Originally Posted by rileyscoutmom
Question about the sensory behaviors mentioned: How do you know dumping stuff up is a food reaction sensory issue? I thought little kids just did that. Scout never met a glass of water she didn't want to dump out. Just curious.
I was thinking it was normal, too. After ds was born, dd was suddenly making messes out of EVERYTHING, and especially food, rubbing it all over herself and eating as messy as possible. I chalked it up to new sibling adjustment. It died down. Then, suddenly she was doing it again, at the same time as a stone fruit trial for me. And the pooping outside then playing with it? Yeah, that was a first and it really got my attention. She started wanting a bath every time it was suggested, too - up to twice a day, and normally it's about once a week for her. Then that one died down, too. No more messy eating, not interested in a bath at all, even when actually messy. A couple days ago, we started with a MELTDOWN in TJ's, dumping the bin of wood scraps, dumping the laundry when we got home, followed by throwing rice at herself during dinner, and instant yes to a bath. Yesterday was whiny, non-stop asking for milk (just like after ds was born), food all over the place...
So the short answer is that suddenly the sensory stuff becoming very on/off, coming in collections (food, baths, dumping stuff, poop) and correlating to me and ds reacting as well. So that says reaction to me.
But something snapped. She's in an awesome mood through this reaction
Maybe there are two factors - the sensory stuff and the mood stuff, and my vit C/clay/GSE is fixing the mood stuff? Which just leaves the sensory stuff?
Originally Posted by deditus
2. Still trying to figure out my hormone problems. Seems like my cycles are alternating between ovulating and having a lot of pain (cysts?) and not ovulating and having delayed cycles (been almost 7 weeks since last AF, with last 2-3 weeks feeling very PMSy like period will start tomorrow, negative HPT). Anyway, I was wondering if Coenzyme A is involved with hormones, since I stopped taking B5 a few months ago and I notice that the texture of my skin is getting yucky again.
B5 + cysteine -> coA -> cholesterol -> steroid hormones
cysteine (+ glutamate? inflammation? calcium issues?) -> keratin overproduction. I think.
But if you're supping lots of B5, be sure to up biotin (and B2) as well!
High dose B5 made my high keratin go away, supping cysteine brought it back. I think my calcium channels are open, due to high aspartate activating glutamate receptors, and so they're not regulating stuff properly.