Adhd fish oil

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Avatar n tn has anybody tried omega 3 fish oil supplements for adhd treatment? I just read about it online and was wondering if anyones tried daughter currently takes dexadrine but it just has too many side effects..she's 5 and can now fit back into her size 3 pants and they are too big. She used to wear a size 5. she's losing weight so we've requested numerous blood tests to be done..just looking for something else to try in the meantime..
617441 tn?1221179806 I would like to know if fish oil works to help ADHD kids learn better.
Avatar f tn I'm interested in natural remedies too. I was just diagnosed with Crohs and they said fish oil and flax seed oil would be good for me because it coats the intestines. And even better! It doesn't interfere with any medications if you're woried about that. I already checked that out and got the ok from my doctor. So, I'd say give it a try! It can't hurt and you may really like the benefits you get from it. Best wishes.
617441 tn?1221179806 I have heard that fish oil can help children with ADHD. Has anyone one heard of it or used it? I don't want to put my son on medication I have seen what it does to him.
Avatar n tn I have a stepson that ADHD and knew that fish oil helped with that. I also wanted to know how fish oil would affect me taking while pregnant as i knew that it was a great benifit for myself also. In fact everyone should take fish oil as it is the best brain food! I can say in all my research that there is no avers affects on taking it unless you take a brand that is not purified and then you run the risk of Mercury poising. here is a link to that thread http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn I've heard it and tried it. Honestly, it didn't make a difference. I was taking about two capsules of fish oil a day. Maybe I wasn't taking enough, but it didn't do much besides making me think I may get healthier (if that makes sense).
Avatar m tn I have also heard other people talking about natural supplements, such as Omega 3,6,9, Fish Oil and Vitamin C. I have also never tried this for my stepson, but plan to. Hope this helps!
706214 tn?1244526649 A lot of children have some behavioral issues , of course you can look after them ,it is possible that he needs a multiple Vitamin-mineral supplement with anti oxidants, B Complex and Vit C also a lot of parents find fish oil is valuable,.give an instance of the behavior you took him to the Doctor for , we may have more feedback for you.
Avatar f tn Fish oil can cause nosebleeding, blood thinning, and bruises.
Avatar f tn Hi there and welcome to med help. Well, I don't personally know of natural remedies that have any proven track record or any studies to back them up. However, some do use fish oil supplements and swear by it. "Little Critters' brand makes one that is a gummie version. Some people do go the dietary route of looking at various food sensitivities as well to see if they affect behavior. I don't have a child with add/adhd but one with sensory integration disorder.
Avatar n tn Not a doctor but know that ADHD can be treated with whole foods and higher fat diets of olive oil, fish oil, and other good oils. Honestly, it could be something that the child is allergic to that she is eating unbeknownst to all of you.... I had a friend who recently tried an elimination diet and slowly added foods back that she eats regularly, she found out that she was allergic to wheat, rhy, some flour products, sweeteners, etc. that were causing the ADHD symptoms...
Avatar n tn Has anyone tried Fish Oil supplements as a treatment for ADD/ADHD with any success?
Avatar m tn Children who are or have been on ADHD drugs have an increased risk of committing suicide.Even the American Psychiatric Association admits that suicide is the major adverse reaction of withdrawal from these drugs. Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years.
1756970 tn?1314380333 I am on 6 grams of fish oil but with only has 2grams of EPA in the 6 grams of fish oil i take. Its important to make sure your fish oil does not have mercury in it other wise you can get heavy metal poisoning. Hope this makes sense: if not please feel free to ask me .
Avatar m tn The study intentionally used an extremely concentrated fish oil (supplied by OmegaBrite) high in EPA due to evidence that EPA has relatively stronger anti-inflammatory and antidepressant effects than DHA. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Avatar n tn Maybe google I do know that some research by experts has shown that supplemnts of antioxidants BComplex and Vit C can have the same efficacy as Ritailin....Fish oil Omega 3 has also shown to be useful.
Avatar n tn I did some research and I believe I am going to start taking fish oil tomorrow!! I am excited to see if its going to work for me! Can I take fish oil with a multivitamin? Thanks!
Avatar m tn I have read that the omega 3 in fish oil can help with the symptoms of anxiety and depression by increasing serotonin levels. Has anybody had any experiences?
Avatar m tn Children in the study were given a commercially available dietary supplement containing a combination of fish oil and evening primrose oil, in a ratio of four to one. They were given just under a gram of fish oil a day. The results showed that children on the active fish oil capsules, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, had improvements in attention, behaviour and vocabulary. They were able to concentrate better, they were calmer, less impulsive.
707438 tn?1240963240 Hi Go and get some multiple vitamin-mineral supplements,with anti oxidants,Vit B Coomplex and Vit C also Fish oil is useful, these will help you, experts have said many times that this has the same efficacy as Ritalin a Med prescribed to help hthere is also someting called Attend By Vaxa any health food stiore will carry it, there is help for you, let us know how you are doing,
1453183 tn?1287852619 Supplements that may help are fish oil, flax seed oil, DL-phenylalanine or tyrosine, and SAM-E. Also make sure that your child is eating a balanced diet (try to eliminate processed or unhealthy foods such as sodas, sugary cereals, etc) and getting plenty of exercise. It is good that your doctors are taking him off the medication. Prescription stimulants may treat symptoms in the short-term, but in the long term they wreak havoc on the fragile dopamine system.
Avatar n tn can my son age 5 take concerta 32mg and fish oil and evening primrose and if so what mg of the fish oil and how many mg for the primrose can he take a day
Avatar n tn Not certain about the Calms but I do know a lot of parents are trying food supplements which have shown to be helpful, Vit B Complex and Vit C and fish oil also the essential amino acids have shown benefit,as they support production of the Neuro transmitters necessary for optimal brain function. Also try elimainating allergy foods for a while like Dairy and Wheat then add them back.
Avatar n tn My real advice is get her on a good Vitamin suppplement with BComplex and anti oxidants, also a fish oil capsule , she wont have the night mares and the acting out behaviors thats the big drugs side effects have,and she wont have a label that follows her all her life.
Avatar m tn For five months, researchers gave 65 children who had been diagnosed with behavioral problems daily supplements of fish oil (containing 475 mg of EPA, 151 mg of DHA, and other omega-3 fatty acids) and evening primrose oil (containing 54 mg of GLA and other omega-6 fatty acids). At the end of the study, the lead researcher of the study, Dr.
Avatar n tn We have tried to limit, if not eliminate these chemicals from her diet and the results speak for themselves. Grape Seed Extract, Pycnogenal and Fish Oil are three supplements that have really helped.
Avatar n tn It is one of the side effects of Ritalin perhaps you should ask your Doctor for a new evaluation of the Med, if you ever decide to let him be on Natural Remedies, it has been shown in studies that food supplements have the same efficacy as Ritalin and a Muliple Vitamin-mineral with B Complex and Vit C also Fish oil, would be good, a lot of Parents are trying this now and their children and not getting the bad side effects that Ritalin and the other meds have.
Avatar m tn You might also not be eating enough sources of HDL, but you can just increase your fish oil or krill oil or hemp seed oil or flax seed oil -- there are other sources of omega 3 oils, though only fish that eat seaweed have a good level of DHA.
Avatar f tn My son has both and we have eventually found something that got him back on track. He takes Omega3 fish oil capsules in the morning, magnesium supplement too. In the evening he takes Valerian drops and just before getting into bed Pulsatilla (homepathy). For the past 3 days he has not hit his brother, he sleeps all night and falls asleep easily and he can concentrate much better. Living proof that natural remedies do work as I did not tell him what they were for so no placebo affect!