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Following from Arizona! Exactly like my son, also age 8.

Ella C – Did you try coffee/caffeine at all when you were younger? If so, what was the outcome? During this journey with my son I’ve come to recognize that I too have inattentive ADHD. However, I also have generalized anxiety disorder (which undoubtedly is exacerbated by ADHD) so my doctor and I agree that a stimulant might do more damage than good. I recently quit drinking coffee and I hindsight I realized that removing caffeine had a significantly negative impact on my ability to focus. I have since resumed drinking coffee and notice that it might be just the right amount of stimulant for me. I’m hesitant to try it on my son though… I was just curious if you had any experience with it.

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