My 2.5 year old DS intolerant to gluten, wheat, dairy, corn, nightshades, coconut. We discovered about 3 months ago that Sals are an issue and have been eliminating those and seeing differences in red face, hyperactivity, poops, and inability to settle. A few months ago, he became so uncomfortable with pressure in his head (pushing on his front teeth constantly, grinding all night, pulling at ears, rubbing nose, difficulty swallowing, constantly restless, poor sleep) that we began seeing a pediatric chiropractor.
The chiro said his head was "filled with fluid" and his spine was in major need of adjustment. Despite the initial shock at high velocity adjustments after having done only energetic and craniosacral work with DS, I saw a huge difference in my son very quickly. I liked the practitioner, he was big on homeopathics and boosting his immunity. DS began to sleep through the night for the first time, and drain fluid from his nose and wax from his ears, two things I had never seen. He was able to sit still for the first time in his life and I don't know if it was coincidental, but he began eating better and gaining weight.
Every week he would do the tympanogram and test the movement of the inner ear, and we would get a reading that it was still flatlined - sometimes we would see some small movement, but then the following week we would be back to flatline. The chiro seemed a bit perterbed at times, and often spent extra time with us working on DS, trying to get to the bottom of "the little puzzle" he called my son. After 12 weeks of adjustments though, we ran out of sessions. The chiro gave us two more for free, and offered more at a discount, but we are in a really bad place and cant afford more than once per month right now.
4 weeks out from stopping sessions and we are back to being restless all night, grinding teeth like mad, hands on teeth constantly (all teeth are in, not teething) and moving moving moving ALL the time. he also talks very loudly and i am worried his hearing is affected.
I need to get to the bottom of this! Is there something I can do to relieve the pressure in his head?
My questions is, why? Why is his head filling with fluid (and then not draining!)? I don't feel like we were getting to the root of the problem. I thought it could be the sals, but they have been so low (and we are suppling with mag, mo, epsom salt baths, omega 3's)
Does anyone have any thoughts? Could this be from sals still? something else? I have not explored histamine inducing foods as an issue. Seasonal allergies also a possibility, I guess. I don't know what to think and if I can possibly handle one more set of food restrictions, supplements, homeopathics, books, websites...
I'm just welcoming any thoughts outside of my brain right now. :)
I sincerely appreciate your time!