We just started this med with our son this past Friday. It seems to be working partially for him b/c we've noticed that it helps him to fall asleep sooner, but unfortunately he's still waking up at least twice a night. At our appt. the neurologist told me that we would know for sure within a week if it was going to work at this dose & if it didn't, she would double the dose for another week to see if that was enough. If the double dose wasn't enough, then we have the choice to either change to a new med or add something to the Clonidine. We chose the Clonidine to start with b/c it can also reduce tics, has mild mood stabilizing effects & can reduce hyperactivity, which are all things our son would benefit from, so we're really, really hoping this med will work well for him in the long run. We tried all the natural stuff, too, and none of it worked for us, either.
at 11:19 PM on Jan. 13, 2010