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Board: Dental Health 04-19-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By rids
Re: teeth grinding question

Since you are already grinding, you may need more than the dose on the bottle.
The dose is usually 3 a day with those. I personally take 6.
Board: Dental Health 04-17-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By rids
Re: teeth grinding question

A good cal/mag/zinc supplement should help.
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-17-2006, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By rids
Re: problem with apples?

Bananas can be problematic due to the amines in them. They cause brain fog for some.
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 04-06-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Posted By rids
Re: ADHD & Aspergers

a qualified general pediatrician who has specialized knowledge and experience in assessing and managing children with developmental disabilities, such as global or specific developmental delays,...
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 04-06-2006, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Posted By rids
Re: ADHD & Aspergers

Even in an NT kid, stimulant medication can cause anxiety. 5-HTP can be helpful for anxiety.

If you are not happy with the Psych, a developmental pediatrician may be a better diagnostician. Ruling...
Board: Autism Spectrum 04-03-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,302
Posted By rids
Re: Hypotonia and inability to break down proteins

Hypotonia can also be caused by neurological disorders, metabolic disorders, mitochondrial disorders, and carnitine deficiency- among others :)
A good neurologist may help.
Board: Autism Spectrum 03-31-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By rids
Re: Today was tough -- diet infraction

Do you have any pepcid AC? It can sometimes help with an infraction. Alka-seltzer Gold (usually behind the pharmacy counter) can also help offset an infraction.
Board: Autism Spectrum 03-30-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By rids
Re: Questions about test results.......

But he has been eating wheat- right? He had not been eating casein, so there isn't going to be any peptides or reaction. I should of used better terms- urine in front, feces in back. Or, he had one...
Board: Autism Spectrum 03-29-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By rids
Re: Questions about test results.......

The tests were negative because you cannot react to something you have not been eating. He was not eating

The groin/leg rash and itchy rear are most likely due to excrements that contained casein...
Board: Autism Spectrum 03-29-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By rids
Re: Rashes

His nervous system is already on overdrive, and a bad day exascerbates it- bringing the nerves i.e. "itch" to the surface. The scratching probably calms him down.

Vitamin A supplements (cod liver...
Board: Autism Spectrum 03-29-2006, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By rids
Re: a confused parent

My son is 14 and is "in remission". I say that instead of "recovered" because every now and then something social comes up that has to be taught to him- as he does not have the "natural intuition" to...
Board: Autism Spectrum 03-29-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By rids
Re: Sensory Integration Activities

Sensory issues tend to be greatly reduced when milk protein is eliminated from the diet.

Making hard physical contact with something can be helpful.
Punching a pillow/punching bag, wrestling,...
Board: Autism Spectrum 03-29-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By rids
Re: Toe walking?

I posted in another thread about this- but it is usually low magnesium that causes this.
A good cal/mag/zinc supplement should help.

An abundance of yeast has a tendency to constipate.
Board: Autism Spectrum 03-29-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,864
Posted By rids
Re: Potty Training #2 seems IMPOSSIBLE!

Frequently ASD kids are low in zinc- zinc helps with the "feeling" of needing "to go".

Removing milk protein (casein) usually helps with sensory issues.
Board: Autism Spectrum 03-29-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,631
Posted By rids
Re: Any late walkers out there?

Toe walking, especially for an ASD kid frequently means constipation ( yes, they can go every day and still be constipated.) A good cal/mag/ zinc supplement can help.

Your son may not have the...
Board: Bipolar Disorder 03-29-2006, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,612
Posted By rids
Re: Mom to 5 yr old w/ bipolar/mood disorder

anxiety disorder/borderline OCD are are traits of a person with HFA or Aspergers- is he rigid in his thinking? How about language- advanced or behind? Social skills?
Board: Bipolar Disorder 03-17-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,612
Posted By rids
Re: Mom to 5 yr old w/ bipolar/mood disorder

Depakote is a seizure med. It depletes carnitine, which should be prescribed along with the Depakote.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 03-17-2006, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,757
Posted By rids
Re: Diet for GERD

GERD can be caused by undiagnosed celiac disease- my husband's was....
which means no gluten
Board: Chronic Fatigue 03-17-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,392
Posted By rids
Re: Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, POTS

Food allergies, celiac, metabolic or mitochondrial issues can cause these symptoms. A good neurologist or metabolic or endocrinologist may offer some advice.
Board: Children's Health 03-17-2006, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,229
Posted By rids
Re: 5 year old is tired a lot, stomach aches...

I would find a pediatric endocrinologist or metabolic doctor for consult. If there is not one near, a pediatric neuro will suffice. Symptoms can be indicative of carnitine deficency or mitochondrial...
Board: Children's Health 03-17-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,737
Posted By rids
Re: Why does he get croup so much?

I would remove milk protein ( casein ) immediately. That was the only thing that worked for mine. It really sounds like a food allergy or intolerance.
Board: Children's Health 03-17-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By rids
Re: Grandaughter with chronic diarehea {sp}

I would have her tested for milk & gluten allergies.
Board: Children's Health 10-27-2005, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,892
Posted By rids
Re: So what are kids suppose to drink?

My 4 are all dairy-free. Water, Propel, Clear gatorade, unsweet tea w/ lemon every once in awhile. Milk is a food, as another poster stated- and not a good one at that. It also fills them up-thereby...
Board: Children's Health 10-27-2005, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,295
Posted By rids
Re: 3 year old holding in bowel movements

a Good cal/mag/zinc supplement can help. Zinc helps with "feeling" the need to go- and the magnesium loosens them up.
Board: Children's Health 10-27-2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,091
Posted By rids
Re: My 13 son with serious headaches and scarying me

Magnesium works wonders on my migraines, but I am with you on the need to see a neuro.
Board: Alternative Medicine 10-27-2005, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,958
Posted By rids
Re: 5-htp??

