So many questions, where to even begin!?

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So many questions, where to even begin!?
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Sun, 10-04-2009 - 8:23pm

My DD is 8, will be 9 this month.

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Sun, 10-04-2009 - 11:51pm

HI, and welcome


I would contact a Neuropsychologist, not a pediatrician or a family Dr, but DO ask your regular Dr for a referral.A Neuropsych will do extensive testing, observations,and possibly order bloodwork and EEG's or EKG's.


A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 10:10am

I'm also new at this and I think I am just a few weeks ahead of you so I just did all the things you asked about.

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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 10:22am

Supplements can , and do sometimes help, but they take time...alot of time. for us the Omega's took about 3-4 months to see results, and the magnesium took even longer. DD did have a slight deficiency, but it has been corrected and we have stopped mag for now.


Just make sure you are using a therapeutic dose, which is alot more than a daily recommended dose, and higher EPA is important, with the omega's.


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A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Tue, 10-06-2009 - 8:54am

Thank you for the helpful responses!

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Thu, 10-15-2009 - 4:08pm
hi..my son has adhd combined odd..he has been diagnosed for a year and i'am managing his condition wtout the intervention of medication..i have found that a high dose of omega 3 of some benifit.i recomend a book by dr christopher green called understanding adhd..my peadiatrition recomended it when my son was diagnosed..good luck