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Post  Jeshiko on Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:53 pm

Our GP phoned today and said she had been talking to a dev. paed who mentioned that while melatonin is good for helping kids to fall asleep, that clonidine will help kids who cann't stay asleep as it stays in the system much longer. anyone tried it or know anything about it?

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Post  Jeshiko on Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:03 pm

okay been googling and will definately not be trying it at this point!

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Post  teegee on Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:22 am

Oh, why not? I need some for my non-ASD child who won't sleep through the night!!! Mad

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Post  Jeshiko on Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:31 am

teegee wrote:Oh, why not? I need some for my non-ASD child who won't sleep through the night!!! Mad

straight away I found that it is not recommended for anyone who suffers from constipation which Mikko does. But there was a host of possible side effects including heart problems, hallucinations, nausea, nightmares, low BP, fertility problems, breast problems....


I guess if I was and he was at the absolute end of our tether I would consider it but I am not there yet.

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Post  teegee on Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:12 am

Jeshiko wrote:
teegee wrote:Oh, why not? I need some for my non-ASD child who won't sleep through the night!!! Mad

straight away I found that it is not recommended for anyone who suffers from constipation which Mikko does. But there was a host of possible side effects including heart problems, hallucinations, nausea, nightmares, low BP, fertility problems, breast problems....


I guess if I was and he was at the absolute end of our tether I would consider it but I am not there yet.

Ahhh... fair enough - DD3 is constipated so that cuts her out... will have to figure some other way to get her sleeping through Rolling Eyes

But gosh - how can it even possibly be considered as a helpful drug if it has all those side-effects - those trump sleep any time!

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Post  Jeshiko on Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:52 am

teegee wrote:
Jeshiko wrote:
teegee wrote:Oh, why not? I need some for my non-ASD child who won't sleep through the night!!! Mad

straight away I found that it is not recommended for anyone who suffers from constipation which Mikko does. But there was a host of possible side effects including heart problems, hallucinations, nausea, nightmares, low BP, fertility problems, breast problems....


I guess if I was and he was at the absolute end of our tether I would consider it but I am not there yet.

Ahhh... fair enough - DD3 is constipated so that cuts her out... will have to figure some other way to get her sleeping through Rolling Eyes

But gosh - how can it even possibly be considered as a helpful drug if it has all those side-effects - those trump sleep any time!

and what's just as scary is our GP prescribed it for Mikko so obviously didn't look into that fact that he can't take it due to constipation

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