ADHD Parents Together
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Round 2

My son was doing so good on his meds then out of anywhere he does a flip after 6 months im back to sq one all over again I dk what to do...the calls and the anger and the I hate u mom is coming agian....and ideas why i juat domt want this to happen again

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My son is an adult now but one thing I found out years later is that often a teen wit ADD or ADHD will instigate an argument on purpose because it helps stimulate their thinking and focus.My son used to have frequent arguments with me before school. When I told him about the article I read not long ago, he agreed that it was true. I wish I had known then! There are other ways a child with ADD can better jump start the day including eating a high protein breakfast with eggs instead of cereal, sugary foods or juice, and carbs. Exercise is also very good. When my son did the best, our whole family went on a slightly modified South Beach diet, I signed him up to work out every day, we visited a nutritionist that explained the importance of shopping only the perimeter of the grocery store , eating mostly vegetables, meats and good fats and some fruit and avoiding food additives, food colorings, preservatives and very importantly avoiding high fructose corn syrup! So many of the ingredients in processed foods are actually neurotoxic and high fructose corn syrup is worse than sugar. It not only causes weight gain but also blood sugar fluctuations that exacerbate ADD. Balancing each meal and making sure to get enough protein so as to keep blood sugar as even as possible greatly helps focus and calm. Also adequate sleep is imperative. In addition, I saw improvement with neurofeedback in conjunction with diet and exercise. You might also check into plant sterols /Pycnogenol. Look up Dr Pescatore. I thought it interesting to know that kids with ADD often have five times the adrenaline in their system than others.Always check with a doctor first because supplements can interact with any medications he may be on. The nutritionist also recommended some supplements which I also feel helped.One of his teachers told me at the end of the school year that he was so improved and like a different child when comparing his behavior from the start of the year to the end. He was always very smart and not a big problem in school before, but was impulsive and lost things constantly. At year end, he won a school speech contest as a 5th grader while competing against several other 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.No prescription meds.

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Check for reasons - need for higher dose, new problem unrelated to ADHD, drug use (if teenager), underlying anxiety or mood problem are some.

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Sudden growth spurt will throw a medication off. Did the doctor try upping it?

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No he lowered it since he was vomiti g they thought it was to much

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How old is he? My psychiatrist said that until they turn 12 their livers are still growing and can start processing the medication faster, so what worked a few months ago no longer works.

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He'8

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If he lowered the dose that might be your problem. And you've got to make sure they have food on their stomach when they get their meds because my grandson has gotten sick to his stomach if he takes them on an empty stomach and doesn't eat right afterwards.

Was he vomiting all along or did it just start suddenly?

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Started suddenly

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If he had been on this medication for a long time why did the doctor think this was suddenly causing the problem question?

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I dk

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