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Old 09-16-2018, 08:23 PM   #23
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Default Re: 5 year old stays awake

Sounds so rough. You have gotten a lot of good input. I would personally dose him with Benedryl at night to see if that helps him to sleep. While there are other things to investigate and try that might help, if you can get immediate gratification with that then it might reduce some of the sourrounding anxiety. I would not just do that, but worth a try in this.

Having studied pharmacology I feel very comfortable with using a sedating antihistamine to help sleep when needed. As long as you follow dosages on the bottle it is very low risk.
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