Re: My son is always "on the go"...
I'd try diet changes first. My son used to take off running and literally bounce off the wall, using the wall as a trampoline, when he had caffene, even as much as 1/2 cup of soda would do it. I get hyper with various foods. Wheat gives me severe ADHD, totally unfocused and wound tight as a rubber band. Sugar also creates problems for many of us Aspies. Healthy eating with more vegetables and fruits rather than processed (sugary) items might help.
My allergy doctor told me never to eat the same thing 2 days in a row. As my allergies escalated, he put me on a rotational diet, where various food groups rotate on a 4 day schedule. It helped me see what foods are related, and pointed out some foods that caused problems. For example, the ADHD and joint pain would get much more severe the day after I had wheat, which is how that one was finally identified. Before the diet, I'd had wheat every day without exactly thinking about it that way. A sandwich, pizza, spaghetti, couple of cookies, fried chicken, biscuits with milk gravy, etc. Sounded like I ate a good variety, but all of them contained wheat.
All you can do is try different things, and hope something gives relief. Pay attention to any time he is less or more hyper, and trace back to see what was different. It could be an environment where odors were different, where animals were (or weren't), a special food eaten at school, etc. It could even be a particular brand of fake sweetener. We have to play detective to figure out these things, doctors just want to put us on meds without figuring out the underlying problem. Good luck.
Last edited by roses4lace; 12-04-2008 at 12:18 AM.