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Other health issues associated with Autism.
By Christy B. on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM EST
Hi Farah! My daughter is 3 and she has seizures, they are under control right now and fortunately that is the only health problem she has. She takes depakote and keppra. I feel I may be the only person with a daughter that has autism on this message board. Everyone seems to have sons because it is a lot more common in boys. My daughter is non-verbal and sometimes I wonder if she has other problems that she just can't tell us about. Right now we are still just playing the guessing game.
By Haven D. on Thu Aug 2, 2012 at 9:31 AM EDT
The can be so many health issues related to "autism," I am often dismayed at how this condition is defined by only ONE set of behavioral symptoms. "Autism" is not the ROOT disorder. Autism refers to only the behaviors that are manifested by the disorder such as hand flapping, finger flicking, spinning stimming, hyperactivity, distractibility etc. These children often have many health problems. Immediately following regression or son's health went down hill. He began to get an infection with a fever about every two weeks. He has since had pneumonia eight times, too many bouts of bronchitis to count, diagnosed with asthma, a non-specified metabolic disorder (inability to regulate copper), a non-specified immune disorder, OCD, anxiety disorder, all loss of speech, loss of eye contact, absence seizures (transient catatonia), APD, non specified intestinal disorder causing mega colon, and the list goes on.....We started interventions when he was two, and he is now drastically better and has regained all speech - though his speech is still delayed. He is now twelve. He has been gf/cf/sf since age three. But of everything we did, the ONE thing that helped more than any other was the AC Protocol. Since beginning this protocol, our son's health has improved to an almost miraculous degree. We were able to wean him off steroids shortly after beginning the protocol. Our son was severe but is now high functioning. for those parents dealing with "asthma" or anxiety issues, they should look into providing adrenal support. The AC Protocol is worth a try. Bet thing we ever did for our son. We only had to deal with the intermittent catatonia like seizures and the tremors with nystagmus, but both of these have completely gone away. Then our main concern was immune system as he could not even get bit by a mospquito without developing radiating staph from each and ever bite site. This too has diminished a great deal. He has had no staph or cellulitis since going on the protocol.
By Shellye H. on Fri Aug 3, 2012 at 11:42 AM EDT
Hi Haven. What's the "AC Protocol"? I will start googling now but if there's a trusted contact or site, please refer me. :)
By Stephen L. on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 3:54 PM EDT
I have the same question, what is the AC Protocol? Here's what Bing turned up ...