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Spinoff of the other thread, here...<br><br>
1) Is your partner on the spectrum?<br><br>
2) Are your kids on the spectrum?<br><br>
3-bonus question!) Do you have any sort of autoimmine condition? Multiple sclerosis, lupus, psoriasis, alopecia---not sure what else is autoimmune, but you get the idea.<br><br>
I'm just curious how many of us ended up marrying other autistics/aspies (I really hate that term) and how "genetic" the ASCs seem to be, anecdotally speaking, and if they correspond with autoimmune conditions (I'm in a major study on that). Here are my answers, btw:<br><br>
1) He is, although not a extremely so as I.<br><br>
2) Nope.<br><br>
3) You betcha. MS and psoriasis.
 

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My husband either has severe OCD or is an aspie (yeah, I know it's not a great term, but everything else sounds pretentious)... he has managed to make a career out of his obsession so we are lucky.<br><br>
2 of my kids are on the spectrum and are pretty strongly affected. DS did not speak till he was 5 and my 19 month old is nonverbal. The other three are quirky NTs.<br><br>
I am lucky... no real physical problems, other than REALLY bad eyesight.
 

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1) Yes<br>
2) Yes<br>
3) Yes -- Hashimoto's Disease, an autoimmune hypothyroid condition.<br><br>
I have to say, at least half of the mothers of autistic children whom I know personally have some kind of autoimmune conition or thyroid condition. Many of them also received Rhogam while pg.
 

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I'm "self-diagnosed" I guess - mild, but I think my quirkyness, social difficulties, OCD-tendencies and some other characteristics I've had throughout my childhood and adulthood are a little more than "just being quirky".<br><br>
1. no<br>
2. yes<br>
3. yes - Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, same as PP
 

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Can I play even though I'm not fully on the spectrum? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> (I have really bad ADD)<br><br>
1) Is your partner on the spectrum? <i>Dd's psych thinks he is.</i><br><br>
2) Are your kids on the spectrum? <i>Yes, I have a 7yo diagnosed with AS and pre-lupus and a dd diagnosed with PDD-NOS. My 4yo has ADD and sensory issues, like me.<br></i><br>
3-bonus question!) Do you have any sort of autoimmine condition? Multiple sclerosis, lupus, psoriasis, alopecia---not sure what else is autoimmune, but you get the idea. <i>Yes, I have sjogrens' syndrome. My dad and son (both on the spectrum) have lupus.</i><br><br>
I'm just curious how many of us ended up marrying other autistics/aspies (I really hate that term) and how "genetic" the ASCs seem to be, anecdotally speaking, and if they correspond with autoimmune conditions (I'm in a major study on that). Here are my answers, btw:<br><br>
i think they are extremely genetic. Both my mom and dad are on the spectrum.<br><br>
1) He is, although not a extremely so as I.<br><br>
2) Nope.<br><br>
3) You betcha. MS and psoriasis.
 

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Fun! I really like quiz/getting to know you type threads for some reason. Personally, I'm self-dx, still trying to figure out AS vs NVLD. I lean towards AS though.<br><br>
1) Is your partner on the spectrum? Yes, also self dx. But it presents reallllllly differently in both of us. He's more social, but has more sensory issues. It's actually the best relationship I've ever had though, because he "gets it", KWIM?<br><br>
2) Are your kids on the spectrum? Birth son is not on the spectrum, but does have ADD and sensory issues. Dd is completely NT and so social she drives me nutty at times! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Ds is autistic, classic autism. It'll be interesting to see what we get with the next one!<br><br>
3-bonus question!) Do you have any sort of autoimmine condition? Multiple sclerosis, lupus, psoriasis, alopecia---not sure what else is autoimmune, but you get the idea. No, not as far as I know.<br><br>
I think it's definitely genetic in my family. Definitely. As my mom and I were talking the other day, she pointed out a couple of my cousins who in this day and age would most defintely be dx'd. But they were born in a rural area in the 40's and 50's, so they were just considered "weird" and "slow" or "retarded". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> My dad has a brother that I kinda wonder about, but I'm not close enough to him to really hazard a good guess. He definitely had some learning and behavioral issues, but my dad's family doesn't talk alot, especially about things going "wrong", so who knows?
 

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Spinoff of the other thread, here...<br><br>
1) Is your partner on the spectrum?<br><br>
Not dx, but I am pretty sure DH is. During counseling, our therapist thought DH was clearly ADD (had been his whole life) but luckily he's in a job that plays into his skills. I think I have sensory problems, LOL. I hate light touches, loud sounds, bright lights,etc.<br><br>
2) Are your kids on the spectrum? DS clearly is, and I think DD might be as well, though not like DS.<br><br>
3-bonus question!) Do you have any sort of autoimmine condition? Multiple sclerosis, lupus, psoriasis, alopecia---not sure what else is autoimmune, but you get the idea.<br><br>
Are allergies/asthma considered autoimmine conditions? If then, then yes, I (and DS) have both.
 

