Has anyone tried multivitamins, especially magnesium and zinc, to help with SPD, ADHD, Autism, etc.?
Has anyone tried more non-medicinal help and had even the smallest of benefits? My son, SPD, ADHD, and ASD has been on stimulants for 7 years. We added in multivitamins, heavy on the magnesium and zinc, a year ago.
First it was every night, then every other night, then out of laziness, I forgot for 2.5 weeks, and BOY were those last two weeks HORRIBLE! Everything bothered him, he was overstimulated (God forbid someone made a loud noise, whistled, or touched him), couldn't focus, couldn't keep his hands to himself, everything frustrated him, he got 3 in-school suspensions in 9 days, it was almost scary that our guy kind of disappeared.
It wasn't until talking it over with everyone I could think of and we couldn't come up with a solution that I remembered that I forgot to give him his multivitamin. I started back up on Thursday night. Friday seemed a tiny bit better, ever so tiny, and the next 6 days we just kept seeing more and more improvement.
Here we are a week later and WOW, what an improvement. He's calmer, talking respectfully, no overstimulating noises or touching, no calls from school, just back to my happy, funny son. I don't think I will ever forget to give him those vitamins again... so, I wonder if anyone has had luck with vitamins, specific ones to your child that worked, and what was your experience.
Thank you, and Good luck!