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Jenny&Boopy 3 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 9726 posts
Jul 24th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" It is over diagnosed AND over medicated. I have looked into ADD and ADHD quite extensively, seeing as ... [snip!] ... altering drugs are eaten like friggen candy, by both kids and adults, alike. Grrr. This topic pisses me off. No offense."</blockquote>



Eh, my kid could and has eaten no sugary foods or drinks, no red dyes, nothing processed whatsoever. It doesn't change anything for him, not even a tiny bit. He has a legitimate medical condition. ADHD is also a largely hereditary disorder. If you have it, your child is likely to have it. If you have other issues such as bipolar as my ex does, your kids are more likely to have issues with one or both things. Do some kids react to diet change? Yes, they do. Those are the ones who do not truly have ADHD or it's very mild to begin with.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Jul 24th '13

The nutritional implications of enrichment vary.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11987 posts
Jul 24th '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" ADHD is completely over-diagnosed. I once had a class with 24 students in it, 13 of which were diagnosed ... [snip!] ... children. They are little hyper and don't want to sit for 30 minutes while someone talks at them, stick them on medication!"


A daycare teacher tried to tell us that my DD had ADHD and we needed to get her on something, she was 3 days shy of her 4th birthday. My DH and I ignored her and said we would take it seriously if when she got in school her kindergarten teacher thought it was an issue. Her kindergarten teacher said she was fine. It is over diagnosed imo.

user banned Japan 1310 posts
Jul 24th '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" It is over diagnosed AND over medicated. I have looked into ADD and ADHD quite extensively, seeing as ... [snip!] ... altering drugs are eaten like friggen candy, by both kids and adults, alike. Grrr. This topic pisses me off. No offense."


I was on 90MG at ELEVEN. :shock: :roll:



No joke, at every appointment if he got a bad report from my mom my dosage was increased. After a new pharmacist refused to fill it she switched doctors to one that lowered it to an acceptable dosage.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 23343 posts
Jul 24th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tegan;thee lovely lesbian:</b>" I was on 90MG at ELEVEN. :shock: :roll: No joke, at every appointment if he got a bad report from ... [snip!] ... was increased. After a new pharmacist refused to fill it she switched doctors to one that lowered it to an acceptable dosage."</blockquote>



My son is in 15mg of adderall xr (sp? I always spell it wrong!) and he only takes it on school days or if we're planning on going out somewhere for a long time and it would be easy and possibky dangerous for him to get separated from us (large places like the mall, amusement parks ect) or where he needs to be able yo pay attention (hiking, when went into a public cave)

user banned Japan 1310 posts
Jul 24th '13
Quoting AllAboardTheCrazyTrain!!!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tegan;thee lovely lesbian:</b>" I was on 90MG at ELEVEN. :shock: ... [snip!] ... places like the mall, amusement parks ect) or where he needs to be able yo pay attention (hiking, when went into a public cave)"


Smart plan. Those situations CAN be dangerous if he isn't able to pay attention, like if he gets distracted by something and doesn't notice he's left behind. That's happened to me as a kid lol

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
Jul 25th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" The nutritional implications of enrichment vary.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
Jul 25th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" The nutritional implications of enrichment ... [snip!] ... Regarding vitamin D, it's REALLY hard to get it in our diet. I'm very happy it's enriched in most of our dairy products."</blockquote>




Point taken. :)

Proginoskes II 3 kids; North Carolina 1295 posts
Jul 25th '13

I wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until I was 19.
I wish I could have been diagnosed earlier, but when I was in elementary school, it was something that "only boys have", so words like "lazy" and "troublemaker" were thrown around in reference to me.
I have a lot of trouble with it. I can get lost in my own small town. I'll forget a load of laundry in the washer for 2 or 3 days and have to re-do it. I forget appointments, I'm horrible with time management, and my organizational skills are sorely lacking. I do try to work with what I have, but it's exhausting.