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Posted by Lynda on October 28, 2000 at 00:05:12:

In Reply to: Endoscopy and a Colonoscopy: Need advice. posted by Dan on October 27, 2000 at 14:27:04:

: We have an appointment scheduled with a doctor familiar with Autism. I would appreciate any advice from others who have had this done for their child.
: My son is a 4 year old with severe eating issues that have gone from bad to much worse recently.

: Dan

My son was 4 when he had endoscopy. It is good that you have a doc familiar w/autism. Even though we went to one of the top gastros in our area, he was not familiar w/DAN protocol or the gut issues related to autism.(that made comm. w/ the doc. a bit challenging) My son was also gluten and casein free for about 6 months when the test was done. He tested in the normal range for everything except for some mild acid reflux.
It was tough getting him sedated, but I stuck it out
and I am glad I did. I observed a very positive response to secretin and discovered my son's acid reflux issue. Also, he did not show any signs of leaky gut syndrome. I found that the more I know what is going on with my son (good news or bad),I
am better able to help him and I observe more and more progress.
About a year ago, my son suffered from alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation.
Today, through proper treatment, my son has normal bowel movements with fairly good regularity. Your son's trouble with certain foods may be contributing to gut issues. Milk for example is a big NO NO for my son. You may want to check for food allergies and or intolerences if you haven't already. Removing foods that my son is sensitive to has helped a great deal. Hope I have helped some.

Best wishes,

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