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Posted by karen on December 16, 2000 at 19:06:44:

In Reply to: Would like to here from anyone who has tried Secretin posted by Don on November 20, 2000 at 16:12:18:

: Our son is 5 years old, he was dx Autistic in Feb. He has been on the GFCF diet for about year. We have also recently started the Feingold diet. He’s been on a verity of Kirkman supplements for the past year. We started a Lovaas based in-home program 6 months ago. He was recently tested for Heavy Metals, awaiting results.

: He has always had very loose stools. Since starting the GFCF diet, his stools have been more normalized. We are now looking at the possibility of Secretin infusion, and would like to hear of anyone’s experience with it.

My son is five years old and autistic. He used to have a problem with chronic constipation. We tried secretin one time when he was four and it seemed to help with his constipation, but it made him extremely aggressive and angry for about a week. I can't prove this was related to the secretin infusion, but it started the night of the infusion, and we couldn't link his explosive, ongoing rage to anything else. It did not help him in any other way, and we would never try it again.
The things that have helped him are behavioral therapy, Risperdal for his aggression and biting himself, and taking him off milk. The omission of milk totally cleared up his constipation.

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