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Posted by Cheryl on February 25, 2000 at 18:52:34:

In Reply to: ADD posted by sophia on February 25, 2000 at 08:17:01:

: We have a 7 yr old son who does very well in school, but his attention span is very limited, so as a result he has to constantly be told by the teacher to do his work. Although he does have a short attention span at home while he is doing homework, it does not take him long to do the things he has to do. I know that the doctor and the teacher would both love it if I put him on some drug to get his attention under control in school, to me that is not an option, I have read about too many side affects that show up later in life. As a short time solution I am giving him an antihistime and it seems to be helping some, this is not something that I want to do for long. Does anyone know of a special diet or a vitamin supplement that I could try.
: He does sometimes act impulsively but that has not been a real issue as of yet. The attention is the problem at hand and the one I need to address now. I take one day at a time and do the best the can with the situation. The doctor is of no help he wants a quick rememdy of drugs and as i said that is not an option for me. I am sure that this ADD has been around for centuries, but in todays society everyone expects every child to behave a certain way. What a boring world this would be if they all were alike in behavior!
: Since I will not be able to check this until tomorrow morning please send any and all responses to the e-mail adress above.
: I thank you all so much for taking the time to read this and for answering my question.

Hi Sophia:
I would try things like calcium/magnesium, a good multi. vit. and mineral, a B-complex vit. and an essential fatty acid supplement like flax seed oil. Take care.

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