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  1. I think the symptoms should be within the autistic spectrum but i also believe that some adhd if not all are allergy/environmentally induced? My son seems to have a low intolerance level to most foods and some environmental factors , i am researching this so please share with me your views. I have researched into my sons condition now for about 8 years and seem to be just getting there. see my other posts for further info sally
  2. Hi Shirley, My son was diagnosed at the age of 6 with ADHD and was put on Ritalin, it was only when the Ritalin calmed down the Hyperactive symptoms was i then able to see another underlying problem. I also referred to it as a touch of autism but as my son got older, the "touch" became bigger. At the age of 9 my son was diagnosed with ADHD and Aspergere's Syndrome. My son remained on the Ritalin and coped better on the Concerta but now at the age of 13 I am desperate to wean him off the Concerta. Don't get me wrong without its aid in the early years, I may never have discovered the Aspergere's Syndrome. But now I believe the whole medical concept of ADHD itself is wrong. I believe many things can give a child ADHD symptoms and I believe my son has allergy-induced ADHD, affected by Hyperglaecamia caused by eating too little because of the side effects of the Ritalin. Does that make sense to anyone out there????? i didn't cope very well at the double diagnosis but after the initial shock , I just wanted to get him the best help he could. He is in a Special School but in a class of other children with high functioning difficutlies, so they are all similar to him. The new task of weaning him from Ritalin in a massive one, I am not sure of the future but I must try... for his sake. Good luck Hun. oh by the way, on the positive note, I found that the ADHD helped the Aspie side and vice versa, you will see what I mean as time goes on. All the best to you both Sally
  3. you know what makes me extremely frustrated is that i have researched alternative therapies for ADHD for about 8 years now and as I reach my final conclusions, i find the information was there all the time! This is so painful after so many years, when it could have been there from the beginning and yet still I haven't found a supportive Doctor to help us. All the therapies and supplements I carry out myself but I refuse to withdraw the Ritalin without professional guidance but when I try to gain their support, I am poo pooed by all the Doctors. This year I refuse to change my mind, I can't explain it but I feel a sense of urgency to get my son off Ritalin can any one advise me who on the NHS, UK can help us? Or do I have to resort to doing it alone once more?
  4. my son has adhd and aspergeres syndrome and he also takes fish oils, optimim oils and multi vitamins with high B vits and magnesium. i researched this at great length and also took him for an intolerence test that confirmed my suspiscions that he is allergic to all milk but also found that he was allergic to aspartamine (sweetners) and mildly to wheat. This is the absolute easiest way of explaining the supplements without having to do all the research! There is a definite 100% improvement but remember the fish oils take about 2 months to get in the system. I also changed the vegetable oil to olive oil and took out most junk food. we did go extreme at first to organic etc and there was a difference but not so much as the hecticness of the diet itself! I have to say, the sweetners was an eye opener in itself. Personally, I would reccommend all kids with or suspected adhd to have the allergy/intolerence test before accepting any meds as you may find the adhd symptoms may be triggered by something not adhd at all! however, like i say my son does have adhd (no doubt about that lol!) and is still on Concerta, purely cos i can't find a consultant to help try and wean him off, so if anyone recommends anyone it would be greatly appreciated. Sally (North wales - but prepared to travel if necessary!!)
  5. my son has adhd and aspergeres syndrome and he also takes fish oils, optimim oils and multi vitamins with high B vits and magnesium. i researched this at great length and also took him for an intolerence test that confirmed my suspiscions that he is allergic to all milk but also found that he was allergic to aspartamine (sweetners) and mildly to wheat. This is the absolute easiest way of explaining the supplements without having to do all the research! There is a definite 100% improvement but remember the fish oils take about 2 months to get in the system. I also changed the vegetable oil to olive oil and took out most junk food. we did go extreme at first to organic etc and there was a difference but not so much as the hecticness of the diet itself! I have to say, the sweetners was an eye opener in itself. Personally, I would reccommend all kids with or suspected adhd to have the allergy/intolerence test before accepting any meds as you may find the adhd symptoms may be triggered by something not adhd at all! however, like i say my son does have adhd (no doubt about that lol!) and is still on Concerta, purely cos i can't find a consultant to help try and wean him off, so if anyone recommends anyone it would be greatly appreciated. Sally (North wales - but prepared to travel if necessary!!) p.s. please explain these enzymes for autism....not heard of this but then i have been trying to help the adhd side more at the mo. please explain, i also work with a little four year old girl with autism
  6. my son has adhd and aspergeres syndrome and he also takes fish oils, optimim oils and multi vitamins with high B vits and magnesium. i researched this at great length and also took him for an intolerence test that confirmed my suspiscions that he is allergic to all milk but also found that he was allergic to aspartamine (sweetners) and mildly to wheat. This is the absolute easiest way of explaining the supplements without having to do all the research! There is a definite 100% improvement but remember the fish oils take about 2 months to get in the system. I also changed the vegetable oil to olive oil and took out most junk food. we did go extreme at first to organic etc and there was a difference but not so much as the hecticness of the diet itself! I haaave to say, the sweetners was an eye opener in itself. Personally, I would reccommend all kids with or suspected adhd to have the allergy/intolerence test before accepting any meds as you may find the adhd symptoms may be triggered by something not adhd at all! however, like i say my son does have adhd (no doubt about that lol!) and is still on Concerta, purely cos i can't find a consultant to help try and wean him off, so if anyone recommends anyone it would be greatly appreciated. Sally (North wales - but prepared to travel if necessary!!)
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