Posted by DSCH on November 21, 2003, at 20:15:58
In reply to which adhd ? » DSCH, posted by francesco on November 21, 2003, at 16:54:32
I didn't properly cap the last post off.
Since Anafranil and tryptophan help your "concentration" I think that's a sign of cingulate trouble (overfocus into dreamland?).
The oppositional-type stuff, the physical "oddities" (pains), and their becoming worse on tryptophan (and anafranil too?) point towards the temporal lobes.
Therefore, I think RoF-ADD makes the most sense now. In your case I think (sans meds) the cingulate problems dominate somewhat. On most meds you help the cingulate but then the temporal lobes get worse.
If you take stuff like gingko, GABA (or picamilon), niacinamide, omega-3, and magnesium, you might be able to start tolerating some tryptophan or St. John's Wort.
Amen, in his book "Healing ADD", tells of a juvenile patient with RoF-ADD who benefited greatly from a combination of GABA, omega-3, and SJW.