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sweetshar47 Original Post: Jan 31 '06,  10:44 am           Reply
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Flavay and Flavay Plus for add/adhd

Has anyone ever heard of Flavay and Flavay Plus. Has anyone had their child on it? My son has been on these products since last summer when he finished school. It seems to help a little bit, but I am always trying to find something new. He was on ritalin since 6 years old and then went on the L.A. ritalin when that came out. He is now 12. He had too many side effects. Granted, it did help him to focus but I hated the fact that these drugs affect a kids appetite and growth. What is wrong with these drug companies. Why would anyone put out a drug that does this to kids. Suppressing appetites and interferring with growth. And then, my son sometimes would wake up in the middle of the night and have nightmares, dry skin, very sensitive with sound and would freek out. All this, so everyone can get on with their lives! What do we want, kids to be robots? People, wake up and look for alternatives. Even if it takes you a year or more to do it. Only parents have to deal with their kids crashing after the drug wares off. I am not giving up hope. I know there are other things to help these kids. Don't be pressured by anyone to put your kid on a drug(s). Their bodies are still growing, especially their brains. Know one knows what the long term side effects are to these drugs. And that, scares me to death.

     
mixedmania Posted: Mar 09 '06,  6:28 am           Reply
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Any answers yet?

I've been looking at Flavay myself. Have you heard anymore about it. I don't always trust advertisements.
Hope your son is doing ok.

     
sharonlweagly Posted: Nov 29 '06,  10:28 pm           Reply
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adhd - adderall xt

I was just wondering how your son is doing. Our 9 year old has been diagnosed with ADHD. We were given a prescription for Adderall xr but have not filled it yet. The whole drug thing scares me. I am not sure why. Please give me any input you can. Also, you may want to look at this website which mentioned a book I had read:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7102727/site/newsweek/

     
blitz1234 Posted: Dec 12 '06,  7:13 am           Reply
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Honest info on Flavay

I'm also searching desperately for natural alternatives for ADHD.My daughter is 8 and was diagnosed with ADHD.She was on Adderall for 2 months and started having skin rashes blurred vision started worrying and crying about the death of her family and stated she could "kill herself" when try to brush a knot out of her hair.It ripped my heart to hear that come out of a childs mouth.The nuerologist prescribed her Focalin and I'm afraid to use it.I refuse to use it.If anyone knows an effective alternative please inform ALL desperate parents.

     
nippers Posted: Sep 11 '07,  6:13 am           Reply
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a new perspective

I am a college student 23 years old and I was just found out that I have add and it's something I've always had to deal with and never took anything for it as a child and of course I suffered academically but there are ups and downs to this disorder I am also a musician and I believe the add helps me to be extremely creative, it's a different way of thinking but at the same time it is ridiculously difficult for me to focus on studies so in order for me to pursue my career through school I NEED some kind of drug to keep focus but depending on where one would want their life to go a drug could be a blessing or a curse and I think this is something to consider with your child because there are plenty of successful people that live with this disorder. I hope I was somewhat helpful thought you would like to hear something from someone who actually has add. oh, and I ran into this thread because I was wondering about this drug as well because I was prescribed strattera but came across this online and I am also a skeptic of advertising.

     
mdingwal Posted: Jan 07 '08,  6:37 am           Reply
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ADD

My son is on Flavay and my son and I both think it is doing a marvelous job.. I will not have my son on the prescription meds !! too many side affects, even death .. Flavay seems to be doing the best job out of ALL the homeopathic remedies, and non prescription formulas. My son is now 17 going on 18 and he takes the Flavay without arguments and is doing well in school, and better attitude all around. I would recommend Flavay

     
loganberrry Posted: Jan 26 '08,  5:32 pm           Reply
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RE: ADD

Happy to hear your son and you seem to be in a positive place with the ADD topic. Our doctor has prescribe ritalin as a first treatment, I am not inclined to practice medicine on/at my son's health risks. We are exploring other possibilities.

I would be interested in knowing how long your son has been taking flavay, whether you were using other supplements or alternative treatments in conjunction and when you began seeing positive results.

