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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Posted by
Michele on June 16, 1999 at 11:18:35:

My 4 year old daughter is more than very active. My husband (who works with ADD/ADHD kids) and I strongly suspect that she has ADHD. This suspision is based on her inability (despite her best efforts) to attend to anything but TV, her constant fidgetiness, and daytime and nighttime urinating problems. Further, her sitter, close relatives, and teachers agree. However, when we brought the problem up with her pediatrician, he said it was too early to diagnose ADHD because she is less than 5 years old. In the meantime, he has not suggested any course of action for us to take. In addition to our own frustrations coping with the situation, it is hard to see what this is doing to her. At heart, she is a sweet, funny, smart little girl and it is difficult to see her trying so hard, but unsuccessfully to "attend". Consequently, I have done research on non-medical approaches to her problems. One that seems promising is the use of magnesium.
Does any one have any suggestions on how this might affect ADHD? Any recommendations on safe doseages? How might this affect her urination problems? Could it also affect problems that she is having with constipation?



Re: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) ARCHIVE

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 17, 1999 at 11:18:46:

In Reply to: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) posted by Michele on June 16, 1999 at 11:18:35:

Hi, Michele.

The magnesium MIGHT help. However, there are a lot more things that are a lot more likely to help. The chapter in my book has numerous references that would help you get a handle on this. Perhaps, when your husband sees what happens in his own family, he will radically change how HE manages these poor kids.

Find a copy of Dr Alexander Schauss's classic "Diet, Crime & Delinquency" at the library (referenced in my book) ISBN 0-939764-00-8

It is the things in this reference that would be lot more related to her constipation than the magnesium. Why not combine both? If she were mine, I would add the essential oils to this regimen till she was healthy for a couple of months.

Let us kwow what happens. Considering how long the most effective resolutions to these kind of problems have been known, the current state of treatment is shameful.

Walt



Re: ADHD (CoQ10 supplementation?)

Posted by
Kyra on June 19, 1999 at 14:04:11:

In Reply to: Re: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) ARCHIVE posted by Walt Stoll on June 17, 1999 at 11:18:46:


Dear Walt,

I don't know how much bearing this might have on ADHD, but I recently made an exciting intuitive discovery about my eldest son Nick's nonspecific tic disorder. Since ADHD, OCD, Tourette's syndrome, and mild tics are interconnected, just maybe...

Anyway, I've added 100 mg CoQ10 caps to Nick's daily regimen of Juice Plus, balanced amino acid complex, zinc, and omega 3-6-9 fatty acids. I made the CoQ10 addition when Nick was cycling through a pretty severe tic episode which the usual supplements didn't seem to be helping as much as usual. Within an hour (or less) of the first dose of CoQ10, his body rigidity, arm jerkiness, and general tension level had dramatically decreased. He was slouching around the house like a typical wordly 8-year old, with shoulders dropped and back relaxed. He even settled down to playcards with his little brother without getting excited, which generally induces tic behaviors. A friend remarked on it later in the day, so I know it wasn't wishful thinking on my part. If some extra brain oxygenation can help with nonspecific tics, maybe it can do the same with ADHD kids. Here's hoping, Mentor Walt!

Namaste', Kyra



Re: ADHD (CoQ10 supplementation?)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 20, 1999 at 13:32:55:

In Reply to: Re: ADHD (CoQ10 supplementation?) posted by Kyra on June 19, 1999 at 14:04:11:

Hi, Kyra.

I had never heard of this connection before. I would suggest you contact the manufacturer of the CoQ10 and be sure they know.

CoQ10 tends to concentrate in brain, heart & eye tissue and is a potent antioxident along with all the other things it apparently does.

Please let me know what comes of this.

Walt



Re: ADHD (CoQ10 supplementation?)

Posted by
Kyra on June 21, 1999 at 00:04:43:

In Reply to: Re: ADHD (CoQ10 supplementation?) posted by Walt Stoll on June 20, 1999 at 13:32:55:


Thanks, Walt--I'll call the CoQ10 manufacturer--or a couple of them--and let them know about the apparent connection to CoQ10 relieving/eliminating tics and also ask if they're already aware of it. I'll keep you posted. By the way, Nick's been on 100 mg of the stuff daily for the last 3 days and his tics are COMPLETELY gone. If this is verifiable on a large scale, it's scary to think of the pharmaceutical lobby's predictable response...

Namaste', Kyra

P.S. Bob Sachs gave me some Microhydrin to try. Interesting stuff. His initial response, and mine as well, was to experience heightened visual sharpness and intensity of color perception within an hour of taking one capsule with an 8 oz glass of water. Also felt quite grounded and had increased energy. Whatever Microhydrin ultimately does, my sense of having it in my system was the old "why didn't you give me this before?" feeling, It kind of feels like having a massive dose of ester C in your system which is working at an extremely deep and subtle level, going far beyond wherever ester C goes.



Re: ADHD (CoQ10 supplementation?)

Posted by
sarah weber on November 12, 1999 at 00:39:23:

In Reply to: Re: ADHD (CoQ10 supplementation?) posted by Walt Stoll on June 20, 1999 at 13:32:55:

Please forgive me if I have written before. I am so excited about a new approach that I've come accross that I'm trying to share at every opportunity. After quite a few years of having a hard road in relation to parenting some very challenging children, I can't believe the difference that "The Nurtured Heart Approach" has made. I have always been a student of many methods. Everything worked on children with easier temperaments, but seemed to make the situation worse with intense children. And the harder I tried these traditional methods, the worse the situations seemed to get. What I'm doing now is ten times easier and the children are responding unbelievably well. It has restored the energy in my mission as a parent and as a teacher. The approach is described in a book called "Transforming the Difficult Child". I found it on a site called difficultchild.com. Please share this information with others. It makes perfect sense though it has such a different viewpoint. I now have the strategies I need to shift challenging children to excellent behaviors quickly... without accidentally energizing negativity (Normal methods do this in so many subtle ways). Best Wishes.



Re: ADHD (CoQ10 supplementation?)

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 13, 1999 at 08:36:22:

In Reply to: Re: ADHD (CoQ10 supplementation?) posted by sarah weber on November 12, 1999 at 00:39:23:

Thanks, Sarah.

I am confused. What does your note have to do with CoQ10 and ADHD?

There are MANY paths to the top of the mountain. The more one knows of the basic mechanisms causing anything, the more direct that path becomes.

Walt



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