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I'm sorry DS gets like that after a few days with my Dad. He definitely spoils him and think of him more as a playmate and not at all an authority figure.

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:16 PM   #22
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Did this ever come to fruition? Is there an ADHD support threar now? If so where is it???
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Re: Adhd support thread?

can't this just be the support thread?

I could really use some support! I posted recently in Sensitive Subject but I guess maybe I should have posted here instead. I am just absolutely drained lately from dealing with my son and his issues: impulsiveness, distraction, loudness, hyperactivity... I feel like I'm losing my mind, and I hate the mother I have become because I feel so negatively about his behaviors and am far too reactive. I am not ready to go the medication route but I do need do find someone to work with on behavior modification therapy. We were seeing someone last year but I didn't like his methods (behaviorist) and we finally found some good options, and then we moved...so we're back to the drawing board with trying to find local resources. For those of you who are doing some kind of therapy, how did you find your provider?
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Hi everyone! It has been a long day here. How is everyone else doing? DH and I are having the medication discussions...we have avoided it for a year now, trying to focus on behaviour therapy and hoping he would grow out of some of the behaviours, as our specialist said many toddlers she sees do grow out of their adhd behaviours, but alas his have been getting worse this year. He has started to be aggressive towards his little brother though and this is becoming a large part of my day trying to manage his aggression and behaviours. Ugh.
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Anyone avoid dyes in an effort to help curb some of the ADHD impulses?
My DS is ADHD and we avoid red 40. Even with his meds if he gets RED 40 he is OUT OF CONTROL!!! Avoiding has been the key for us along with the meds.
I also believe that you need to teach the child how to behave along with medication if you go that route. I dont care if he is ADHD or not he is not going to act like a fool, he needs to learn self control, because not everyone will say oh ADHD its ok.
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Anyone avoid dyes in an effort to help curb some of the ADHD impulses?
My DS is ADHD and we avoid red 40. Even with his meds if he gets RED 40 he is OUT OF CONTROL!!! Avoiding has been the key for us along with the meds.
I also believe that you need to teach the child how to behave along with medication if you go that route. I dont care if he is ADHD or not he is not going to act like a fool, he needs to learn self control, because not everyone will say oh ADHD its ok.
We avoid food dyes and high fructose corn syrup (as well as other artifice sweeteners). It helps, but not enough. He can't control himself with that alone. He's also medicated. I agree, though, even medicated i know right away if he's had red food dyes. He knows he's not suppose to have food dyes, but I don't know if he truly understands.... We are also cutting back on cows milk ( a recent hunch). I'll let you know if I notice anything.
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Hi everyone! It has been a long day here. How is everyone else doing? DH and I are having the medication discussions...we have avoided it for a year now, trying to focus on behaviour therapy and hoping he would grow out of some of the behaviours, as our specialist said many toddlers she sees do grow out of their adhd behaviours, but alas his have been getting worse this year. He has started to be aggressive towards his little brother though and this is becoming a large part of my day trying to manage his aggression and behaviours. Ugh.
Just want to offer The decision to medicate is a hard one. I agonized a longtime, it in the end it was right for our family. My DS gets aggressive, too, especially when he's not on his meds. Especially towards his siblings. How old is he?
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We avoid food dyes and high fructose corn syrup (as well as other artifice sweeteners). It helps, but not enough. He can't control himself with that alone. He's also medicated. I agree, though, even medicated i know right away if he's had red food dyes. He knows he's not suppose to have food dyes, but I don't know if he truly understands.... We are also cutting back on cows milk ( a recent hunch). I'll let you know if I notice anything.
My DS is almost 7 and he knows how to look at the label and look for red40. He will also turn anything down that is red, purple, or orange. The problem is that they sneak red 40 into things like Oatmeal Cream Pies (yeah no RED THERE!!) so it gets a bit confusing!
Also, check your toothpaste! We were going great then had a horrible time of him acting crazy and not sleeping at night. Turns out red 40 in the toothpaste. And gum DH gave DS cinnamon gum and then went to work, I almost dropped DS off to DH at work!
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Just want to offer The decision to medicate is a hard one. I agonized a longtime, it in the end it was right for our family. My DS gets aggressive, too, especially when he's not on his meds. Especially towards his siblings. How old is he?
Thanks!

He is five this month. We are going to wait until kindergarten in the fall to see how it goes. Right now we are working hard on behaviour therapy and trying to eliminate different foods to see if it helps. Right now we have been eliminating salicylates and it seems to be helping some what. I am going to do dairy for the next few weeks and see how that goes.

I just find some days my reserves are way lower and he takes all my energy, it can be hard.

I am fairly certain he will need meds in the future, we are just trying to wait
until he is a little older.
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I have noticed DS2 is sensitive to red dye. I think I will try that as well this time round eliminating things and see how it goes. Thanks for the recommendation.
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