Originally Posted by Pattyla
So I got dd's stool results on Sat, ran to my puter and discovered that mcd was down
Her results were extremely confusing. No yeast and no lactobaccili and only half the level of bifidous they think is right. Nothing else. After doing some more reserch I have come to the conclusion that the results mean nothing. I fed dd some fruit after reading that result (after nearly a week of no fruit) some cherries at one point and some rasberries at another. Her behavior was awful! Hitting us, fighting sleep even after skipping her nap (usually no nap guarentees a quick and easy bedtime, just lots of night waking) pushing the little girl from up the street. Behaviors I only saw in her when we weren't restricting her fruit. I cut fruit out again after that nightmare. I then posed on pecanbread and found out that the stool test can have false negatives for yeast and that something called the OAT test from great plains is much better.
So she and I are back to no fruit and no honey. (man I hate the taste of stevia
) Not sure how long we will keep this up.
I almost forgot! While I was researching trying to figure out my dd's test results I came across a study on pub med that said that excess cortisol has a detrimental effect on the good bacteria in the gut. Not sleeping causes excessive cortisol!
Yep. That is the "vicious cycle" we are in now too re: sleeping and cortisol. I would love that study if you can pinpoint it b/c I'm *constantly* saying this to DH when he is fed up with DS and his sleep problems ... that making DS cry or get agitated only makes him worse.
DS can really only do bananas and cooked pear and it's becoming a nightmare food wise. It's been too long on this very restricted diet.
I also think that he has yeast problems despite 2 stool tests saying it's only bacteria. He just goes completely nuts on juice or raw fruit, just like you describe.
He also just had some virus or reaction or huge die off or something, the poor kid pooped 9x the other day and had a fever. So I don't know what is going on. We've been rotating probiotics lately.
We are seeing a DAN dr. on Monday and I will ask for the OAT but I don't know if it can be done while he is still in nighttime diapers (do you know if it's first AM urine?) Or perhaps we will just treat for yeast and see what happens.