and finds difficult child 2 awake and watching tv. Told her he couldn't sleep. He goes to wake me at 5:00 and asks to play games on my phone...sigh. Of course I'm up at that point because it's only an hour from the time I usually wake up. Basically he got a whole four hours of sleep last night. It kinda reminds me of difficult child 1 and her manic days. Only difficult child 2 is not bipolar and he is definitely not manic. It has to be the new medication, right? Because he never had this type of behavior before. I emailed psychiatrist last week and asked what I should do. He emailed me back and said that he would call in a prescription to the pharmacy for generic 1mg. I'm confused. I already told psychiatrist that we did not see any improvement at all on that dose. Why would we go down a dose if it wasn't working, just to remedy the sleep problem? Wouldn't trying him out on something else be the thing to do? I emailed him again last Friday and so far I have not heard back. I am going to continue to administer the 2 mgs as usual until I hear otherwise. I don't know how much longer I can take this not sleeping of his. He seems to be doing okay at school and he's not overly tired but I am! Please pray, rattle beads, and wish me luck tonight because I am exhausted and I need a good night's sleep for once...ugh.