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Old 02-28-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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Biomedical Treatment

Hi,

My son was recently diagnosed with Aspergers. I'm reading a lot about biomedical treatment and I'm very excited about it. My big concern is that it seems to be available only to people who can afford it. It is very expensive and health insurances won't cover any of the lab tests and supplements. Any idea what I could do? I feel like I had hit a wall.


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Old 03-02-2010, 12:17 AM   #2
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Re: Biomedical Treatment

I am right there with ya my daughter was diagnosed in Dec and We keep hearing about DAN dr and biomedical treatment and the 1st visit is $300 and $175 an hour after that all I can say is try doing fundraisors like bake sales and you could ask you local motercyle "gang" lol or shop to do a bike run ora craft sale ect ect..good luck

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Old 03-03-2010, 01:39 PM   #3
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Re: Biomedical Treatment

Thank you for your advice. It's a good idea, but we have a lot of baking to do! I'm also trying to get educated in the matter and see if I can do it on my own. I mean, doing the CFGF diet, using the probiotics, vitamins, and detox... I have no choice.

 
Old 03-03-2010, 08:39 PM   #4
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I am doin it on my own for now and we use "culterelle" probiotics, and a multivitamen with no pres or dyes. you ped can prescribe alot of the same things the dan DR can just have to know what to ask for ..like flagyl for yeast and b12ect ect.. the jenny mcarthey websites list ALL common biomedical supplements used you should check it out..and as for the bake sale when you do it and put up signs and inform people what you are doing the bake sale for ou would be suprised at how many people just give donations. I really can relate and I feel where your coming from god bless you and you efforts!

 
Old 03-04-2010, 08:40 PM   #5
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I would consider asking your doctor about fish oil supplements (omega 3 supplements) for your child. They are not that expensive and may be very beneficial. They come in all forms too - for kids in easy to chew gummy bear type things. Ask your dr. to reccommend a brand.

 
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I knew a woman who started a foundation under her son's name who has autism.
So now every yr they have a carnival for autistic children and families. They sell autism awareness tee shirts , and everything . Just a thought on how you may raise money for treatment for your son.

On a different note: IMHO , their have been sooo many trials and studies on autism , and treatment methods. Some have been better then others, I believe early intervention is the best treatment offered . All these vitamins , and such, you have to have a Neurologist/child one or a child specialist helping you make certain that you are doing more good then harm for your son.
Even a book can't tell you what is the best treatment alternative method . Please be careful. A lot of books have been written how their child is cured from these methods , however, they are books , and not scientific facts or written by DR's treating autism. Don't get caught up in "cures" and treatment methods that may NOT be benificial and possibly do more harm then good for your child.

 
Old 03-05-2010, 11:19 AM   #7
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You are absolutely right! I need to make a list of things I want to ask the Ped next visit. I'm also reading: "Healing our Autistic Children" by Dr. Julie A. Buckley, excellent book. It tells you step by step how to start restoring you child's health. Also, be careful with the Omega 3 products out there.

Nicleyton

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Old 03-05-2010, 12:58 PM   #8
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Hi, I have used biomedical treatment for my son for 2 months and the change is incredible!! He was diagnosed with autism and now, if he were to be re tested, there is no way he would have that diagnosis. Probiotics cured my son... bottom line. It's worth the money. He is social, talks about his own feelings, the past and present, doesn't have echolalia anymore. It's a supreme miracle. DO IT!!

Susan

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Hi Susan ,
Have you had your son re evaluated ? By a professional who knows all about autism and can tell you if he still meets the criteria? Or are you just stating your own feelings as a parent in regards to the Probiotic treatment method ?
Just curious

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Old 03-06-2010, 02:23 PM   #10
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You should have your child tested for any genetic problems by one of the docs that specialize in strokes, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Auditory issues, etc. If you can't do that then Jenny McCarthy has a lot of good advice. her son's doc is very similar to the doc my grandson goes to.

My grandson's doctor tested him for EVerything...He is an Otolaryngologyist and specializes in neurological, neurosurgical and allergy related areas.

