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post #21 of 24

Magnesium helps my super squirmy little guy sleep better. We also have to pay attention to his protein intake, making sure his blood sugar is stable. Have you ever had his iron levels checked?

post #22 of 24

This thread's been going on for a while, but I'm just checking in.

 

Food intolerances can totally cause a lot of the things you're seeing--or at minimum, exacerbate them to intolerable levels.  They can also disrupt sleep--and lack of sleep can cause a lot of the acting out behaviors, but wouldn't explain the sensory issues.

 

If you want to pm me a regular e-mail address, I can send you a spreadsheet to print out and track what he's eating and how he's behaving so you can look for some patterns (if there are any).

 

And like a pp noted: there is an 80-85% chance that if they respond to dairy, they'll also respond to soy.  So unless you're removing them both for a few weeks (maybe 3), you're not going to know if there's a reaction.  If you remove one and not the other, and they react to both, you won't see any change at all and conclude that "those couldn't be the problem".  :/

 

For one of my kids, fish oil killed his WICKED sleep problems (6 fitful hours/24 to 9-10 solid hours/night plus a 1-3 hour nap!) but has done nothing for the younger one (whose sleep issues aren't as profound, but by no means normal).  In fact, the little one hasn't responded to Calms Forte or calcium-magnesium, either.  *sigh*  But she also doesn't have the kind of issues you're dealing with.  She has her own little set of issues, but not sensory (that I know of!)

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Originally Posted by heatherdeg View Post

This thread's been going on for a while, but I'm just checking in.

 

Food intolerances can totally cause a lot of the things you're seeing--or at minimum, exacerbate them to intolerable levels.  They can also disrupt sleep--and lack of sleep can cause a lot of the acting out behaviors, but wouldn't explain the sensory issues.

 

If you want to pm me a regular e-mail address, I can send you a spreadsheet to print out and track what he's eating and how he's behaving so you can look for some patterns (if there are any).

 

And like a pp noted: there is an 80-85% chance that if they respond to dairy, they'll also respond to soy.  So unless you're removing them both for a few weeks (maybe 3), you're not going to know if there's a reaction.  If you remove one and not the other, and they react to both, you won't see any change at all and conclude that "those couldn't be the problem".  :/

 

For one of my kids, fish oil killed his WICKED sleep problems (6 fitful hours/24 to 9-10 solid hours/night plus a 1-3 hour nap!) but has done nothing for the younger one (whose sleep issues aren't as profound, but by no means normal).  In fact, the little one hasn't responded to Calms Forte or calcium-magnesium, either.  *sigh*  But she also doesn't have the kind of issues you're dealing with.  She has her own little set of issues, but not sensory (that I know of!)


Awesome!  I will PM you my email address now.  

 

What dose do you use for the fish oil?  My son takes 250mg/day.  Maybe I need to up that a bit....

 

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Awesome!  I will PM you my email address now.  

 

What dose do you use for the fish oil?  My son takes 250mg/day.  Maybe I need to up that a bit....

 

 

Hmmm... we used Nordic Naturals Omega 3-6-9 Complete liquid and gave him the full dose on the label.  It was NOT the junior version.  At the time, we didn't know there WAS a junior version.  

 

Got your pm & sent you the spreadsheet.  May the force be with you!
 

 

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