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|Tue, 05-20-2003 - 5:53pm|
Well, here I am looking into something new again. My 5 year old dd was recently diagnosed with autism (high functioning). She also has a seizure disorder. She takes medication which controls the seizures well so she hasn't had one in 3 years. Anyway, I went out and paid for testing on my own, a rounded total of $600 including 2 doctor visits. I had her tested for heavy metals and food allergies. The heavy metals (done by Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory) came out normal. However, the food allergies came back (from Metametrix Lab) and she has several severe and moderate food allergies (wheat, dairy, eggs and soy and others). I had always suspected the milk since her seizures began when she started drinking dairy. With this info, we will probably embark on an allergy free diet. I plan to have my 9 year old dd with ADHD tested in a few months as well (when I get the money saved) because I am hoping this will help her too. I will obviously see any real results since we will all learn to have to eat a new way, but I'd still like to know for sure.
Anyway, I don't have anything earth shattering to share, just thought I'd share. I am so hopeful that this, although hard to do, is something I CAN do. Has anyone else tried any of this kind of testing?