my daughter has severe adhd

Ann - posted on 09/24/2016 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9 and is bouncing off the walls most of the time would like to know what I can give her to drink and eat to try and calm her as I recently searched sites and it said all dairy is out and anything with sugar and colourings

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Nancy - posted on 09/25/2016

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I am honestly not sure.. It sounds like her cognition is shutting off, even when you are speaking directly to her. This can happen for a number of reasons. She could be having some sort of seizure caused by a neurological discharge in her brain... or she can be taking some type of medication (such as a stimulant for ADHD) and she is so stimulated, she cannot focus on what is being said so in a way her brain is "checking out", or she can be having a meltdown due to over stimulation and she is not listening or thinking due to overstimulation. I am only guessing based on the very little information I have. What I do know is that you are worried about her and that all these symptoms (and treatment that has been identified) should be evaluated by someone who knows what they are doing. AND GET A SECOND OPINION.... If you are near the Cleveland area, I can help you find someone local.

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Ann - posted on 09/25/2016

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Thankyou I am going to get her reevaluated and as of yet she is not on any meds and I am in Ireland I will thank you again and as I get more info I will keep you informed if you like

Ann - posted on 09/25/2016

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Thankyou very much for your help by what I described do you think it sounds like peti mall epilepsy ?

Nancy - posted on 09/25/2016

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Glad my response did not upset you... sometimes the suggestion of seizures is difficult. However, if this is what it is, you may find relief by understanding her symptoms and help with her behaviors... If it is not, you have a new place to start. I hope your doctors give you a full workup,,, blood tests, video EEG's, cognitive testing... it is probably a good thing to find out now what the whole picture looks like, so that by the time your daughter is a teenager, you have answers and a more linear direction. Best of luck to you... nancy

Ann - posted on 09/25/2016

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I just been speaking with my man and he has heard of petimal seizares so as it seems this is very likely I will ask the nearoligist to check for it .as you could tell her something 50 times and she looks at you like you only told her once and she can't remember things and no such thing as danger as she could run across the road without thinking thanks for your reply its nice to have someone to be able to help as its took years to get a diagnosis

Nancy - posted on 09/25/2016

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I would make sure that the "spaced out" look is not an absence seizure... A neurologist can look at this and possibly help you manage the hyper/inattentive behavior. I am not trying to scare you with the word "seizure",,, but if the spaced out look is accompanied with your daughter missing information as if she was not there, it is worth ruling this out. I hope you get some answers by eliminating foods first... this may be the simple answer. ?

Ann - posted on 09/25/2016

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Yea was thinking that we gonna start with getting rid of high sugar content and colourings like squash as she is totally looking spaced out all the time

Nancy - posted on 09/24/2016

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Maybe you can try eliminating one thing at a time to see if a particular item (dairy, sugar, glucose, etc.) is triggering an agitating response. If you eliminate more than one thing at a time, you may not be able to specify what may be triggering her agitation...

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