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No, but he's sort of towards the autistic side of the NT spectrum, if that makes any sense. He's also highly gifted.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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One is; one isn't; two are too young to tell.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Not to my knowledge.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Many of them also received Rhogam while pg.</div>
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I have a theory about this I've posted a few times on this board-- namely that there might be a link between Rh- blood type and autism (there seems to be a much higher percentage of autistics/ autistic parents with Rh- blood). Since women with Rh- blood have been able to procreate freely (in the developed world, at any rate) without risk of being sensitized or their offspring succumbing to hemolytic disease, the genepool has, in essence, been flooded since 1968 (when Rhogam was introduced) with more autistic genes than at any other point in human history. Because before that point nature had a built in method of limiting the procreation of Rh- females. So in that sense Rhogam is the INDIRECT but not DIRECT cause of the autism spikes, which seem to correlate to the introduction of Rhogam.
 

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No.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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My son is autistic, my 5 month old dd I don't know yet.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I don't know that I do, I don't have any of those listed, but I do have a significant number of congenital (though minor) deformities. I also have allergies and various high level food allergies. Celiac disease. I'm not sure if that's an auto-immune disease or not.<br><br>
I have a leaky gut, scoliosis, TMJ, etc.
 

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1. Very likely - he has social anxiety disorder so is quirky in social situations, he is quite brilliant and works in a geeky field (I know a stereotype but sometimes quite accurate I've heard)<br><br>
2. Both kids are on the spectrum - my daughter was dx'd last year with autism and my son was dx'd last week with Asperger's<br><br>
3. None that I'm aware of. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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1. nope, neither am I<br>
2. DD is NT, huge extrovert, DS is un-DX'd but I'm pretty sure he's somewhere on the spectrum<br>
3. nope no issues
 

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1) Is your partner on the spectrum?<br><br>
No. He's just smart and geeky <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
2) Are your kids on the spectrum?<br><br>
One classic autist, one with major sensory issues.<br><br>
3-bonus question!) Do you have any sort of autoimmine condition? Multiple sclerosis, lupus, psoriasis, alopecia---not sure what else is autoimmune, but you get the idea.<br><br>
I get terrible canker sores/apthous ulcers when I am mentally stressed or significantly underweight. My youngest daughter and DH both have severe idiopathic eczema.
 

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Fee - I also get canker sores when I get stressed out - have one now. Do you have any home remedies that you can suggest? This one is on my tongue in the back making talking, eating, and drinking hard.
 

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1) Well I am splitting up with current partner but I would have to say no, he was not.<br>
2) Yes. Oldest has ADHD and youngest has autism ( they have different dads so the genetic link must obviously come from me)<br>
3) Yes, I was diagnosed with vitiligo at age 18, fibromyalgia and CFS at age 24, menier's disease at age 30. Having thyroid issues right now with an unknown cause. I have a hx of autoimmune on both sides of the family too.
 

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1. Tom is also super smart and geeky..but as far as I can tell, not on the spectrum. I'm the unique one around here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
2. Elijah is the only 1 of my 4 on the spectrum.<br>
3. I have a thyroid condition..not hashimoto's..mine is pituitary related. (my pituitary sends too much message to my thyroid to produce hormone, causing it to swell and not make the amt that the pituitary asks for..so I take hormones to shut the pituitary message off and my thyroid goiter goes away. I don't have all the regular slow thyroid symptoms, only a couple)<br><br>
ETA: my father was probably on the spectrum as an aspie, I really think that is the leading cause of his alcoholism. My brother was dx as ADHD and with perceptual learning disabilities, and my Mother in Law is dyslexic. I really think we stacked the odds that one of our children would have a spectrum disorder.
 

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Fee - I also get canker sores when I get stressed out - have one now. Do you have any home remedies that you can suggest? This one is on my tongue in the back making talking, eating, and drinking hard.</div>
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Take a ton of lysine, like 3-4 every few hours. It will start to go away within a day...
 

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Fee - I also get canker sores when I get stressed out - have one now. Do you have any home remedies that you can suggest? This one is on my tongue in the back making talking, eating, and drinking hard.</div>
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What really works for me with mouth sores on the inside is a rinse with GSE concentrate mixed with water. (that's grapefruit seed extract). It kills the virus in the sore instantly.
 

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1) Yes<br><br>
2) DD for sure, not sure yet with DS as he is only a year. My guess so far is yes.<br><br>
3-psoriasis, celiac, interstitial cystitis, irrititable bowel syndrome. Not sure how much the last 2 are autoimmune as I have heard conflicting info. I have migraines that started as cyclic vomiting syndrome when I was a very young child, which I have been told are something autoimmune. Also, there is a strong family history of autoimmune related thyroid disorders on my mom's side (both my mom and her 2 sisters have had serious autoimmune thyroid issues- one of them actually died suddenly from it). So I get tested frequently for thyroid levels, so far they have always been just borderline low.<br><br>
I'm self diagnosed with Aspergers as is my DH. He has a strong family history of it. I do not.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What really works for me with mouth sores on the inside is a rinse with GSE concentrate mixed with water. (that's grapefruit seed extract). It kills the virus in the sore instantly.</div>
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Mine aren't viral - it's completely autoimmune. My own dumb body causes them!
 
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