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Name: Johanna
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I've been told to read up on Retalin, and make my mind up wether to put Sean my 7 year old, who has just been diagnosed with ADHD, but I don't like the sound of the side effects. He is already a very anxious child and also has Tourettes Tic Syndrome, which can be worsened as a side affect, looking on the web, Listol seems like a good alternative ? does anybody out there know ?
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Name: Michael | Date: Jan 25th, 2006 4:36 PM
I just started taking Listol for myself (I'm on day two). If I see a favorable result, I will try it for my son as well. My son is 8 years old and currently takes medicine for ADHD. Althougth the medicine is woking for him, he has a difficult time falling asleep at night. Just recently a new problem has cropped up, he's going through a growth spurt. That means his doctor will probably want to increase his medication (again). Oh great, lets make his ability to fall asleep even harder. If Listol works for me, I will talk to my son's doctor about using Listol in conjuction with his current medicine. My short term goal is to use Listol in conjuction with his current ADHD medcine (so I won't have to have his medication increased anymore). My long term goal is to have him using ONLY Listol after the school year ends. 

Name: Natasha | Date: Feb 11th, 2006 11:04 PM
I would like to try Listol for my 8 year old INSTEAD of Retalin, as there have been many shows lately on the fact that this is an addictive drug and it is causing many children out there to have heart problems, in some situations, death. I would like to see all parents get away from these type of drugs, as they are dangerous for our children. We dedided to try the homeopathic alternative medicines, as they are all natural with no side effects. Will keep you posted with our results. 

Name: rich foreman | Date: Feb 21st, 2006 2:04 AM
ritalin is unsafe we tried it and had alot of side effects we'veused adderall.lots better no drugging effects at 15mg for a 15 yr old and works well quite expensive but stay away from ritalin its no good all in all im looking for an alternative for adderall myself to try to remove him from meds period now that hes older. feel free to email me at foreman1172@earthlink.net 

Name: emt71 | Date: Feb 21st, 2006 2:49 AM
adderall was the med that killed the boy in canada. he was 12 you must of heard it on the news a while back ago. But that wasn't the only problem the boy had he was on other med. Also people that were on meds for adhd that had died had prior hart problems before and that is why the fda has not taking these drugs of the shelf they just put a black box warning just like they do for cough meds. So don't be alarmed. I called my doctor to found out information and she sent me a letter on adhd meds. So just like any other meds take caution! I'm getting my son ekg just to be on the safe side he is 7 my doctor offered so of coarse I said yea your never to safe. 

Name: Debi | Date: Feb 22nd, 2006 1:00 AM
could you tell me what Listol is? Thanks 

Name: kirsty | Date: Feb 24th, 2006 3:48 PM
i av got ADHD and AUTISM and i think the best medication is stattera it is the best thing for an adhd child i have been on it 2 year now but av ad ADHD since i was 4 and now im 15 x 


Name: rebecca | Date: Jun 21st, 2006 9:56 AM
Hi Johanna - I am in the same boat as you and have to make up my mind about Ritalin - has anyone replied to your questions - if yes please can you mail me
rebeccaburger@woolworths.co.za 

Name: emil1991 | Date: Jul 4th, 2006 3:25 PM
I have used Listol for my son who is a junior in highschool now and I noticed it has worked for him and for my 11 year old daughter. Listol works but I also had to cut down on sugar in their diet. They also take a multivitamin daily that is an enzyme therapy formula. The only thing I don't like is paying for it . It is expensive. My son was on ritalin for eight years and it gave him such bad stomach aches bad enough to where he would be on the floor holding his stomach from the pain. It also made him a zombie. I took him off medication completely. He is a lot better.
Hope this helps... 

Name: Johanna | Date: Jul 19th, 2006 11:58 AM
to all who have replied to me below, I decided to go ahead and order the listol, so I am now waiting for it in the post, will let you know how my son gets on after he has had a month or so taking it. 

Name: Rosalynn | Date: Jun 21st, 2007 8:59 AM
My son 9 year old was diagnosed with ADHD since he was 7 years old. I refused to give him meds at first but had the hardest time in school. He is now taking Concerta but dr said would like my son to be weened off because of the increasing ticks and switch to Strattera. Dr said because Strattera takes a while to take effect we give both Strattera to gradually increase dose while using Concerta to help with his behavior. We are trying to get him to take Strattera 27 mg but my son can't seem to function with that dosage. Dr said Strattera 20 mg is not really enough for his weight which is probably why his hyperactivity increases if we give him only Strattera 20 mg without Concerta. Not sure what to do. He is having a hard time increasing to Strattera 27 mg because it makes him sleepy but would like to get him off Concerta because dr says this increases the ticks. 

