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I just stumbled on this website. Why all the chatter about medicating your kid on every page? WOW! Truly, no judgement because his parenting stuff is so hard and I’m always learning! Maybe I’m missing out and should medicate. I’ve just never even thought about that route. I had assumed there are too many side effects. We went the natural route 5 years ago when my son was diagnosed with dyslexia and severely depressed and anxious. I’ll share in case it helps someone. We saw a NATUROPATH. She ran a quick neurotransmitter (urine) test and got him on all natural KAVINASE to boost his GABA. She’s taken a lot of kids off meds with Kavinase! He takes it morning and night. He also tested positive for an MTHFR mutation. It’s super common. Your body doesn’t absorb B vitamins unless you take methyl Bs. He also takes melatonin before bed and uses a calming sound-machine type app and essential oil diffuser. Magnesium epsom salt baths help him too. “TEEN LINK” supplement is a good one a lot of kids love that contains 5 HTP and amino acids (brain balancers). . Oh and probiotics. The gutt is literally the 2nd brain!!!!. The Kavinase is our most effective must-have for him. You can Google any of these and order them online. But, worth seeing a naturopath to run a neurotransmitter test as quick “detective” work on whats going on with the brain. Or from afar, look up Kristen Blake Wellness here in Portland. She can order labs and review them. My 14 yr old son has dyslexia , dysgraphia, Irlen’s Syndrome (a light sensitivity that 1/2 of kids with LD have), and I suspect inattentive ADHD. I also have the same issues. I take Amino Energy (amazon), fish oil, probiotics, methyl B, liquid D, epsom baths, low gluten, hot yoga (sweat detox), HIIT training (because it boosts serotonin). I know L-Glutamine is another doctor fav. Good luck Penny. Your story is relatable.