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    bluemoon_46 posted:
    I have a 2 1/2 yr old daughter who was recently diagnosed with autism. At around 18 months old she all of a sudden stopped sleeping. We would maybe be able to get her to have a 45min nap in the morning, other than that she never slept. I have started giving her a small amount of melatonin before bed, which has helped to get her to sleep, but she wakes up all night long screaming.
    I am wondering if this is normal and if anyone else has gone through the same thing with their child on the spectrum?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Indiaguerita responded:
    Yes...I went through that. Keep giving her the Melatonin. We have given our four year old Melatonin since he was two. We use the 3 mg dosage for him and it works wonders.

    Hang in there...you're not alone. I've been through what you're going through. I promise you that it does get easier.

    -Laura
     
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    bluemoon_46 replied to Indiaguerita's response:
    Thank you so much Laura!! We have been giving her half the 3mg of Melatonin but I going to ask her Dr next week about giving her the full 3mg's.

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    Indiaguerita replied to bluemoon_46's response:
    No problem. Stay in touch through the boards and let me know what the doctor says and how it goes for you.

    -Laura


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