Without going into too much detail is there anything physically that could be going on with my oldest ds (8.5 years old) that could be causing or exasperating his symptoms? He is inflexible, easily frustrated and has an explosive personality. He is extremely active (just very strong and needs to participate in active activities). I heard once that thyroid issues can cause lowered frustration levels. Long story short we have had some intervention through our local children's health centre and been told he might have some sensory issues, some anxiety issues, might be "emotionally young", etc... Nothing really concrete and the help we were offered is very similar to stuff we are doing already. We have kind of reached the end of the line in terms of the help they can give. We had been waiting for an appointment with a pediatrician and finally got the call today for an appointment in June. I am thinking they will say the same thing but because they are a doctors office they might help us rule out any physical reasons for the issues we are having with ds. Ds does sleep quite well - no tossing/turning and sleeps approx. 10 hours/night.
We did cut out dairy for about 4 months but there was no real change in ds's behaviour. I've read about gluten-free diets being helpful but haven't taken that step yet.
Cross posted in Special Needs.