Adhd Child Gone Oppositional W/ Rage Episodes
I'm just trying to gather all the variables here to make an informed move.
My son (6) has been on Biphantin (ritalin type amphetamine) for 4 months now. My goal is to switch him to natural alternatives but this is not the topic today.
Recently (last month or so), he started having fits of rage and interpreting everything as an injustice. Major exacerbation of inattention ( I mean completely on a another planet). Defiance and verbally aggressive towards his mother mostly. Now, I have to mention I am recently separated and this is of great importance in the equation. I understand he could be reacting to that. But I moved in the appartment upstairs and see my kids everyday.
I have also started to alter his diet significantly in terms of sugar, coloring, MSG, etc. (the gluten battle is on pause for now )
Along with more consistent supplementation. Here's what I give him according to my understanding of ADHD nutrient deficiencies/intolerances.
DAY/Brkfst: Multis (decent quality), Omega 3 chewables
- Natural Calm
- Raw honeyT
- MCT (half tsp)
I am considering Zinc. could very well be depleted in his case (high copper?) but not sure how much to give him if any more than the multis contain.
Any thoughts on what might trigger this behavior change or is it just coincidence and emotional reaction?
Thanks for your help. We're exhausted