He has been on Adderall and a mood stabilizer. He is going to be 8 years old in 2 months. What do I need to know about this?
Hello and good morning,
My son was also diagnosed with ADHD at about the same age and that is a rough age to come up with a plan of action that will help your son to be able to focus in his studies without having the Zombie affect. I found that having a conference with his School to work together with my sons best interest as top priority, sharing ideas worked miracles. I am also ADHD and because I was trying to come up with a combination of meds and diet so that my son would not have to go through the zombie stage, I found that protein not only helps naturally with ADHD but also assist with the absorption if the meds; therefore, Devin (my son) ate a protein snack every 2 hours, peanut butter crackers were his favorite and when he was having a over Energetic day, I had him drink 1/2 can of diet MTDew and walk around for 10 minutes. Within a year, Devin could feel the need for protein or a walk and 1/2 a can of pop and asked accordingly. We eventually were able to slowly reduce his meds and by the time he was in HS he no longer needed them. He is now 26, has a degree in computers and art. Joined the army for 3 years, used his army college money to get his Helicopter license and now is working as a civilian for the military as a intelligence security analyst in VA and makes 90,000 a year. He has grown to love his ADHD and at the age of 53, I too enjoy the energy and focus but sadly I have to take meds because back then they didn't know of a alternative and learning to control it now doesn't seem possible. I tried but no go. Hope this gives you some heads up and if you have specific questions, feel free to ask and I will try and give you a shorter response. Yep, this long answer is an example of an adult with severe ADHD.
Sorry... lol... Sheri
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