at any rate, I really want to explore alternative treatments - acupuncture, et cetera, and I am wondering if anyone knows of anyone they can recommend. We live in N.Central MA but would be willing to travel.
Just to clarify, she has been diagnosed with ADHD - we've known this was a probability since she was quite young based on our own observations.
Catherine traditional Catholic mama to wife to an amazing man.
DAN is Defeat Autism Now but many of the biomedical/alternative treatments for autism treat the spectrum so there may be a doctor that can help.
Also, I got this magazine at my chiropractor's office and this latest edition was focused on autism and very thorough:
Try searching for some yahoo groups too. I've heard just as many parents try things like dietary changes (gluten/casein-free, probiotics, etc.) before doing other treatments, with great success. I'm sure there is one (or a few) either based in New England or a national one with New Englanders on it. They'll have more first hand experience with practitioners.
Good luck! My ss is on the spectrum; I suspected my mouthful of silver/mercury fillings prior to pregnancy wouldn't help (if you sway towards the mercury/heavy metal cause), I actually chelated myself (oral, low-dose, frequent) before I got pregnant and feel better about it. We're watching our dd now and I feel completely comfortable chelating her the same way, once she's old enough, should we identify any issues.
PM me with questions.
Happily soggy SAHM to Emerson Lily and Ellis Willow born 11.7.2012 Exclusively breastfed, unvaccinated, cloth diapered, worn little girls who love watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!
Would you consider Feingold Diet? www.feingold.org they have doctor listings too I believe.
learned so much from this book
seriously, it really helps ADHD children combined with chamomile and other herbs.. (well it helps some kids, not all)
Just FYI, I recently had my own 184 food IgG panel (alletess medial in Rockland, foodallergy.com) done b/c DS, still BFing, was reacting to a bunch of stuff. Between he and I, there are now only about 40 foods we can eat. I am highly allergic to milk, and never knew. I was ADHD when I was a kid, but now that I am off milk, my head has totally cleared up and I can think straight. I am almost positive I should have never been diagnosed ADHD, and it was food issues all along. The allergy board on here is really helpful, I hope you'll use those ladies to fully investigate the food aspect before moving onto medical.
Erin , DH , Mumma to Chase 7/08 and Griff 3/13
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