Thanks for time.

     
faline Posted: Jan 28 '08,  10:51 pm (Updated: Jan 28 '08,  10:54 pm)           Reply
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biofeedback for adhd

I'm going to repeat what I posted on another thread about adhd
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I know 2 people that have tried the biofeedback method explained by this video. One an adult, one a child that was previously on drugs, and was able to drop them completely.

the adult is a friend of mine. She said there was such a difference after doing these treatments. she was able to focus much better, and she said she slept better than she had for years.

the child's parents were not happy about the drugs, but before finding out about this treatment, they felt they were damned if they did, and damned if they didn't. but the kid was able to completely go off the drugs, and is now eating much better than before, and gaining weight.. and is like another child.

the method they used is a biofeedback method in the form of video games. here is something on youtube about it (I don't know if this is the exact thing my friend used, as she went to a doctor that was doing it, but it sounds like the same thing, and explains it pretty well:

NASA Video Game Brain Training for ADHD
http://youtube.com/watch?v=S26Kk-ueWjQ

and the book that my friend recommended on the method is called "A Symphony in the Brain", by Jim Robbins.

I used to kid her about using any excuse to play a video game.. but she said it made a big difference.[/quote]

     
musiciantoo Posted: Apr 02 '08,  10:21 am           Reply
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RE: a new perspective

When I read your post I was happy to find some almost like me. I am 21 and also diagnosed with ADD, and indeed, I've suffered academically as well, but as you can read, I am a musician, and indeed, this "condition" has helped me tremendously to advance creatively in music. Please let me know what you find and how it has benefited you, thank you for posting. I will try to keep in contact.

     
valtrimarchi Posted: Apr 04 '08,  9:47 pm           Reply
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son has ADHD, looking into Flavay

My son was diagnosed with ADHD 5 years ago at age 9 and we put him on Adderall for 3rd and 4th grade- it worked very well- but we were uneasy about using a drug. He could focus and handle school but we felt that the school was expecting too much for an active young boy and decided to take him off. He did not like the coming off feeling everyday- he would not feel like himself, would be moody and irritable-As soon as we took him off, he grew, gained weight and was happier- not a good student, but the school system needs to adjust to kids
and not expect us to change our children's chemistry for them. We had our son tested through the school which allowed him to have a 504 accommodation plan mandated by law under the Students with Disabilities Act.- All this means is our active, baseball loving kid can have his homework cut in half, tests shortened, front row seating, and other adjustments that we see fit. This has been hugely helpful. I just ordered both Flavay and Flavay Plus to give it a try as 8th grade homework and schoolwork is beyond his attention capacities- so we are looking into this natural remedy. I had just filled the Adderall prescription last week and got cold feet. My gut feeling is it is just not right. I will keep you posted on the results of Flavay and Flavay Plus.

     
bava_bevu Posted: May 27 '08,  12:33 pm           Reply
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Drug Help

My doctor took me off adderral so I'm going to try Flavay. I'm sure it's a far cry from adderral.
I noticed that some of you are worried about your child on drugs. If you are ok with the side effects then I don't see anything wrong with taking a drug. You should really be very thankful. I see drugs as just another food. One that keeps me in balance.

     
gizmoscene Posted: Jul 12 '08,  10:42 am           Reply
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Parents with children on ADD meds

Like many of you, I was very reluctant to put my child on medicine. Finally, he was doing so poorly in school and distracting the class to such a degree that I had to do it. They help somewhat but not that much.

Everyone whose child has had bad effects on the drugs, please do not feel guilty about pulling them off. Drugs that act on the brain have different effects on children and adolescents than they do on adults. That is why there are "black box" warnings on so many drugs regarding children and the possibility of depression or suicidality after starting the drugs.

If your child is having bad dreams or talking about death, call the doctor IMMEDIATELY and tell him or her what is going on and what alternatives you have to the medicine that is making your child depressed or disturbed. Ask your doctor for the toll-free number to report an adverse effect to the US Food and Drug Administration. What is more dangerous, a child with ADD or a child who feels like dying?

I also have ADD. I am going to try Flavay for myself and if it seems to help, I will discuss it with my son's pediatrician. It's tough to have a child with ADD, and I support you all!

     
amyk49 Posted: Jul 17 '08,  8:34 am           Reply
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RE: Parents with children on ADD meds

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Quote: gizmoscene
Like many of you, I was very reluctant to put my child on medicine. Finally, he was doing so poorly in school and distracting the class to such a degree that I had to do it. They help somewhat but not that much.

