Amy - posted on 04/06/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
I am SO SO SO glad I found this group! I don't feel so crazy anymore!
First of all, my 8 year old was diagnosed with ADHD in November. I've always known he'd be diagnosed, and I thought for sure I knew better than everyone else, and all I needed to do was be a better parent. Meds were for the lazy. Well, if reality didn't slap me upside the head.
Before we put him on the Concerta, we tried supplementing his diet with the flaxseed oil, fish oil, magnesium, zinc, vitamin b, and more.
I'm wondering if others have tried the supplementation/dietary route and how well it worked for you? I've seen in some posts where families do fish oil and meds.
I'd just love a discussion on the whole matter. I'm hoping it won't get too crazy, as I have seen a ranting, maniacal anti-med post... we all have to do what we think is best for our families. I just hope people will be kind enough to let me peek into those experiences.
Mostly I'm thinking about bringing his dose down from 36 to 18 over the summer, and I'm interested in supplementing again.