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Sleep Issues and ADHD
My son, since the day he was born, has never been able to go sleep. Seriously. We have documented reports from the Pediatrician at 11 days old of me complaining that he never slept. 16 years later and I am still dealing with it. He has to take Clonidine 0.03mg to sleep every night and has been on it since he was three. We started adding 25mg of Benadryl too to help. Without it, he can go days and days without any sleep. It scares me that he has been on it this long and yes, I’ve tried other methods like melatonin, special sleep teas, warm baths etc. You name it, I’ve done it. Once he does fall asleep, he then has night terrors, sleepwalks and/or sleep talks throughout the night. I feel so sad for him. Does anyone else have a child that they are seeing this? He has ADHD/OCD/ODD and we have seen many specialists. I’m so proud of how far he has come on the others, it’s really the sleep that I especially worry about. Thanks!