Hello, new to this thread, but directed here from another (thank you WuWei!).
I would have to agree with the CSS or Antibiotic Syndrome. I had 3 c/s and health has gone downhill with each one.
First child (who ended up with autism) was like the "starter" child. I was on Macrobid twice during the pregnancy. Poor kid was fully vaccinated until age 4 and was the recipient of a lot of my own metal load and Candida issues. Along with whatever chemicals I was carrying around to download. Then he started the ear infection merry go-round with all different kinds of nonstop antibiotics. At least I had the good sense to breastfeed and give only organic foods when the time came (as per the Super Baby Food book). I finally got a clue when he was 4 and went GFCF with him and then on to years of biomed and other diets (SCD & BED). He is now about 90% recovered.
Second child was only vaccinated until 6 months of age. I had antibiotics at birth with her. She ended up with asthma and eczema. She is being treated naturally and doing pretty well. She only had 1 dose of amox as a baby, but then at age 5 had pneumonia (mycoplasma positive) and was treated with lots of abx. That is when the asthma showed up for the first time.
Third child is when I had more of a clue. However, I had a lot of issues while pregnant with him such as PUPPPs, gall bladder issues, severe reflux (to the point of hospitalization and more abx), and then premature labor (abx and steroid shots). So when he was finally born, I put him on Pharmax Neonate (probiotics) right away and I had been taking lots of DHA during the pregnancy. I also took GPC (Glycerophosphatydlcholine), probiotics and a few other supplements.
It took a while for me to realize that I passed a lot of my own issues on to my kids. In addition to the Candida and metals/pesticides/chemicals, I also suspect Lyme/mycoplasma/Bartonella etc as possible suspects as well. After my 3rd C/S (I had 2 miscarriages in there as well) I had an infection of the incision, so MORE abx. I then went rapidly downhill eventually developing autoimmune problems (ANA is 1:640). I have the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I know I have leaky gut/Candida as well as a good load of metals/chemicals/pesticides. I went gluten free about a year ago and since then have had to take out a lot more (dairy/nightshades/soy/corn. etc.) eventually going SCD and now going to BED. I just bought the stuff to do the Young Coconut Kefir and am working up to the cultured vegetables (having a tough time with that one). Just changing my diet has not been enough. I have been taking probiotics for years. Have been on Olive Leaf Extract, KandidaPlex (from VRP) off and on and a few others. Also take a small dose of Samento (Nutramedix). Just got my Adrenal Saliva test back and it definitely shows Adrenal Fatigue in the lowest (worst) zone. So have been looking to see what to do about that one (I am over on the Adrenal Fatigue thread for that issue).
Very good thread here and thanks for all the great info!
:Mama to Erik (11) ASD
:, Severe Dyslexia, Julie (8) asthma, eczema and Christopher 17 mo NT so far and unvaccinated