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Posted by anon on August 09, 2000 at 17:30:57:

In Reply to: 2 questions I would love to hear comments posted by sarah on August 09, 2000 at 08:09:03:

: Hi

: I have two questions that I would love to get comments on. Does anyone find that their autistic child goes for several days being "almost normal" and then deteriorate and become more "autistic" again for a few days and then go back to being "almost normal" again? I find this with my 7 year old and can't figure out why. There appears to be no changes in diet, sleep or activities it's a puzzle. My son seems to have the opposite problem of many autistic kids with bowel problems he has a very slow motabolism and won't go to the toilet for several days and when he does it's big. He eats lot of fruit and veg, it doesn't seem to bother him but it is different from his brothers.Does anyone have any ideas on this? Thanks Sarah

The answer is probably in your childs bowel habits, as you say can go for several days and
then have a large motion-this indicates a problem. Children with a leaky gut can have diarrhoea
and OR constipation - appears to be the latter with your child.
I'd arrange arrange an x ray -check-for bowel blockage and have his/her blood checked for both
allergies and intolerances - the latter being delayed responses to allergies- for want of better
words.
Keep a diary noting everything your child eats/drinks and also bowel habits, you'll soon see a pattern
hope this helps.


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