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Old 12-11-15, 05:43 PM
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You're right! I plan to do a blood draw first for my son to check any deficiency before giving any supplement and I will consult the doctor first. Supplements can be dangerous we need to be careful.
As long as you remember "No deficiency = no supplement", then this is a good plan.
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Re: non-drug treatment success stories please!

Yes I've noticed people supplement their children without any prior blood draw for checking I think it could be dangerous.

My son hates blood draw but we have no choice maybe he doesn't have any deficiency I want to be sure before thinking about any supplement.
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My son is in-attentive ADHD and he is 6 and in First Grade. He is a focus and attention problem child, he is not hyperactive at all.

Come 4/28 I will need to decide if I will agree to stimulant medication. I researched, read so many books and keep trying to find the right answers.

I hate the side effects, the long term use, etc. etc. etc I am an active Mom and will do what ever I can to help him through this. As of "today" I am leaning towards non-medication treatments. I am attending my second seminar next well on non-drug alternatives. I am looking at the Feingold diet and researching biofeedback. I feel as though I should try other alternatives first. I ordered "bright spark" and "focus" herbal treatments and will start him on Monday.

I am also thinking vitamin supplements, but can't figure out what to buy.

Anyone who can give some suggestions on alternative treatments please help me with suggestions.

I would love to hear some success stories.

You are smart and caring. Every child should be so fortunate to have a parent so devoted.

For me, nothing but prescription medication works. If others can benefit from alternative/complementary modalities, that is wonderful. Risk just is. Minimizing it is key. Sometimes there are trade-offs. To have saved my childhood from hell, taking an rx would have made sense. That's just me. Weighing the pros and cons isn't easy. Depending on the severity of the inattentiveness, the child's capacity to compensate using whatever you can find to help him, and the minimum efficacious dosage are factors in the equation, I think.

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Re: non-drug treatment success stories please!

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You are smart and caring. Every child should be so fortunate to have a parent so devoted.

For me, nothing but prescription medication works. If others can benefit from alternative/complementary modalities, that is wonderful. Risk just is. Minimizing it is key. Sometimes there are trade-offs. To have saved my childhood from hell, taking an rx would have made sense. That's just me. Weighing the pros and cons isn't easy. Depending on the severity of the inattentiveness, the child's capacity to compensate using whatever you can find to help him, and the minimum efficacious dosage are factors in the equation, I think.

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This is so well said! I'm a teacher and adult with ADD (inattentive/non hyper version) and believe me, if your love and devotion were enough your son wouldn't have a problem at all!

The side effects listed are what has the potential to happen - not necessarily what happens for all children. For those with ADD where there are working memory/ focus troubles like myself, a low dose of stimulant medication can be amazing. I haven't had a side effect in 14 years so I hope that might put your mind at ease.

If you were to try supplements the only one I am really seeing clinical evidence for is American Ginseng. In Australia there is one called Nature's Own Focus and Perform. It helps with working memory for 6 hours at a time. The tablet is for adults but I'm sure if you worked with a professional you could look at what might be an appropriate dose for a child.
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Re: non-drug treatment success stories please!

I did AderallXR 30 mg, it just took the edge off. Better than nuthin...

I started nerufeedback at a place I can mention if somebody really wants to know. I LOVE it. I would highly reccomend it. I am down to 5mg AdderallXR, and I am about 17 sessions into 32. Meds feel like a blunt instrument, this feels awesome. They use several approaches here, but none medication related. Sometimes I am hooked to a computer and I make the spaceship move when my alpha waves are low af Cz, zomes I am fetting juiced with voltage at spots on my noggin. Others I am increasing SMR wave activity.
All y'alls need to try it. It is great if you get into a good shop that does it.
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