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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2016, 13:52:33 pm »
I used Melatonin with my DS around 2-2.5 years old too. We had some long NW's and sleep fighting. He could go on for 2 hours to nod off and then he would be so OT. Anyway, I can highly recommend Melatonin ... it worked wonders for us. I never saw any side effects or any issues with becoming dependent but I made sure to use it only for about 5-6 days a time then took a break. And yes, he used to get the red rings under his eyes after about 20 min of taking the Melatonin and could barely keep his eyes open.
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2016, 17:04:29 pm »
Well, an interesting update. Dr has prescribed melatonin which I've now given him and he's in bed. Also he looked at the medication he's on for his asthma and guess what the side effects are????

Behavior/mood changes, hostility, aggression, agitation, vivid and unpleasant dreams, , confusion, anxiety, hallucinations, sleepwalking, suicidal thoughts, suicidal actions (including suicide), insomnia, tremor, and depression.

Ugh.


Was he on singulair? (Montelukast) My nephew had a horrid time on that med too (yet my DH takes it with no issues). I hope that they can find a good alternative for him and that this is key in solving the sleep issues xx
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2016, 18:13:12 pm »
11.5 hours straight without waking at all!!! Woohoo!!

Now if only the neighbours hadn't partied til 5am.....

Yep he's on montelukast and I took it off him yesterday. Once I researched the side effects I saw people were having a horrid time with it!! I couldn't believe it





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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2016, 18:28:45 pm »
Wow that's great for him, shame about neighbours!
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2016, 18:52:48 pm »
Boo to the neighbours! But awesome otherwise xx
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2016, 20:55:29 pm »
Oh that's amazing!

Hard to know if it's skipping that medicine or the melatonin.  Maybe the melatonin is helping him get back to where he might be without that med? 
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2016, 09:37:10 am »
Hmm well tonight isn't going quite so well... We've had another "mum I want my drink bottle (that's right next to him)" fiasco. It lasted about half an hour. I thought after last night that we would be on a roll with the melatonin in his system. Am I wrong?!





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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2016, 09:51:21 am »
Jo, as I understand it melatonin works on falling asleep, but has not much effect on NWs. 

I suppose you've spoken to him (a million times) out of the moment about his water bottle, how you're right next door, and you all need sleep blah blah. 

Still, it is better than it was. ((hugs))

This seems like a good article, lots of info about it:
http://seattlemamadoc.seattlechildrens.org/using-melatonin-to-help-children-fall-asleep/
« Last Edit: January 23, 2016, 09:53:28 am by weaver »
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2016, 09:58:13 am »
But I told the dr he has no trouble falling asleep, it's just night wakings, why would he give me something that fixed something that's not broken??

After reading that article I feel tricked :(





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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2016, 10:22:56 am »
I dunno, hun.  Maybe doc doesn't know much about it beyond melatonin=sleep?? You're in NZ? My nephew (who's a lot older) is also being given melatonin for NWs.  Strange.

Still, seems like maybe it was the meds causing the crazy wake-ups?
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2016, 04:01:46 am »
Well after that one wake up he didn't wake up again until 4am and I think he was just cold cos I tucked him in and he went back to sleep so it was only a 30 second wake up really and then he slept til I don't know when but when I woke at 7am my older son said Asher was playing quietly in his room lol such a difference!!

I'm presuming tonight will be interesting as we've had a bday party today and copious amounts of sugar have been consumed as well as a hard bump on the head lol





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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2016, 07:12:29 am »
Maybe all the extra playing at the party will have worn him out instead (always that to hope for) great night though...maybe he was massively OT too and now that's easing his moods improving xx
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2016, 08:09:23 am »
Hmmm 9pm and three wake ups already.... Was I wrong to put my hope in this melatonin? I've heard such good feedback about it but we are on day 4 and this is happening, or could it just be the fact that he's had way too much sugar and activities today? I thought even with that the melatonin would help calm him





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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2016, 08:28:33 am »
Maybe just an over exciting and stimulating day Hun, my DS always has a bad night after an exciting day. I'd see what the next night brings for a better idea x
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2016, 08:54:26 am »
Ok. I'm just so scared to go back to what we were having a couple days ago. Like literally scared. I can feel the anxiety building in me thinking about it. It really is awful. I don't want to do the wrong thing and making things worse. I'm sure he's felt my anger all those nights he wouldn't sleep, I'm pretty sure I've got some work to do to rebuild his trust, I know I've traumatised him, it was actually safer to leave him behind the door and talk to him than to go to him so I had to do that, now I need to work on our relationship. He's changing preschool next week. I just know that's going to affect him too and that worries me again