My 9-year-old daughter is recently disgnosed with ADHD. She is on Focalin XR, Focalin, and Intuniv. I have noticed a huge improvement in her focus and activity levels. However, her general irritability remains.
I am beginning to wonder if I should try cutting out artificial colors from her diet. Much of what I can find on the internet shows that the dyes are suspect in an increase in hyperactivity. But I am wondering if maybe the dyes are increasing my daughter's irritability.
Has anyone had experience with this? Has anyone noticed a decrease in irritability when artificial food dyes are removed from the diet? I know about the Feingold diet, but I am not really wanting to take her food restrictions that far. Has anyone noticed a differencwe with just the removal of food dyes?