Everyone whose child has had bad effects on the drugs, please do not feel guilty about pulling them off. Drugs that act on the brain have different effects on children and adolescents than they do on adults. That is why there are "black box" warnings on so many drugs regarding children and the possibility of depression or suicidality after starting the drugs.

If your child is having bad dreams or talking about death, call the doctor IMMEDIATELY and tell him or her what is going on and what alternatives you have to the medicine that is making your child depressed or disturbed. Ask your doctor for the toll-free number to report an adverse effect to the US Food and Drug Administration. What is more dangerous, a child with ADD or a child who feels like dying?

I also have ADD. I am going to try Flavay for myself and if it seems to help, I will discuss it with my son's pediatrician. It's tough to have a child with ADD, and I support you all!

     
amyk49 Posted: Jul 24 '08,  4:46 am           Reply
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RE: Parents with children on ADD meds

Quote: gizmoscene
Like many of you, I was very reluctant to put my child on medicine. Finally, he was doing so poorly in school and distracting the class to such a degree that I had to do it. They help somewhat but not that much.

Everyone whose child has had bad effects on the drugs, please do not feel guilty about pulling them off. Drugs that act on the brain have different effects on children and adolescents than they do on adults. That is why there are "black box" warnings on so many drugs regarding children and the possibility of depression or suicidality after starting the drugs.

If your child is having bad dreams or talking about death, call the doctor IMMEDIATELY and tell him or her what is going on and what alternatives you have to the medicine that is making your child depressed or disturbed. Ask your doctor for the toll-free number to report an adverse effect to the US Food and Drug Administration. What is more dangerous, a child with ADD or a child who feels like dying?

I also have ADD. I am going to try Flavay for myself and if it seems to help, I will discuss it with my son's pediatrician. It's tough to have a child with ADD, and I support you all!

     
addhelp Posted: Sep 11 '08,  5:07 pm           Reply
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adhd

I read all the messages left here and wondered how are all or your kids doing.
My son is 8 years old and has adhd. We are against medicating him and have not given him any drugs.

He is very smart. He learned to read perfectly when he was 4 even tought at his class they were just teaching him vowels and consonants pronuntiation, and it was not us who teach him either, we are spanics and did not wanted to teach him bad pronunciation. In preschool he was already reading like a 2 grader. He loves to read and has an amazing memory.

He struggles when it comes to math, following routines and procedures in the class and even tought he is an above average student that is just not enough for the teachers. We don't know what to do, I cry all the time because I feel at a dead end , he is the only child I have.

What is it that they want from him? If the other kids are like little robots and don't give them any trouble, why can't they be a little patient with my son.

We don't know what to do. We even enroll him in private school but they want mini-adults there too.
Please give me some advice, Its depressing just to see how my son is being rejected somehow. Does this law 409 or something apply to private schools too?

Is it mandatory to give kid drugs in this country? Will they isolate my child forcing us to taking off school because we don't want to drug him? Can they do that? Aren't homeopatic drugs as bad as the others?

Please help us , We need support from parent that have this problem...

     
rache Posted: Sep 22 '08,  12:00 am           Reply
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RE: adhd

Hi,


As a child I was very bright but never could concentrate. As an adult my md put me on Adderall XR for weight loss. It did wonders for my concentration, and actually made me drive better. I have gotten into several accidents every year due to inattention since I started driving. With Adderall, I have not been in one in over a year and a half. That's the good part. Yes it has reduced my appetite but I haven't lost over 15 pounds. Unfortunately, I experience severe back pain when I stop it on the weekends and have intense caffiene cravings. I become very depressed and upset over small things and things confuse me easily. I am goign to see me md this week, because I can't take the up and downs. I don't take it for more than five days a week and it makes u crash when u are off of it. I am looking into other methods to help. My family all agrees that I had undiagnosed ADHD as a child, but I lived through it. I encourage you not to give it to your child and look for something more natural.. If I am having severe problems with it as a 37 year old female after over a year and a half of therapy. What will it do to a child... Oh, to top it off, it decreases your sex drive dramatically. Nothing to be concerned with a child but what if it has long term effects on the childs hormones. Long term effects aren't shown- They do come out and say it can be bad. So, in short I am going to my md to get weaned off it, because I want control over my emotions and my life

     
rache Posted: Sep 22 '08,  12:04 am           Reply
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RE: adhd

