My 5 year old had been taking Ritalin, but was still struggling with emotional regulation, so our child psychiatrist suggested we try Guanfacine.
We're now using 2mg Guanfacine (up from 1mg, where we saw improvement), 5mg Citalopram (SSRI for anxiety), and 1mg Clonidine (for sleep, pm.) We stopped Ritalin entirely.
Now my child seems to be drowsy during the day, but he wakes up in the night and is up early for the day (sometimes 3am.) I know Guanfacine can make a child drowsy, but can it negatively alter a person's sleep? Has anyone else experienced this, and will it go away in time? Other than the sleep issues, I feel like this combination is working well.