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  • Posted By: kwoods
  • January 18, 2007
  • 03:40 AM

I have a 7 year old that is very hyperactive. I have been battling this
since Pre-K. Every teacher he has had recommended him get testing
and on meds. I had him tested at 6, ADHD. However, very much a discipline issue going on. At the same time, allergies kick in making him not feel good. Not sure how to go about getting a diagnosis. How do you know which problem to concentrate on? Or if he needs to be on medicine
or allergry meds. Please advised any opinions.

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  • hi. to get a diagnosis you can check out other (hidden) symptoms that can either increase the severity of adhd or mimick it. my daughter is 7 and was also believed by all to be adhd. testing says possible- but iffy. her diagnosis is sensory integration, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder. the reactions she has from these disorders is very similiar to watching a child with adhd. also- myself and 2 brothers were diagnosed adhd at 6 -10 years old, at the early teenage years it was discovered that all 3 of us are bipolar-not adhd. you can read about the symptoms of other psychiatric disorders and see if they match your child. if he has other things (like sensory integration) disciplinary tactics are different than for normal kids, like massages/music/calm areas or mental and hands on activities like stringing beads/digging in a bowl of uncooked rice/play doh/etc.hope this helps :) for allergies- there are a few medicines without stimulants in them, this can help his allergies without triggering a hyper episode, a pharmacist should be able to tell you which ones are better for over the counter- or a doctor for prescriptions.
    kamsae 88 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 03:58 AM
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  • Well- I would like to start by asking if he is currently taking any medications.When one is sick with allergies, that means one is sick all over.The truth is- allergies are not a disease, but a symptom. A symptom that the immune system is stressed and overworked due to a violation to the body's internal balance.Perhaps, the disciplinary problem is also trigger by immune responses and toxicity.To make things a little bit more specific, it is important to point out that often times the intestines of a person suffer permeability for different reasons. When a person eats, indigested food goes out to the blood stream. This can cause a series of immune reactions that look pretty "mental".Many people experience horrible autoimmune reactions- like panic attacks, crying for no reason, excitability, restlessness, etc- they are all signs that there is some degree of leaky gut syndrome and perhaps allergies to certain foods.When the body reacts to indigested food in the bloodstream, the body creates antibodies ( proteins) to fight the offenders. The body fights back the offending foods by "flagging them" and causing inflammation. That what allergies are about.To prevent your child from experiencing inflammation, it is important to eliminate dairy and limit the protein intake, as the body use it to produce inflammatory substances. Reactions can be very debilitating and take years out of people's life.If he has an allergy test, but the "leak" in the gut is not fixed. He will develop new allergies.Also, toxicity plays a huge roll. There are no allergy tests for toxic substances, so substances such as perfume, fumes and processed food can easily attack his debilitated immune system and make him irritable, angry, nervous, or just very sick and sluggish.Some children with psychotic conditions make dramatical improvements by the elimination of all processed food, milk and sugar.It is important to detect his current allergies and to keep him off any kind of drugs.So if he is taking any drugs for psychiatric problems, you ought to speak to the doctor about how to go about stopping that treatment.In the long run, those drugs are nothing but toxic, and your child will never be normal again. He has to heal all over, so you don't have to worry of what is going to be his life like when you are no longer around.Please read these links carefully.Best.http://www.drcranton.com/casehx.htmhttp://www.drcranton.com/yeast.htmhttp://www.beyondhealth.com/articles/sugar-children.htmBe Well
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 04:12 AM
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  • hi. to get a diagnosis you can check out other (hidden) symptoms that can either increase the severity of adhd or mimick it. my daughter is 7 and was also believed by all to be adhd. testing says possible- but iffy. her diagnosis is sensory integration, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder. the reactions she has from these disorders is very similiar to watching a child with adhd. also- myself and 2 brothers were diagnosed adhd at 6 -10 years old, at the early teenage years it was discovered that all 3 of us are bipolar-not adhd. you can read about the symptoms of other psychiatric disorders and see if they match your child. if he has other things (like sensory integration) disciplinary tactics are different than for normal kids, like massages/music/calm areas or mental and hands on activities like stringing beads/digging in a bowl of uncooked rice/play doh/etc.hope this helps :) for allergies- there are a few medicines without stimulants in them, this can help his allergies without triggering a hyper episode, a pharmacist should be able to tell you which ones are better for over the counter- or a doctor for prescriptions.http://www.breggin.com/
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 04:21 AM
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