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Posted by Mary on January 07, 2000 at 09:38:30:

In Reply to: Help posted by Kat on January 06, 2000 at 14:19:17:

: I am pretty certain that my 8 year old daughter is ADD. I am not sure about getting her tested because
: of all the stress she has been under lately with the school testing her for pull out help. They are pulling her
: out of class 2 times a week for 30 minutes (a joke) to help her with comprehension. My daugter has trouble
: with:

: Paying attention, sitting still, staying on task, very insecure, no confidence and can never complete her
: school work. She is very slow and really struggles with school. She has a brother (4 years old) with
: autism. She has alot of bladder infections and took her to a childrens specialist and they said she has
: a high count of calcium in her urine. We are limiting her calcium intake to 100 mg. a day. I wonder if
: this is a sign of food allergies. She is such a special little girl but has a problem with weight gain (only in
: her stomach). My speech therapist that works with my son is working with her now and trying to help her.
: She thinks since my daughter is so sensitive that I should not do any more testing on her and she will
: try to help her. Not sure if giving her the label (ADD) is the right thing.

: I was wondering if anyone could give me advise on food allergies. Her brother is on a GF/CF diet and
: is doing great on it (really has helped him). When I talk to her about this diet she cries and begs me to
: please not make her do this diet. She loves dairy products (milk, icecream, cheese and cottage cheese).

: Would love some advice if this calcium in her urine is a indicationg of possible food allergies.

: Kat
I would take her in to be tested for the ADD so that you have a concrete diagnosis and can get the help that you need for her. To let her suffer needlessly like this can't be any good for her total well being either and I think getting treament if she has ADD would help her self esteem and her school work etc. tremendously. As for the food allergies that is something something that only the allergist can tell you with testing. Hopefully someone else who reads this board will be able to give more insight into that question for you.

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