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Name: Amoye' | Date: Jul 26th, 2007 12:38 AM
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Name: Marty | Date: Sep 7th, 2007 4:49 PM
Johanna,
I am wondering the same thing about Listol! We put my son on adderall and it was worse than the ADHD! Lost weight, couldn't sleep.......have you heard anything about Listol? 

Name: ayesha | Date: Feb 22nd, 2008 1:19 PM
hi just found out my daughter has adhd
how does listol work
she is very figity and hyperactive 

Name: emma | Date: Mar 17th, 2008 12:37 PM
has any one tired listol yes why 

Name: shanade | Date: Mar 17th, 2008 12:38 PM
i cant go on listol in school 

Name: jackie | Date: Aug 9th, 2008 6:03 AM
i have just read some signs of adhd and i am 99% sure that my son has it. I think that i have known for a while but have just been too afraid too admit it.i dont know what to do. i am very firm though on the fact that i will not give him retalin if its prescribed to him. i really want to do it naturally, he is 13 on monday.can anyone out there relate? 

Name: Concerned Parent | Date: Sep 4th, 2008 12:13 PM
Hello..I am a parent of a child diagnosed as ADHD. We tried all the drugs...adderall, stratera, retalin, etc...This message is for any parent with children on these drugs and parents considering these drugs. STAY AWAY!!! I heard all the warnings about suicide but I wasn't convinced it was the drug that caused this, I am now. My son tried to hang himself with his belt, but the belt broke, he fell unconcious into the bath tub. God only knows why he is still with us today. He spent the next 7 days in a hospital and psyc ward. He has no idea why he attempted suicide, he can't explain it. He said he can only remember waking up from his sleep and feeling furious, he couldn't make it stop so he tried to hand himself. The doctors suggested to continue the medication, I refused. It's been 2 1/2 years since this happened and I'm happy to say my son is doing fine today, healthier and happier than ever. Sure, school work can be a challenge sometimes but I can deal with that. What I can not deal with is the death of a child and I'm grateful to God that I wasn't put through that. 

Name: Angie | Date: Sep 5th, 2008 3:30 PM
My son is 7 and has ADHD(? I think), along with sensory intergration discorder. He has tried Focalin which caused hallusinations, and Straterra which caused suicidal thoughts (yes! at the time he was 6 and told us he wanted to die and he was going to shoot himself) as soon as we stoped the Straterra, the suicidal thoughts stoped! Now he is on Ritalin, I tell ya I would rather him take all natural products if I can find one that works. I have started to change his diet and I will be adding a natural vitiamin when I find the right one. I am a pediatric Nurse and I feel that I am caught sometimes in having to what the Dr's say instead of what I think is really best for the children. (when it comes to ADD/ADHD). I am against all of the prescribed drugs for this diagnosis. I feel that some children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD don't really have it all, but maybe something else ( like my son). I would avoid prescribed drugs for this if possible. 

Name: leigh | Date: Sep 10th, 2008 6:42 PM
Wanted to dsay our seven year old little girl has been on Focalin XR 10 mg in the AM and 5mg in the pm around 1;00pm and has been on it for two years NO SIDE EFFECTS ! seems to do real well for her also my Grandson is also on the same No side Effects :_) and way Less side effects then any Drugs out there most drs no about this med and say its a good med look it up and my Prayers are with you ! our little Girl has ADHD Plus B/P so its hard and shes home Schooled :) Blessings to you and yours Leigh 

Name: Leigh | Date: Sep 10th, 2008 6:53 PM
this is for Michael about the falling Asleep thing try Melatonin 1mg its all natural and you can get it at walmart ! Cheep like 4.00 or 5.00 dollars Get the one in the Purple Bottle its three Mg but you just take a fourth of it will help you sleep and its all Natural Not a Drug it has vitamin B6 also our 7 year old takes it as there was a time she stayed up all night now she sleeps all night and i give it to her around 7;00pm and shes asleep in 30 Min's:) you can also take this its wonderful our little Girl is seven and has ADHD/B/P its tuff at times an I'm always willing to try new and all Natural things also still trying to get her off the low dose of meds , I also heard about all Natural lithium for B/P look it up i hear its better then the prescription:)Blessings 

Name: Brad Chase | Date: Sep 24th, 2008 5:25 PM
Hi, I am the owner of progressivehealth.com (the makers of listol).

