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I did a quick search but only came up with the usual milk allergy symptoms. I'm wondering if a milk allergy (or any allergy for that matter) can cause behavioral issues.
 

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Yes.<br>
Ds1's dairy allergy made him incredibly hyper, amongst other things.
 

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What kinds of behaviors? Milk is a possibility, but there are some other likely candidates...
 

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And it's also possible that it's an intolerance, not an allergy. Have you started keeping a food journal to see if you can pinpoint it better?
 

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No I havent done a food journal yet but that's a great idea, thanks! DH just had the thought today that something DS is eating/drinking could possibly be causing his behaviors. He has major mood swings and gets inconsolably upset and out of control for no apparent reason.<br><br>
He is almost 2 1/2 and he is adopted through foster care (been with us since 2 days old) so it could also be genetic because he didn't come from the most mentally stable parents. I just hate to see him so upset and I would like to figure out what is causing it and/or how to deal.
 

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For us, dairy and gluten sensitivity were huge contributors to problem behavior.
 

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I asked a similar question a few years ago and got lots of input from the mamas here. It's been about 3.5 years and I can still see a drastic change in DS' behavior (and now my other kids also) when they have lots of dairy.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=460679" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=460679</a>
 

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And I'm feeling like a broken record lately, but it's possible he's magnesium deficient as well - lots of kids are, and those are fairly typical symptoms. Try an Epsom salts bath (2c of Epsom salts in warm water for 20 min, several nights in a row) and see if you see any improvements...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I asked a similar question a few years ago and got lots of input from the mamas here. It's been about 3.5 years and I can still see a drastic change in DS' behavior (and now my other kids also) when they have lots of dairy.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=460679" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=460679</a></div>
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Oh wow, I am sitting here in shock! I have never heard of this before, DH just mentioned it yesterday because my DS had a huge fit for no reason shortly after drinking a large glass of milk. I am almost scared at how closely all of these post describe him. Thank you for posting!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">And I'm feeling like a broken record lately, but it's possible he's magnesium deficient as well - lots of kids are, and those are fairly typical symptoms. Try an Epsom salts bath (2c of Epsom salts in warm water for 20 min, several nights in a row) and see if you see any improvements...</div>
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I will try this too, thanks for the suggestion!
 
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