| | Is Autisum A Symptom of Gulf War Syndrome
My husband and I have gone wondered for years if he has Gulf War Syndrome, but of course when he does all the tests they say that there isn't anything really wrong with him, he is just getting "older." It has been several years since we last went round with this Syndrome, and things have gone on, and he is still in good healt, so we let it go.
Now we have a new problem. Our oldest daughter is a Gulf War Baby. She was one of the last war babies born at FT, Bragg, CA. Well, to make a long storie somewhat short, we started noticing things from birth that made us think she was a bit differant from the rest of the kids. When she was younger we just thought she was "sensitive," but this past year things started getting really out of hand. We went to doctor after doctor trying to find some reason for her behavior. We finally got the answer we were looking for. She has what is called Asperger Syndrome, it is a form of Autism.
Today, my husband went to the VA to find some results of some tests they had done. We started talking about our daughter having Autism, and she told us it was quite common for Gulf War Kids to be autistic. In everything I have ever read about it, I don't remember ever seeing anything on it, but it has been a while since I was really up on the Gulf War Syndrome, and I wasn't that interested in the kids at that time because I thought we had two perfectly normal kids, and it never crossed my mind until now to see if maybe that is where the Autism came from.