Hi, this is actually my first SP message board post. I've been kind of lost on where to go, and this is the first thread I've read where I feel like I can contribute. I have a 10 y/o DS that has ADHD and ODD. He was dx at 4 y/o and has been on meds since. Because of the ODD, we do not take weekend or summer breaks. Thankfully, he does not suffer a lot of the side effects some kids do. He doesn't have much of a lunch appetite most days, but he makes up for it later in the day.
We have not tried dietary changes, like GF, food dyes and other things you read about. I know some people say it works, but the Physchologist that diagnosed him with ODD said that there's a very small percentage of kids that are truly sensitive to those things and it's hard to follow. I know for my family situation, it's not something we're going to try.
My DS currently takes Vyvanse 50mg in the morning. It lasts him until a little after he gets home from school, about 8-9 hours. We just added Kapvay (long acting Clonidine) at bedtime, to try and level him out over a 24 hr. period.
I thought I had read a few years back that Concerta was for older children, or seemed to work better for older children.
My kids only get soda on special occasions. They drink mainly water, milk, and sometimes V8 Fusion or 100% juice watered down.
I have heard of a couple natural supplements, but haven't tried any. They don't seem to have a huge amount of success from the stories I've read.
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