Children with ADHD

Tanya - posted on 04/26/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is 6 yrs old and has been tested and diagnosed with ADHD. I will be going to the Dr. soon to see if I should put my child on Meds. What meds would you recomed? I also have ADHD, I take something for my ADHD, but I don't want to put my child on ritilin(sp).

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Toni - posted on 04/28/2009

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hey there i am alien as to understand what a sufferer of adhd actually goes through but i am petrified as my ex has just been diagnosed with adhd and my little boy of3 is so much hard work and hyporactive. his pre school actually pulled me aside today and told me to get him checked out as iv heard it runs in boy blood lines? what do i do next, i dont want my boy to have medicane this young.

Ilanit - posted on 04/28/2009

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from my personal view, try altrnative natural medication first, sometimes a diet can be a good start. Food with less sugar. Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 04/27/2009

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I just finished taking an entire semester of class on ADD, ADHD, and learning diabilities for my Bachelor's program. And if I can pass on one piece of advice - its please, please, please don't medicate until you have tried some other options. The first is getting colored dyes and steroids and hormones out of his food. We feed our children poison then ask why they all are struggling. Some of the color dyes like blue and red are derived from petroleum and coal. Cow's milk and non-organic meats are filled with growth hormones and steroids. People that are stopping and changing the diets of their ADD and ADHD children are having great success.

Also, try Valerian root. It is an herb that has been effective in treating restlessness and anxiety. and is completely natural - no chemicals and hallucinations and disgusting side effects.

Unfortunately - ADD and ADHD medications are only effective in 10-15% of those that take them.Please look at some other options, they are out there and have proven themselves to be effective.

Michelle - posted on 04/27/2009

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Hi Tanya,

Having raised a son with ADHD, don't be too quick to pick your med. After trying many different meds with my son, none of which really made any difference, I wish I had tried changing his diet. And, as a student studying for an advanced degree in psych, don't write off Ritalin as an option. It has been around since the 30's, and has more research as to side effects and long-term use than any other drug. Finally, listen to your child. My son told me for years that the meds only made him feel bad and really didn't help.

Today he is a healthy almost 19-year-old college freshman, who also happens to be a fully-qualified firefighter and EMT-Basic, who will be starting his paramedic training in August. Unconditional love, patience and support go a long way.



Good luck, and let your gut instincts be your guide. They usually are right.

Delanne - posted on 04/27/2009

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Hi there ,ive just started reading a book called the indigo children by lee carroll there's also one before it called the care & feeding of the indigo children by doreen virtue! it really helps & opens your eyes to why so many children are being born with ADHD please try to read these books before you medicate him, i hope that these might help even just a little!..all the best!....Del

Delanne - posted on 04/27/2009

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Hi there ,ive just started reading a book called the indigo children by lee carroll there's also one before it called the care & feeding of the indigo children by doreen virtue! it really helps & opens your eyes to why so many children are being born with ADHD please try to read these books before you medicate him, i hope that these might help even just a little!..all the best!....Del

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