Only me Posted June 9, 2009 Share Posted June 9, 2009 We got the sleep study results back for 14 year old dd. It took her 2 hours to fall asleep. She woke up 3 times during the night completely. She woke up 22 times per hour in a semi-conscious state. She also stopped breathing several times during the night. We are taking her to the ENT specialist to see if she has problems with her sinuses or adenoids but that is only part of the problem. Taking 2 hours to fall asleep is a completely different problem. Now the doctor wants her to try Rozerem. The doctor said it was very safe with very little side effects. I was all set to start giving it to dd tonight but decided to check online beforehand (Web MD, drugs.com, etc.). There were a bunch of side effects but the one that alarmed me the most was the possible effect on hormones (missed periods and other things). This worries me that dd is only 14 and is also a late bloomer. It was too late to call the doctor today but I called the pharmacist to get his opinion. He said that it isn't recommended for kids, not much is known about it since it is a new medication. He also said that he would not give it to his own child, especially a 14 year old girl because of the possible problems with hormones. Now I have no clue what to do. If the Rozerem didn't work he wanted to put dd on heavy duty sleep meds-another scary choice. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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