MY SON HAS ADHD HOW DO GET HIM TO EAT SO HE CAN GAIN WEIGHT

Dana - posted on 09/09/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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HE DONT EAT VERY MUCH WHAT CAN I GET TO HELP HIM GAIN WEIGHT

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MELINDA - posted on 07/28/2013

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MY SON IS 10 YEARS OLD AND HE IS PUT ON FOCLIN XR IN THE AM AND FOCLIN 10 IN THE DAY TIME BUT IS NOT EATING THAT WELL WHAT CAN I DO? AND ALSO I HAVE TRYED BOOST ENSURE PEDISURE AND CARNATION IB AND MUSCLE MILK AND WONT DO any of it plz help

Desiree - posted on 07/03/2012

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My son is on Statera for his ADHD and keeps losing weight but he HATES peanut butter and with my budget I cant afford the shakes & portein powders any Ideas ?

Denise - posted on 09/16/2009

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My son is on adderall and our psych did the same thing my son take periactin 2mg in the morning and 2 mg at lunch. by the time he gets home from school he is ready to eat again. The antihistmine affect is wonderful to It also helps with his seasonal allergies. I let him eat what ever type of snack he wants between meals (the fattier the better) as long as he eats his meals. He is 6 years old and has just now reach 40 pounds. at 5 years he weighed only 28 pounds. Pediasure (walmart brand) and protein bars are good snacks as well.

Karen - posted on 09/12/2009

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My son was put on Concerta for his ADHD and it totally killed his appetite. But his psychiatrist put him on periactin 4mg at bedtime. It's an antihistamine so it helps him sllep better, and it has definitely helped his appetite

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Lynn - posted on 02/21/2014

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i have a son that is on intivi and vayansee i cannot get him to eat at all help i am worried

Courtney - posted on 09/14/2009

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My son was put on pericatin, it is a wonderful thing, he was only on it for about 6 mths then he was taken off of it. You should ask about it, it really helped. Good Luck.

Darlene - posted on 09/13/2009

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My granddaughter has ADHD. She was a very picky eater also. She weighed the same amount for 4 years and never grew. I talked with her pediatrician about lowering her dose, because all she needed it was for school. What a change she is now eating, sleeping better and is starting to grow. I was totally amazed and I am very happy. Talk with your doctor about this before doing anything.

Robin - posted on 09/11/2009

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Besides extra starchy foods...try making mildshakes with Boost or Ensure of something like that. Also, get protein powder that you can mix into a food (cammo, the flavor). These are things I've done.

Jenn - posted on 09/10/2009

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Have you asked your doctor about pediasure they can write a script for it that would help boost his weight

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My kids used to take their meds with Carnation instant breakfast. Our Dr recommended taking their meds with a glass of slimfast or ensure because of all the vitamins and protein that are in them. My oldest gained weight fine with it, but it didn't help my middle child as much...I just found something he liked and let him snack on it (for him it was refried beans...yuck:))

Dana - posted on 09/10/2009

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Thanks to everyone that sent comments for my son james it did help thanks everyone

Melissa - posted on 09/10/2009

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Check to see if it's a typical side effect of the meds he's on---be careful of that. Peanut butter is great wherever you can add it. More frequent mini meals will help as well.

April - posted on 09/10/2009

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Feed him before you give him his medicine in the morning and at night try to get him to eat a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk befor he goes to bed. Make sure to get a low sugar peanut butter. The peanut butter should put some weight on and eating it before he goes to bed keeps him from burning it off.

Brandi - posted on 09/10/2009

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Dana with my son I had to let him eat then give him his meds. I put him on a schedule, I guess u can say. Before he ever started the medication he was a picky eater anyway so in the begining it was hard to get him to eat anything. he has been on the meds. for a couple of yrs. now and he has gained the weight back that he originally lost and 2 more extra lbs. His weight still goes up & down but for the most part he's keeping it on. I also started giving snacks that are weight gainers like peanut butter sandwiches and he loves the boost shakes (the ones they give elderly people to maintain their weight). You will have to find the foods that he likes the most. It's a challenge but it can work out. Good Luck and I hope this helps you.

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