Melatonin-how to get it prescribed?
Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:21 AM
My son  was diagnosed with ASD at the begining of march.
He doesnt sleep much, it takes him a long time to 'drop off' he is often awake until 1am not always as late but never before 10pm and on average its about 11:30pm-12am that he goes to sleep.
He typically wakes up 2-3 hours later and will either start doing stuff but as i sleep light [because i have to!] i get him to come into my bed and he usually goes back to sleep for a couple of hours.
I have been reading on forums about the use of Melatonin and i think it could possibly help my son sleep better? [and give me some more sleep...pleeeease give me some more sleep! ]
I am used to this pattern now and cope on very little sleep, i do find the broken nights tiring but thankfully im able to function on not as much sleep as you are meant to have probably as i have no choice!
I just think that maybe he will feel better if he gets a proper sleep? despite him not getting much sleep he is always on the go i just think maybe if hes getting better sleep he'll find it easier to concentrate in the daytime?
So...how do i go about getting him a prescription for Melatonin? does it have to be prescribed by his paediatrician or the GP?
Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:31 PM
Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:35 PM
Ok so i think i need to give his Paed a call.
Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:16 PM
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