Listol helps replace natural nutritional deficiencies that lead to ADHD. One such example:

Vitamin B6. Pyridoxine is essential for proper function of the nervous system, so it comes as no surprise that this vitamin can reduce central nervous system excitability in children. Researchers conducted a clinical study where 52 hyperexcitable children were given a regimen of vitamin B6 and magnesium for 3-24 weeks. The results showed that in all patients, symptoms of hyperexcitability (physical aggressivity, instability, scholar attention, hypertony, spasm, myoclony) were reduced after 1 to 6 months treatment (1)

B6 is just one of many targeted ingredients in our product. You can learn more here: http://www.progressivehealth
.com/catalog/listol.htm

I
hope this helps! Feel free to contact us via live chat or by email with any additional questions. 

Name: Teresa | Date: Oct 8th, 2008 3:36 PM
Johanna, I just ordered Listol. I see a lot of comments about ADHD meds but no response to Listol. Has it worked for you? 

Name: margaret | Date: Oct 11th, 2008 11:35 PM
does listol work??? 

Name: Shamilia | Date: Oct 26th, 2008 1:00 AM
Hi my son is 12yrs old he is in the 7th grade. It has been a struggle from the time he was diagnosed with ADHD. We have tried diffrent Meds and they all have had a good effect and then the bad. He ran out of his meds and i was tired of going through the going back to the doctor getting him more drugs. I felt bad like I depended on them as well due to his behavior being so out of controll with out them, But i made a choice not to give him Concerta any more. He was taken 35mg and 18mg.
I started giving him a centrum multivitimins and ginko. and it helped becasue he was still under the impression that he was taken meds.. I said what am I going to do I dont want him to take meds anymore. So I keep giving him the herbal supplements. I just ordered Listol I pray that this works out for us. I DO NOT want my son addicted to these Controlled drugs they have out here today. Plus he said that he doesn't want them anymore. So its mind over matter with a little prayer add a little Listol and we will be okay. I have faith that it will work....

Be blessed and Thanks for reading my comment 

Name: College Kid | Date: Nov 24th, 2008 5:03 AM
To answer your questions about Listol, I could tell you personally that yes it does work. I am 18 and diagnosed with ADHD (mainly inattentive) and my mother refused to put me on any hardcore medicine before going away to college so she researched and ordered the all natural Listol. At first I didn't notice a difference and was really skeptical. But then after a while, I'm not sure if it was all in my head, but I noticed that my impulses to behaving all hyperactive-like diminished. I can focus on multi-person conversations now and somehow find it in me to sit down and do homework, or take notes in class. Also my mood swings have greatly evened out. Hope this helps! 

Name: Gerry | Date: Apr 1st, 2009 4:01 PM
Can you buy Listol at the store or pharmacy? 

Name: Leanne | Date: Apr 5th, 2009 6:33 AM
I got it for my 13 yr old daughter who has never been able to focus on school work, stay on task and has always been very anxious. Since starting her on Attengo program and listrol she is a differnet child. Just today she wrote a 2000 word essay 6 mths ago she would have been lucky to right a paragraph. She is now calmer, focused and interested in school. It has been a god send 

Name: chezilla | Date: Apr 6th, 2009 1:32 PM
I have seen the listol on some sites for $50 a bottle. With the ingredients listed as magnesium, B6, Iron and GABA powder. I am pretty sure you get these ingredients at a health food store for probaly a fifth to a tenth of the cost. Plus ist doen't include Omegas, which have to shown to help and are benefical to nerve and brain developement. 

Name: chezilla | Date: Apr 6th, 2009 1:34 PM
That $50 was for a 1 month supply. Seems like a scam or at least taking advantage of the situation and parents desperation to try a more natural treatment to ADHD. 

Name: Delisa | Date: Jul 13th, 2009 3:02 AM
What made a HUGE difference for my 5 yr old ADHD son was to put him on the Feingold Program (www.feingold.org), which eliminates from their diet things like artificial colors & flavors & a few petroleum based preservatives. And we don't have to use any drugs w/ him. I can now take my son to the doctor w/ me, and he's not bouncing off the wall & into everything--unheard of before we started the Feingold program.

We are fine-tuning w/ him and trying some supplementation including Listol because I've heard that ADHD kids are deficient in a number of vitamins & minerals, but it was the Feingold program that made the HUGE difference. BTW, here's the supplements that a therapist who works w/ ADHD kids has found to work well w/ most ADHD kids:

Fish oil
Vit B Complex (esp Vit B6)
Calcium & Magnesium (equal or greater amounts of Magnesium)
Zinc
Selenium
Antioxidants A, C & E
chlorella

There is often a buildup of toxic metals w/ ADHD kids because their bodies are deficient in what is required to detoxify heavy metals. The chlorella, selenium & antioxidants help get rid of heavy metals.

And when your ADHD child is bouncing off the walls, try giving him/her an epson salt bath. For most kids, this works amazingly in calming them down.

hth 

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