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      For a 4 year old that’s not good. First I didn’t think ADHD was ever

      DXed before they start school. I don’t know what Trileptal is but I

      don’t think I would put my kid on those meds at that age unless I had

      tried everything else first. Also again IMO Ritalin would be the last

      thing to try.

      I know about ODD and aggression my youngest was like that but he’s

      learned a lot of control and isn’t so bad aggression wise now.

      Of course I didn’t have a real picky eater, but it looks like she’s

      training you at dinner time. As long as she gets rewarded with a

      different food she will keep on being picky. But if you make dinner

      and always have one thing she likes and if that one thing is all she

      will eat then fine. If she doesn’t eat let her wait until she really

      is very hungry then offer her whatever you made I bet within a weeks

      time she will of stopped the behavior and will be eating better. I

      know that might sound mean, but you have to let her know who’s boss

      because right now she’s the boss and with the ODD that will get worse

      as long as she’s allowed to do this.

      On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 10:02 PM, melinda irvin

      <moon_goddess129@yahoo.com> wrote:

      > My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder. She

      > was on Trileptal, Adderall and Clonidine. I changed doctors and now she is

      > on Ritalin and clonidine only. I would also like to know about alternative

      > treatments because I would like to take her off medicines. My daughter was

      > getting increasingly worse in terms of aggression and hyperactivity but now

      > is also extremely picky and I will fix her six meals a night if she eats

      > only a little from each one because she is such a poor eater. How old are

      > your kids? My daughter is 4 years old.

      >

      > lisa griffeth <apiamama@yahoo.com> wrote:

      >

      >

      > My son is getting married this Fall to a wonderful girl…she is bringing 2

      > children into the marriage (our first grandchildren).

      >

      > The little girl 5 is quite “busy” and unfocused but not diagnosed ADHD. The

      > 10 year old little boy has been diagnosed ADHD and is on medication. I do

      > not know the name of the meds but could find out. Both children are thin

      > (genetics) and very picky eaters (choice)- the medication that the boy is on

      > has caused him to lose his desire to eat and he’s getting too thin- he looks

      > like he almost has an eating disorder (which I guess he does in a way).

      >

      > My question is to those of you with ADHD friends/children in your homes-

      > does anyone have information on “trigger” foods that seem to set off your

      > children? I know sugar and food coloring are typically linked to ADHD, but

      > are there other things we should watch out for? His mother and I are hoping

      > to try to manage his ADHD (and his sister’s ) by changing his diet and

      > getting him off the medication so he has an appetite again.

      >

      > Any opinions, suggestions or even guesses are much appreciated!

      >

      > Thanks!

      > Lisa G.

      >

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