So something has been nagging at me all day and I wanted to ask y’all about it… has anyone heard of a doctor suggesting vitamins for ADHD??? I went to see a neurologist and they suggested a multiple vitamin and a fish oil pill. To be clear, there was no prescription. the doctor simply told us it had helped other patients and why, then told us where we could buy it. I have two main concern:
- I’ve never heard of a doctor telling a person with ADHD to take vitamins. I know they can help some people but it’s mostly been mentioned by parent support groups. I’ve looked through the forum and it’s mostly been doesn’t-really-work. I also haven’t found anything similar to my experience.
- A slightly ( very ) paranoid but possibly legitimately concern is that the doctor may have an economic reason for leaning this way. The whole office was very nice and helpful so I’m not trying to say they’re purely after money. But I find it a tad suspicious they had a picture of the bottles on display in the examination room, plus the fact that all the info for specific types were on file.
Another thing is that they mentioned thyroid issues being a potential cause for my behavior…but we told them I’d been diagnosed before multiple times and the visit was mostly paperwork for accommodations/seeing if meds would be a good fit
I feel so confused but I really want to make an informed decision!!! Does anyone know good resources for this kinda topic?
I’m not familiar with the process or the profession so honestly this could just be me freaking out, but any input would be greatly appreciated!! If you’ve been through something like this, take vitamins for your ADHD, or have visited a neurologist, please chime in. Thanks