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Just bumping this thread for more info on vayarin or supplements for ADHD, DS has mixed type - Inattentiveness and Impulsivity.  He eats very well, and his diet is healthy.  We have been successful using other startegies so far, but he is having difficulty completing classwork this year.  Thankfully, he is also GT, so he gets the concepts quickly.  We do not want to medicate if we can avoid it, but are open to looking at some supplement options.

 

I do not want to sound like a snob, but a lot of the posts on this thread are from new mothering members.  As such, I do not know you yet, and you have limited credibility since I do not know if you work for vayarin and are just promoting your product, or you are a legit crunchy mama who has just found us.  I am really looking for the post of some experienced mamas out there.


I thought that was a little strange, too. I know MDC results can be ranked high in some google results... but this was a bit weird.

I've uped my kids fish oil (Nordic naturals) and am giving him natural vitality liquid: http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Kids-Calm-Multi/dp/B00BOU176G

 

kids' calm....

 

but that is it. We are still in the process of diagnosing... and I didn't want a nutritional issue to be the reason for the behavior...

post #42 of 46

My son just started a social skills group; one of the boys is taking Vayarin after having been on medication (Concerta, I think) that didn't work well for him. She seems happy enough with the results.

 

When I did a search for Vayarin this thread was one of the top five results :shy.

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Does anyone know if the manufacturer of vayarin (vaya) and Attend (vaxa) are a company one in the same?  I am very skeptical that these may be the same company trying to market for different obtainable pricing?  This medication was recommended to us the other day for our child and I have some mental red flags flying.  I am also doubtful this will work as my genetics seem to hold that I cannot take any omega 3 supplements from fish products due to cumulative side effects.  Are these products vegan?  Anybody know more about how the products are generated?

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He eats very well, and his diet is healthy. 

 

Honestly, this is a pretty vague statement.  What is seemingly healthy for most could cause problems in your child.  We are an organic, grassfed, whole foods family (pretty much nothing is in a package--and I mean that literally) but you know what?  My kid can't eat tomatoes, apples or oranges (among other things).  Doesn't matter that they're organic or non-GMO.

 

So to say that the diet is "healthy" doesn't really say much.  You cannot possibly know how many people I see in a year that say this only to find that their diet is the problem.  Not because they eat crap and fast food, but because they are reacting to an otherwise seemingly healthy, fresh food.

 

If you haven't explored that avenue, it's worth it.

post #45 of 46
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Honestly, this is a pretty vague statement.  What is seemingly healthy for most could cause problems in your child.  We are an organic, grassfed, whole foods family (pretty much nothing is in a package--and I mean that literally) but you know what?  My kid can't eat tomatoes, apples or oranges (among other things).  Doesn't matter that they're organic or non-GMO.

 

So to say that the diet is "healthy" doesn't really say much.  You cannot possibly know how many people I see in a year that say this only to find that their diet is the problem.  Not because they eat crap and fast food, but because they are reacting to an otherwise seemingly healthy, fresh food.

 

If you haven't explored that avenue, it's worth it.

:yeah We've always eaten "healthy" too, but it turns out my kids can't do gluten and one of them can't do gluten or dairy.  Because the problems it caused with their absorption of nutrients, their B vitamins were very very low!  

post #46 of 46
My daughter takes focalin as well. Did you keep on the Dickson when school started?
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