dd13 was dx'd with high functioning autism a few days ago, we haven't even gotten the report yet but I guess things went poor enough with the testing they didn't even have to wait to tally up everything to know she was on the spectrum. I've suspected for years but our old state only paid for assessments in the 0-3 group which means they pretty much only catch classic or low functioning kids. As soon as I found out the current states Medicaid program covers it I started making calls and set up an assessment. I guess she had a really difficult time during the assessment and they are also concerned about her severe anxiety/depression and worry about something along the lines of schizophrenia. I've read enough about schizophrenia to be sure dd does not have it. She's not sleeping much which will make anyone a bit on the loopy side iykwim, her sensory issues have been on overdrive, I know some in part due to magnesium deficiency which we are addressing, she has a blood disorder which causes severe anxiety/depression due to severe vitamin deficiencies when not treated right but the tester refused to acknowledge it because vitamins haven't been proven to work yk? If she thinks dd is bad now, she should have seen her before we started treatment 2-3 years ago. THAT was a nightmare. I'm feeling really overwhelmed here and just not sure where to start. I need to know everything from school to supplements to, well, everything. The tester was really pushing medication and we have been down that road, its not something I want to do again.
dd has been GFCF (celiac with dairy allergy) all her life so already covered that, were moving to paleo on the off chance her body is mistaking grains/legumes as gluten like mine is(in my case is causing brain fog, massive inflammation and pain). Gluten is a known cause of schizophrenia so its worth a try. Although were on day 3 and I'm ready to rip heads off from sugar withdrawal... dd isn't so pleasant either..