Hi! This is my first message here on the board. I'm a 29 year old male, and have just been diagnosed with ADD.
I have not tried any meds yet, and am reviewing the pros and cons. In fact, that's why I am here on the board at the moment.
However, fish oil, I have tried. I have been taking approximately 2000 mg of fish oil a day, for about 2 weeks now. All I can say is "WOW".
I have noticed a significant change in my focus, concentration and organizational ability. After about 4 days of taking it, I found myself in my laundry room, organizing my cupboards. This may seem like a small thing to someone unfamiliar with ADD, but for me this was a very very significant display of improvement. These paticular cupboards had been a nightmare since I moved in this house. Crammed with junk, half of it stuff I had not touched in over a year.
I have noticed other improvements as well in my daily life.
I would recommend to everyone a book I have been reading. It is called "Delivered from Distraction" by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey. I truely believe this book is changing my life.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents.