Sunday, November 2, 2008

Melatonin

After weeks of poor sleep, we gave melatonin a try with Mira. We gave her 0.5mg (very low dosage) before bed last night and she slept from about 7:30pm to 4am, even with daylight savings time! That was probably the best night of sleep she has had in weeks. She did get up crying at 4am, so we gave her another 0.5mg and she slept in another few hours.

We haven't seen any sort of withdrawal symptoms after stopping the ethosuximide, nor have we noticed any spike in seizure activity, which is all very promising so far. Let's hope she can go two nights in a row!

3 comments:

Matt said...

Go Mira, go! Here's to hoping for many nights of long stretches of sleep...

JSmith5780 said...

I am so glad to hear that you got at least one night's sleep. I hope the Melatonin will continue to work for her. When Austin was 40 lbs, we were using 3 mgs, so you have room to go up if necessary.

Reagan Leigh said...

You are inspiring me to maybe give melatonin a second try. It didn't work at all the first time we tried it for Reagan. We're going to give her a little more time to adjust to sleeping in her bed, but if that doesn't work we may give it another go. Here's to many more nights of good quality sleep (for all of you)!!