It is not mandatory to give children drugs in this country unless it is a life threatening condition. Then the courts would step in and have a court order to have the child take the med. That's for say a blood transfusion or a infection that parents won't treat. No court would dare force a parent to give adderall, especially with all it's side effects. That would be a lawsuit waiting to happen

     
sprace Posted: Oct 12 '08,  3:48 pm           Reply
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Flavay Plus

I'm prescribed to ritalin right now and am looking for some more information and feedback on Flavay Plus. I have looked up "other alternatives" websites when it comes to treating ADHD. I'm not impressed with ritalin's side-effects. The downer that follows isn't even worth it for me. I'm in a pretty stressful business and I don't need to keep driving home tired, sluggish and depressed because the ritalin is wearing off.

Everything I've read about Flavay Plus has impressed me. I'm just looking to hear more feedback from those that have taken it and noticed a significant difference. I would appreciate your thoughts.

     
home_worker Posted: Oct 21 '08,  6:43 pm           Reply
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RE: Flavay Plus

Depression and anxiety sort of run in my family but I always said I didn't have that affliction. Eventually my grandmother told me she could tell from some of the things I said that I did have some degree of depression. I wasn't convinced. Well then I started taking Flavay and Flavay Plus and I felt a new positive outlook. Then I stopped because I ran out and I didn't reorder because I was feeling so good. After a couple of weeks I started returning to my old outlook of 'I don't care, I'll do my own thing,' and at this point I could compare and see that I must have some depression issues after all. So I started back on Flavay and Flavay Plus because they do help.

     
lskluzak Posted: Jan 16 '09,  2:40 pm           Reply
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RE: adhd

Wow, I came on this site today, as all of you have to get information about ADHD. I think I have my answer which is to continue to do what I have been doing and trust God.

I have a very active 8 year old boy. I pulled him out of school last year and made the decision to home school him through Colorado Virtual Academy and from an academic stand point, as soon as he was away from the teachers who were trying to make him live in an enviroment that I never thought boys were fit for, and being away from the distractions of 25 kids in a classroom, my son is now an average student.

He has tons of interaction with other kids as he gets together with other kids several times a week, is involved in many sports and does go to a physical school once a week for specials. (It's a huge myth that a child needs to be in brick and mortor to be socialized--what a joke, public schools do not teach socialization). In fact, you get in trouble when you socialize and then get thrown on a playground to "fend for yourself!"

However, he still struggles with teasing his friends and siblings, being annoying, acting younger than he is and needs to be told over and over again to "stop it". Since I had no brothers growing up, I assumed for years that I was the problem after having a boy. He can spend hours flying invisable airplanes and helicopters and making boy noises and can entertain himeself like this for hours. A day with my son can be quite exhausting.

After reading all of the posts I read today, medication is not an option! When I was growing up, no one had ADHD, how could this disorder come out of no where and affect soooo many children in such a short number of years?

I know that there are acceptions to what I am about to say, but I have a sneaking suspicion that, the "entitlement" lifestyle that our world seems to have moved to since I was a kid, may be looking for an out for what is simply "some difficult parenting".

Our parents didn't have the option of sticking their kid on drugs and throwing a label on them. They had to actual "do the work" and yes, maybe be embarressed at times when their kid acted up. Maybe cry a few nights when their kid is stuggling to learn how to make friends, maybe have the life of, oh yes, a parent and we all know that parenting can be quite difficult and full of self sacrificing and selflessness at times.

Yes, not every child is difficult and I'm not sure on this side of heaven that we will never understand why one child's behavior may seem more palitable than another child. I wish I had all the answers, but I don't.

I do know that although I came on this site today looking for an "out" for my seemingly hyperactive, obsessive compusive, a bit immature 8-year old, let's face it, it could be worse!

I know children that are bound to wheelchairs for a lifetime and don't have to opportunities that my son has.
I know woman who for whatever reason, can't seem to get pregnant and never have a hyperactive child to deal with.

Like many of you have said, inately you know that your child is a good child even if they struggle.

My kid may not end up with the top grades at graduation, he may not be voted "Mr Congeniality", he may struggle until those growing pains turn to puberty and maybe some more.

But I think I'm gonna suck it up, stick it out and say NO TO DRUGS!

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