My 6yo was diagnosed with ADHD/ODD last week. For now the dr has us on an elimination diet of no preservatives, artificial colourings, flavourings, restricting sugar, and no red foods, after doing research I have also cut out foods which are high in salicylates, this was a great site (http://www.everydaywithadhd.com.au/u...Food_Chart.pdf)
Until our next visit in 2 months this is what we are going to stick with, along with taking fish oil and multivitamins daily. (Multivitamins as I read that kids with ADHD are low in magnesium and zinc) If this isn't really working then we are going to talk medicating, which I am really in 2 minds about and would love to hear some feedback from some other mums on how their child has coped on medication.
I have found him to be better behaved at home since starting, but he is still having major issues at school, today his teacher emailed me to let me know that he had been sent to the principals office as he had intentionally dug his fingernails into another students arm, and then totally denied it and wouldn't apologise. He constantly disrupts the class and the teacher is always having to stop what she is doing to calm him down when he goes into one of his moods.
I have so much going on in my head, I don't know where to start, I really need someone to talk to about all of this, its doing my head in