Melatonin saved us

Discussion in 'Healthful Living / Natural Treatments' started by Trisha, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Trisha

    Trisha New Member

    My difficult child was not sleeping, I don't know how he even made it through the day, he was getting no more that 5hrs of sleep a night for days on end. He is on Concerta so we knew this was the reason why, but we can't take him off because he just can't cope.
    Our pediatrician, told us about Melatonin, she explained that they don't know the long term effects, so we were a little leary, but thought we would try it. WOW!! He has been sleeping with no problem, our mornings are so much better, he wakes up refreshed and happy.
    His whole day is just better than it ever was, I'm really happy with the change.
  2. Ltlredhen

    Ltlredhen New Member

    Great to hear the Melatonin works for you difficult child. It has made a world of difference to us.

  3. transformtriumph

    transformtriumph New Member

    It is likely that melatonin is safer than concerta. Glad it has helped.
  4. NikkiKay

    NikkiKay New Member

    I'm glad you've had sucess with Melatonin. My difficult children dr also recommended it but I have yet to try it. He used to take risperdal at night and it didn't help at all. I haven't started the melatonin yet bc I was hoping that with it being summer time that he would get more exercise and maybe be tired enough to get himself on a regular sleep schedule. It hasn't worked so we will be trying melatonin now. Good Luck and I hope it continues to work.