Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: fedup | 2010-07-20

Q.

Child out of control

My child is suffering with ADHD and is using Ritalin La for almost 2years now, he is out of control in the mornings what natural product can i use to give him to calm him down in the mornings before his getting his Ritalin please I need help he is 7years old

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This does sound like a difficult problem that you are having. The usual advice if you are looking for a natural remedy would be to try an Omega 3 supplement and Bio-Strath. Unfortunately the evidence for their successful use is not strong for ADHD.It would be best to speak to your doctor about the problem you are experiencing and a change in dosing or type of medicine may help a lot.

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Posted by: BMJ | 2010-07-20

Hi fedup. I have 2 sons (7 and 9) who both have adhd, so I know how you feel. I can tell you from experience - nothing will help other than the Ritalin. We usually cannot wait to give him his dose (only my one son is on meds as the other one is hyper, but does not have a problem with concentration and did not respond well to the meds). I usually give my son his tablet with his tea as he open''s his eyes.

And to give you some encouragement - it is getting better as he is getting a bit older. Hang in there.

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