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Insomnia - new to website!

My son is 20 months old and has been on inhalers since about 6 months old (although the doctor refused to call it asthma becuase he was under 1!) and has been on antibiotics and steroids a number of times. He coughs a lot, gets a very runny noise and his chest gets very rattly and wheezy. I have had to fight for every piece of information I have been given by the doctor as they seem to just hand you the drugs and expect you to get on with it! He is a very active child and they assume that because he is still running around he is OK. He has never been a particularly good sleeper but recently has been waking nearly every night for anything between 1 and 3 hours for no apparent reason (no coughing or wheezing). I have just read that there may be a link between the Becotide inhaler (he has been put on a 100mcg becotide inhaler recently).and insomnia and wondered if anyone else had experienced this and if you have any tips on how to combat it. My husband and I are currently walking around like zombies!

Sorry about all the moaning but it's nice to know you'll be able to moan to people who will understand rather than being treated like an nuisance mother!



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