Parents of ADHD Toddlers, Preschoolers
Vyvanse and Melatonin
My 5 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD a month ago and has been on 20 mg Vyvanse. He has always had a problem falling asleep at night but seemed to get worse after taking the Vyvanse. The doctor suggested trying 1 to 2 mg Melatonin at night to help him sleep and that did wonders as instead of being in bed awake for over an hour now falls asleep in about 20 minutes. However his teacher just emailed me to let me know that the last couple of days at school has been like it was before he started his Vyvanse as he seems lost and not sure what he should be doing, not being able to keep focused and getting in trouble for not listening. I did not think Melatonin would affect his Vyvanse med but now being to wonder if it is or is it that he has been on Vyvanse for a month now an may need an increase in dose?
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