Don't get the impression that my poor son is laying around all day sleeping now that he is taking Intuniv.
But I do notice when he falls asleep involuntarily during the bright daylight hours. This was only the 2nd time in his entire lifetime that he has fallen asleep "accidently."
I snapped a picture of him yesterday afternoon after a fun morning of playing outside in our record breaking snow event here in Texas.
He was like this for maybe a half hour or 45 minutes, and then he was back up and outside for more fun. He even went right to sleep at his normal bedtime too!!
I can tell a difference in how I'm feeling also now that he is getting more regulated on this medication.
He is much calmer and cooperative, and he isn't spending his downtime irritating his siblings.
He seems to be able to just sit down quietly and watch some TV with us, or play quietly with his own little toys. I'm feeling much more relaxed and not as high strung because of his constant
flitting around and conflicts. Whew!!!
Up to this point (and we're up to 3 mg. and our 3rd week of taking it), I have seen no adverse reactions or side effects. The ugly mask of anger and frustration seems to be coming off
and we're seeing a better engaged, happier, less irritating child.