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so the doctor told me..

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:16 PM
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that keven my 4 year old has ADHD but they will not fully diagnose him until he is in school. so do you ladies have any advice for me so i can try to handle him until he is in school.

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erin6704
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:17 PM

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mamafor6
by Ruby Member on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:18 PM

I have heard no red dyes

cold coffee to calm

mitch576
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:20 PM


Quoting mamafor6:

I have heard no red dyes

cold coffee to calm

coffee in general {doesn't have to be cold it's that some kids prefer ice coffee to hot} calms and helps with focus.

 red dye and all dye.. yelows, orange, blue lake.

 anything like that .. avoids.  no  "artificials" like colors or flavors.

they do make dye free motrin and tylenol.

stuff like that.

 


 





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judybant
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM

was it just his pediatrician? If so, then you need to ask for a referal to a childhood behavior specialist. They can officially diagnose him, and may suggest several things that could help his behavior, before you decide to put him on "official" ADHD meds. Things like melatonin, to get him to sleep better, etc... You can start with eliminating food allergies as a cause for behavior problems. Gluten allergies, allergies to dyes and preservatives, and other food sensitivities can all cause behaviors that mimic ADHD symptoms. Do your research before you just accept that as a diagnosis.

My son was recommended for evaluation. Turned out, he was just not sleeping. They did a sleep study, and measured blood levels, etc... throughout the night, and determined that he was not producing enough melatonin to GET him to sleep, nor to KEEP him asleep. Once he started taking melatonin, and began sleeping the proper amount, his behavior changed, almost literally over night. We started the first night of spring break, and when he went back to school (4K) after the 9 days of vacation, his teachers could not BELIEVE the transformation in his behavior.

babyfat5
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Did you get his iron levels checked? My son got diagnosed with adhd and I told my pedi who turned around and did blood tests for hemoglobin and hematocrit. His adhd was cured with Flintstones with iron. Really I shit you not, it was just an iron deficiency.

TJ89
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:24 PM

coffee in general {doesn't have to be cold it's that some kids prefer ice coffee to hot} calms and helps with focus.

 red dye and all dye.. yelows, orange, blue lake. anything like that .. avoids.  no  "artificials" like colors or flavors.

they do make dye free motrin and tylenol.

stuff like that.

Feed him healthy food's and not boxed!

you'll see a huge differents if you watch what he eats and keep him away from dyes..

OH and NO KOOL AID!!! and Watch his Jucies!

Good Luck!!!

This all has worked with the Kids that i deal with on a weekly bases!

lovinmykiddo07
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:25 PM


Quoting mamafor6:

I have heard no red dyes

cold coffee to calm

The coffee thing seriously works, well, with my kid anyway. We were catching our 2nd plane back to WA & he was freaking out didnt want to sit for a long time again and asked for some of my coffee (which was cold by that time). I didnt want him bouncing off the walls after drinking it, but if it got him to sit on the plane I didnt even care. So, he drank it and was calm as can be.

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mommyof2boysmd
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:29 PM

i'm deff gonna try the coffee thing, does it have to be black or can i add creamer to it.

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