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gastric issues

Posted by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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I think my son has gastric issues and I really have not pushed the issue with his ped.  Does your child?  what symptoms did they have?    How old where they when you went to a specialist?   How has it helped your child?  I have my son on Lactouse free milk, and things are beter but there are still issues.  That really helped with gas.  My son still gets frequent diarhea.  He sometimes will have a normal stool, then a loose one, and it goes on and on in one day.  Somedays are worse than others.  BM's and gas pain have always been a major ordeal for him... to the point  it changes his whole mood, stares off in space, does ecolalia... etc.   He did have some bloodwork showing slight sensitivity to eggs, milk, and slight elevations when tested for celiac... ped did not feel it was necessary to do anything about it last year.  I just don't think its normal what my son is feeling... well maybe to some, but should not be this way.  He  is not potty trained yet.  He will be 4 in a few weeks. He was treated for acid reflux for the first 6 months of his life with meds and special formula.    He also has chronic sinus issues.  He did have his tonsils and adnoids removed last year,.   I am looking to hear other peoples experiences with this.  Thanks.

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charwoman
by Member on Jun. 14, 2010 at 8:53 AM

Hi!  Have you looked into biomed treatments?  specifically the gf/cf diet?  your son has the classic symptoms of needing both that and probably treatment for bad bacteria and yeast overgrowth in the gut.  these problems are VERY treatable and you can get simple urine and blood tests to know, for sure, that this is the problem. (site for Great Plains Lab has great info on the tests, what they measure and why they are important.) It is very common for kids on the spectrum to suffer with this and a regular ped or gastro doctor isn't usually gonna know to check for this stuff.   Your son is in pain, for god's sake!  the ped should be doing something for him!!  yikes! Celiac is all they think of. and food allergies.  Gluten sensitivity is NOT an allergy.   please go to the site for Generation Rescue or Autism Research Institute to find a DAN doctor in your area.  Gen. Res. can also set you up with a local parent who can council you as well (Rescue Angels).  You can start giving him a probiotic on your own.  totally safe!  not surprised the ped didn't already suggest this; they are conditioned to just write prescriptions for pharma drugs - natural remedies usually are off their radar!  a very mild one is called Three Lac and is available at OurKids site.  You can heal this!  I think there is a gf/cf group here on cafemom.  I gotta run for now but feel free to contact me directly!  hugs       charwoman

willsmomstacie
by Bronze Member on Jun. 14, 2010 at 5:21 PM

 Oh, mama!  I feel your pain.  My son had loose stools/gastric problems for years.  Like Charwoman said, it IS treatable.  We started by doing the GFCF diet.  Then we took out all the foods to which he had an IgG intollerance.  From doing that we got HUGE improvements in many areas.  But we realized that he had intestinal yeast and bacteria as well a low intestinal enzyme levels.  So, we treated the infections, supplemented enzymes and now we have normal, regular, solid poops!  Feel free to join us at Biomed Mammas for more info on using diet and biomedical intervention for gut healing.

 

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  Will, diagnosed at 18 months w/ASD, non-verbal, no eye contact, no play or social skills.  Now 5, VERY verbal, great eye contact, great play skills and increadibly social.  He's on the road to recovery with ABA therapy and biomedical intervention.



Spread the word - Autism is TREATABLE!!  Many stereotypical behaviors of autism are symptoms of underlying undiagnosed/misdiagnosed/unrecognized medical issues that can be addressed.  Come join us and learn more about biomedical interventions for spectrum disorders.  www.cafemom.com/group/biomedmammas

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