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Old 08-09-11, 11:08 AM
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Re: Melatonin??

We are another family that can swear by melatonin. our son who has been diagnosed with ADHD has always been a terrible sleeper. He was adopted from an international country so we didnt know his sleep patterns before bringing him home. We tried everything. Finally, his psychiatrist told us to try melatonin to get him to sleep. It has worked very well. He is 6 and takes 5 mg each night sometime between dinner and bed time. He typically falls asleep while reading in his bed. If he doesnt take it, he is up until 10 or 11 or even later. Humans create melatonin naturally anyway but some of us dont create enough. I believe this is the case for our son so the melatonin supplement does the trick (so far). good luck with it!
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Re: Melatonin??

Since I posted last week, we started melatonin. I have given him 1.5 mg, crushed into a glass of milk about 8:30 each night. He has fallen asleep gently by 9:30 for 3 nights in a row - that is a record!!! He used to roll around in his bed talking to himself for hours.

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Re: Melatonin??

Glad you found something that worked! I started using melatonin for jet lag, and since then I've taken it occasionally on those nights that I just can't get to sleep. It works pretty well for me, even with a really low dosage.
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Re: Melatonin??

My apologies for bumping an ancient thread.

Has anyone taken melatonin whilst on Concerta?

If so, did it cause any unsavoury interactions?

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Re: Melatonin??

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Has anyone taken melatonin whilst on Concerta?

If so, did it cause any unsavoury interactions?

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My son did, and it worked just fine. He takes a gummy version rather than a tablet that you have to swallow or crush. Both my kids take melatonin gummies and both are on ADHD meds.
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My apologies for bumping an ancient thread.

Has anyone taken melatonin whilst on Concerta?

If so, did it cause any unsavoury interactions?

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The important thing to remember with melatonin is less is more. A higher dose of melatonin doesnt mean it will work better and can cause grogginess.
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