His main area now is nervous system dysfunction and vestibular balance.
this would include any of the spectrum symptoms, like having normal hearing but not processing what you hear, balance issues due to inner ear problems, vitamin, mineral deficiencies which cause the nervous system to become overly or under sensitive. My grandson cannot store B vitamins inthe liver. So he must have a big dose of those each day. Without genetic testing we wouldn't have known.

Last visit the Dr. came out to the waiting area and talked to my gs upfront and told him that instead of taking all those supplements he hates they are eliminating those and going to a B vitamin lotion and a multivitamin tang flavored drink. Because he recently had strep he has to take anti virals for two weeks. He also told him to ride his bike because it is good for balance.

Yes, find a doctor like this. It has been amazing. My gs is 7 and in the first grade and reading, writing, doing math, singing in choir, swimming and doing gymnastics. Everything is on target. I am so pleased.

Autism or asperger's is a set of nervous system/brain symptoms together caused by chemical processes in brain or a lack of vital vitamins and minerals and neurotransmitters that help the brain get feedback from the nervous system. Without this feedback the brain doesn't know what in heck to do.

Correct the symptoms and you might correct the nervous system problem...

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Old 03-07-2010, 02:48 AM   #11
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Re: Biomedical Treatment

There's one other avenue I don't think you may have taken into consideration. These days, pharmaceutical companies have deals with companies like RX America, I know is one, where if you qualify based on income, which you probably do, they'll send you a three month supply of whatever medication your prescribed for $10. This isn't a joke from some whacko on the internet. My girlfriend didn't have insurance at the time, and she had mail-order companies, I'd say about three, that were mailing her her meds once every three months. It's a pain in the butt, but you will get your meds, and you only have to deal with it once every three months. You can thank Montel Williams; he's the one that started the ball rolling with the pharmaceutical companies. Good Luck!

 
Old 03-07-2010, 09:05 AM   #12
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Re: Biomedical Treatment

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Hi Susan ,
Have you had your son re evaluated ? By a professional who knows all about autism and can tell you if he still meets the criteria? Or are you just stating your own feelings as a parent in regards to the Probiotic treatment method ?
Just curious
Hello, my son is on the wait list for re-evaluation, should be in about 8 or nine months from now. However, I really don't need it to know for myself. I have a very neuro-typical child and am well educated on the topic. He simply no longer has any signs or symptoms of autism. He is still shy but that, he gets from us, his parents.

I never expected to see such a drastic change so quickly. His naturopath was also shocked. She said he had Clostridia, a gut problem that pinches the Vagus nerve, which impairs the brain from functioning properly. The result is autistic traits, or simply, autism. We repaired his gut, unpinched the Vagus nerve and bam, he communicates perfectly etc... We did the proper medical tests to back all this, with urine analysis, hair testing and food allergy tests.

I highly recommend probiotics to anyone who has a child with autism. I used a kit, by a company called Natren. It's called Healthy Start Probiotic Kit.

Best of health to you all!

 
Old 03-08-2010, 10:41 AM   #13
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I'm in utter amazement! I don't know if this applies to me or not, but I am going to find out, that is for sure! I've never heard of this before, but I can only imagine that number of people that have the same problem that have misdiagnosed. All I can say is wow! I'm copy and pasting this, and sending it to the president of the autism community in Eugene, Oregon (I'm out of town now). Thank you for sharing this. I'm lucky I read this today.

 
Old 03-09-2010, 03:37 AM   #14
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I hope your message was in reply to my letter of hope! I actually have a friend in Oregon with a child who has autism. He has a feeding tube and colostomy (sp) bag so probiotics didn't work for him, since he has no digestive track anymore.

JUST last night, my son told me "I missed you at school today mommy" then said "thank you for taking me and Jake (his 2 yr old brother) to the park and playing with the speakers" The speakers are part of a pirate ship game and his favorite part of the park. He has only ever said thank you when I give him juice or something, never for a past tense action. He improves DAILY!! I love his probiotics, and him even more, of course.

 
Old 03-13-2010, 02:57 PM   #15
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Depending on where you live, you may be able to apply for grants. Try searching your state name and autism grants to see what comes up. I just received $500 in grants for each of my sons to be evaluated by a DAN doctor.

 
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