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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

ADHD and Caffeine?

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has paid particular attention to how their child with a dx of ADHD responds to caffeine-more active, less active, neither?

There are some interesting points of view related to caffeine and ADHD. I have allowed my son with a dx of ADHD to drink coffee and soda in moderation and have not noticed an increase in his symptoms but I can't say that I have noticed that much of a decrease either. So I am curious about others experiences.

Here are some interesting web sites relating to caffeine and ADHD that I have enjoyed reading.

1 comment:

  1. My 8 year old grandson had been on one of the newer Class II amphetamine drugs and had experienced rapid heart beat, a symptom of that drug. We had some XS Energy root beer drinks and started to give this to him in the morning with his breakfast. It has Protein sourced from freeform amino acids along with caffeine, ginseng and NO sugar.

    His behavior at school and grades has improved noticeably! We are so pleased as the Dr. wanted to discontinue the drug (which we were relieved) so we substituted the energy drink instead. It is helping and he is no longer on the powerful drug. It was such a concern and we are so happy he is off the drug!!! Here is a link if you would like to try it.

    Hope it helps your situation as it has helped my grandson!