I type about 75 WPM when I am having a good day with my hands. Even at that, it is going to take me like 2 hours to respond to everyone. That's what I get for not getting on for a day!
Karmas, I will look into the book. I'm open to trying just about anything right now. Thank you!
Jmarroq, Thanks you for sharing your story with me. I am glad that things have calmed down with you son and that you have been able to manage everything without drugs. With my health, at one point I was taking 30 pills a day. I felt like I was poisoning myself with medicine. Now I take 4 pills a day and 2 of them are just temporary for the next month. The only other medicine I take is an inhaler for my asthma when it is needed. I can't say that I feel worlds better by cutting out that majority of the pills, but emotionally I do. Once I was off of them, I surely didn't feel any worse either, so they were pretty useless in the grand scheme of things. All I take now are an anti-depressant and Morphine for my pain. I only allow myself 1 Morphine a day, as for a short while I realized I was taking 5-6. Granted, I wasn't abusing them, I was in pain and I am allowed one every 2 hours, so I could really take 6-8 a day. However, I did not like feeling chained to them, so I limited myself. Otherwise, I am taking Chantix to quit smoking. I was only smoking half a pack a day at the absolute most, but I decided that if I had gotten rid of my meds because they were poisons, it didn't make much sense to poison myself with cigarettes either. Anyway, my extremely long point is that I commend you for not using drugs to treat your son. I know that in some cases it is the only option, but I am glad that you guys were able to work with his symptoms and keep him off the meds. I will surely look into any sort of state program to get him tested. I think that he shows enough signs that it is warranted and it isn't going to hurt anything. The only thing I found for our state was an early intervention program, but it is for from birth to 36 months. There must be something else out there though and I will definitely look for it.
The4ofus, I don't think dairy is the culprit. He had a pretty nasty ear/sinus infection combo and had no dairy for several weeks, while we had to go through a few antibiotics to get him better. He still isn't on any dairy right now. So, I don't think it is dairy. However, it is something that I will keep in mind and look into if it seems like he gets worse when he starts dairy again. Thanks.
Echo, a lot of people are bringing up diet on here. I understand that it could be a problem, but I am skeptical at the same time. It seems like almost everyone has some sort of food sensitivity or allergy now to gluten, dairy, whatever. This is a new thing. When I was growing up, you never heard of such a thing and I didn't know a single child (and I knew a lot as I was the town babysitter) who had any sort of emotional/mental problems because of a food allergy. I don't have a problem with people who do believe in it, but I myself have a hard time with it. I don't mind trying out dairy, as that has been a culprit of many problems for many years, though I still have a hard time with the emotional part. I just can't believe that we all grew up just fine eating everything and now it's like 60% of kids can't eat gluten, or dairy or wheat, the list just keeps growing. I appreciate all the things that you and others have said in regards to diet and if nothing else works, then perhaps I will look to that, but I'm just not a believer at this point.
Luckiest, I have heard a little about the gut health affecting some other health. However, I do not have RA or an auto immune disease. As a matter of fact, they have no idea what I have. I have avascular necrosis (basically the bone dies from the inside out and eventually collapses) in multiple joints and have already had my hips replaced (at age 29) due to that, but they can't find a cause. The only reason for bone death is loss of blood flow, but they have run a thousand tests on me and my blood is fine. I have no clotting disorders or deficiencies of any kind. I have many auto immune syptoms, strange rashes, swelling and painful joints and probably 50 more symptoms, but all my tests have come back negative. I have even gone to the mayo clinic and been tested for diseases no one else has ever heard of. I have none of them. I also have things like my tendons will stiffen up and harden, making an arm, hand, foot or another body part unusable for a random amount of time. It might be days, weeks or months and then it will be gone. It always comes back, but there is no set pattern. I get "lumps" that is the best word for them, under the skin. They get very painful and swollen. They biopsied one and found that it was necrotizing (the tissue was dying) that there was vasclitis and other things as well, but again, my bloodwork doesn't support any of that. I may have had vasculitis in that bump, but no where else. It is all quite crazy. Basically I have a lot of things wrong with me, but there is no findable cause for them. My blood is perfect. So, I don't think it can be linked to food in any way, or they would have found it by now. Thank you for the info though.
Okay, I've been writing this over two days now...lol...I think its time to actually post it.