Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and ADHD

by Jen
(NV)

I have twin grandsons we are raising. They are FAS babies. (Fetal Alcohol syndrome) They have diagnosed both with ADHD. I feel this was done for lack of any other diagnosis. It is true that one of them, more so than the other has problems focusing and is very active. The one is not hyper or anything but lacks self control and needs focus for doing school work.


Both of the them can concentrate when it is specific thing they want to do, puzzles, building etc. They were on different meds since 4 yrs old and are currently on adderal along with tenex for one and adderal and abilify for the other. I hate them on these meds. One is much better since adjusting his dosage but he is still overly sensitive and not the hahppy child he once was. Since school is almost out, I would like to try an alternative natural program for the summer and see what effects it has. Can you help me with any alternative vitamins, supplements or whatever else I can do? Thank you

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FAS Doesn't Need to Be Medicated
by: Tj Chambers

In my video I discuss the Causes of ADHD symptoms.

One of these causes is injury/developmental issues. I believe medicating these issues is wrong and the video explains why (medication an injury or under developed parts of the body does not help).

If you take a look at some of the symptoms of FAS in a baby you see these:

  • Decreased muscle tone and poor coordination

  • Delayed development and significant functional problems in three or more major areas: thinking, speech, movement, or social skills (as expected for the baby's age)



What this means is that these children most likely have these issues because of the circumstances they were created in. Would someone that was born with 1 arm need to be medicated because they can't use the other one? Of course not.

That is how I look at these kind of issues.

With that said, these children may experience these symptoms for the rest of their life. They need to be loved and supported and doctors that treat them with medication should have their license revoked. Thats the healthcare in our country, if you don't like the way they are, medicate it.

Looking for a good supplement and diet for your boys is certainly a good thing to do. Give their bodies the best support and nutrient rich diet that you can. Maybe some of their symptoms will diminish. It is possible that some of their symptoms are from an improper diet. They are most certainly experiencing problems from the medication as all that I know of have their own side effects.

Adderall and medications like it can cause mood swings, OCD symptoms, over sensitivity, and people to be miserable.

As for the liquid vitamin supplement, this is what I use.

It is a liquid vitamin and mineral supplement. You will want the adult version and not the children's to supply more needed minerals.

As far as the diet is concerned, view this page with information on that. ADHD Diet

Let me know if you have any questions.

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