food allergies and ADHD
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|Wed, 01-04-2012 - 7:08am|
I know there is a lot of talk of the gluten free or ADHD diets, anyone try that or anyone dealing with kids with food allergies and ADHD and or behavoir issues.
Doing some research for my sister. My 5 year old nephew is having huge issues. He has always been a behavior problem, some of it is attention and there are issues with my sister and her and DH are divorced its been rocky now they are civil to the point he lived with her when his mom kicked him out...did I say there are issues. Now he problems with poop control in preschool and that has carried over to kindy. Before xmas teacher called my sister demanding something be done (aka call the Dr) he is defiant, over active, etc. Now honestly I feel he was not ready for kindy. he is a twin he was failure to thrieve. His twin is doing fine and excelling. I know from my own when school got hard for him his behavior showed now difference being his school was proactive and picked up he had writting issues they got him help things got better all nephews teacher does is send work home say its too messy redo so also think some is the school and teacher. Almost like they just want my sister to get an ADHD diagnosis medicate and make her life easier. Oh I so love my school we got accomidation LONG before an ADHD diagnosis, so I armed sister with the things we did. Can they get the OT in school involved he was failure to thrieve he didn't even walk until he was almost 2 very possible we have motor issues if his non failure to thrieve cousin does and I did too and it could be genetic. Also mention some other classroom things they started in kindy. She did call pedi he gave her a few numbers its a 6-8 month waiting list and not covered by her insurance (she is unemployed, kids are on state insurance and they live in housing so money is an issue, pedi is working with her to find a dr that is on the insurance but doing something out of pocket is NOT an option)
Now yesterday she had him at childrens he already is diagnosised peanut and wheat allergy and now he has garlic and soy. He did out grow an egg allergy but with this history of food allergies I wonder if this is playing a roll. I remember when I started Liam's journey doing research read alot about food and behavior so wondering if that is playing a roll here too. Course guessing food stamps don't cover gluten free or other special diets so not sure how much help this would be but just looking for options ideas ect