When it comes to ADD, caffeine doesn't react the same on the brain as it does with those without. It actually has a calming effect. When you bring the child's body up to the same level as the racing brain, the child then becomes "normal". Like I said though earlier, everything before Ritalin, etc. was based on caffeine. If you ever have even a ice cap. from Timmies, let him try some if he's acting up and see what happens, or even try a bean once. If it doesn't work, he probably doesn't have ADD. That's according to his doctor. Let me know if it works.
We found Deflazacort to be fine. We did have some anger issues (which we had prior to steroids as well). I "fixed" those with Barleans FIsh Oil Supplement and possibly the green tea extract (that seems to have helped, not sure how, but maybe the caffeine). Also, Kelvin was very hairy before steroids, so, well, he has a lot more hair, especially on his back, but the few things he has had, would not keep us from using the steroids. I think he is doing great, test results show it, he almost doubled his speeds, he runs super fast (that scares me as I'm always worried). We give lots of liquid calcium, magnesium and vitamin D to help his bones. He hasn't had stunted growth yet due to steroids, but he has only been on them for a year and a few months and certainly was short prior to steroids (he is only like 5% to 10% or so). I'm yelling at the kids right now telling them to stop running. Kelvin can now run so fast, I can't catch him in the yard. Of course, I'm not exactly fast, but I do try to get him. Michelle