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I'm testing my 5yo for ADD/ADHD with Red Bull!

Anonymous
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Anyone tried this and then gotten an official diagnosis with a doctor?
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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mommy74146
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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Why? That's dangerous for a child that young. A cardiologist I worked with said those things are very bad for your heart.
Mommyof2n0308
by Marissa on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:54 PM

lol. Hows that workin for ya?

Leobaby2007
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Not a good idea.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Eh?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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Stupid much?
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:59 PM
He has signs of ADD/ADHD. High doses of caffeine are I'm not giving him a whole can.

Quoting mommy74146:

Why? That's dangerous for a child that young. A cardiologist I worked with said those things are very bad for your heart.


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AnnaNonamus
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:59 PM

I wouldn't recommend it on that age. That said, after trying dozens of medications, my son started a daily routine that included vitamins that SOME say help ADHD (I didn't notice a difference on their own, but in conjunction with meds, some minor improvement), his meds, and a small cup of sugar free energy drink in the morning.

The energy stimulants actually increase how the meds work- kids with these issues find that energy drinks tend to calm them, as opposed to hyping them up.


My son was probably in 6th grade when we tried it, so 11-12? It did help. We tried coffee, but he wouldn't drink it without loading it down with sugar and creamer, and sugar is something that inhibits how well the caffine works in that situations, which is why we turned to sugar free energy drinks. It would take about 3 days for him to finish one.

Now that he's almost 14, we keep one on hand when we're out and about, just in case he starts to get way out of hand.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Don't know yet:-)


Quoting Mommyof2n0308:

lol. Hows that workin for ya?


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Why? I'm not giving him a whole can just a couple ounces.


Quoting Leobaby2007:

Not a good idea.

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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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