You may simply be taking too much 5-HTP, especially if you are sensitive to similar things. Maybe try taking just one 50mg tab before bed
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-27-2005, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,756
Posted By rids
Re: anyone try inositol or opc synergy for adhd

Hi- I only know about inositol. It is prescribed for anxiety.
We have found that 5-HTP or GABA both work better for anxiety.
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-11-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,096
Posted By rids
Re: Concerta vs. Adderall

Adderall dosage is somewhat loosely based on weight as well as chemical need for most. My 13 yr old weighs 117lbs @ 5'6"- he takes 20 mg a.m., 10 mg @3:30 if needed. That is a low dose for a kid his...
Board: Alternative Medicine 10-11-2005, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By rids
Re: High Fructose Corn Syrup?

It makes my kids hyper- it is a "dirty" syrup, and extremely hard to digest. We avoid it
completely
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-11-2005, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By rids
Re: Pathology/Hyperfocus - long post

How about volunteering at your local elementary school? They always need help in the media center, or reading to the kids, tutoring, etc. Your hyperfocus could be of enormous benefit to a needy kid...
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-11-2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,096
Posted By rids
Re: Concerta vs. Adderall

10-mg is an awfully low dose for an 11 yr old. How about his diet? Feingold has been proven to work for many
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-11-2005, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By rids
Re: Desperately Need Help

Diet, especially free of dairy ( milk protein ), dyes,, artificials and preservatives has been proven to reduce hyperactivity in many kids. Al;so, EFAs, magnesium adn B supplements may help.
Board: Learning Disorders 10-11-2005, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,125
Posted By rids
Re: How/Where to get help???

There is a state advocacy office in every state. Language ( not speech ) disorders frequently involve reading comprehension.

Parent to Parent of Michigan can lead you in the right direction.
Board: Children's Health 10-11-2005, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By rids
Re: 3 year old with white bowel movements.

White bowel movements can be a sign of yeast passing, or a lack of bile being produced.
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-10-2005, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By rids
Re: Newstepmom with ADD 16yo boy

Can you supply more info? Meds?
Mine hums when his adderall dose is too low/wearing off
The rest sounds like something besides ADHD- more like ODD, or just plain old
defiance, looking for...
Board: ADD / ADHD 10-10-2005, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,918
Posted By rids
Re: Will tyrosine give you the same feeling/effect as Adderall?

Do some research on 5-HTP. GABA, EFA's and ADD.
Board: Autism Spectrum 10-01-2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By rids
Re: flu season

Depends on who you speak to concerning what it does. To each his own.

There is zero possibility I am putting embryonic chickens, formaldehyde, sucrose, octoxinol-9, unspecified chemical means...
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-30-2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By rids
Re: GFCF Diet

There are other issues, like phenol intolerance, yeast & or bacterial overgrowth, intolerance to corn & corn syrup, dyes, artificials etc. that you may notice after going GFCF.
It is great your...
Board: ADD / ADHD 09-29-2005, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By rids
Re: My Son

Aggression is not a typical symptom of ADD/ADHD. Aggression can be a syptom of ODD, Bi-polar, underlying seizures, and a few other neuro-related disorders. Have you had a full work-up by a...
Board: Alternative Medicine 09-29-2005, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By rids
Board: Alternative Medicine 09-29-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By rids
Re: Natural Mood Enhancers?

5-HTP, GABA, Inositol
Board: Autism Spectrum 09-29-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By rids
Re: flu season

The mist is live flu virus- it makes the person who receives it contagious to people around them for 3 days or so. The last 2 years, the flu virus strain and the mist & shot strains have been...
Board: Cystic Fibrosis 09-22-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,654
Posted By rids
Re: Malabsorbtion in Toddler

Has he been teated for Fatty Acid Oxidation disorders? Mitocondrial disorders? Metabolic panel?
C-GA
Board: Allergies 09-22-2005, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,360
Posted By rids
Re: What gets rid of fungus?

Grapefruit seed extract liquid.
Board: Autism Spectrum 06-29-2005, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By rids
Re: Bloodwork Questions

Susan;
The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation has some good information.
Lactic acidosis is what I believe the reference is to.
Board: Autism Spectrum 06-28-2005, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,637
Posted By rids
Re: Gluten Free Foods - Yuk

Keep at it Betsy-Ann. I remember when you first joined- you sound so much better; more confident and determined!

Your ped may come around- my son is 13 - our dr. now reads /looks up/conference...
Board: Autism Spectrum 06-28-2005, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,487
Posted By rids
Re: NEW TO BOARD -Questions about DAN Dr, Vitamins, GFCF foods that kids like, lots more.

I asked about your Dr., as ours is also female with a nutritional advisor in office- Dr. Mary Megson.
Have a good evening!
Board: Autism Spectrum 06-28-2005, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,227
Posted By rids
Re: ???? about tip toe walking......

Tip-toe walking can be a sign of constipation. It can also be a sign of neurological involvement.
Concerning the Mom whose child has celiac- most celiacs are malnourished- as their disease...
Board: Autism Spectrum 06-28-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,487
Posted By rids
Re: NEW TO BOARD -Questions about DAN Dr, Vitamins, GFCF foods that kids like, lots more.

Who is your DAN?
You can order Colostrum for any reputable website ofr HF store. Transfer Factor is expensive- as so is Kirkmans. We have used Doctor's Trust for years, with excellent results
Board: Autism Spectrum 06-28-2005, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By rids
Re: DAN dr

DAN stands for Defeat Autism Now. There are good DAN dr.s , and not so good- as there is no system to become one- any Dr can state that they are. The best way to find one is to ask on a list-serv if...
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