I feel like I post so much, but here it goes again!
We started my 8yr old son on Intuniv about 6 weeks ago, after trying many other things (stimulants, Straterra) that just increased his anxiety and made things worse.
The Intuniv seems to be working for the ADHD, and my little boy is anxiety free and like his old self.
HOWEVER - He is having horrible sleep problems. He often wakes multiple times a night, and now never sleeps past 5:30am. He just started back at school yesterday and he is exhausted. I have no idea what to do. Right now he takes 1mg (we didn't want to go higher for fear of side effects) in the morning.
Is the waking up to do the drug wearing off? Anyone have experience splitting doses and taking them morning and night? Any tips/advice would be appreciated. It has been such a long road finding a med that works for him and doesn't cause horrible anxiety side effects. I want to cry at the thought of taking him off something that seems to be working because he can't sleep. :-(