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|Sun, 08-31-2003 - 11:56pm|
I know us AS parents are always looking for the magic bullet, but I get so little help from the doctors. They don't really seem to know what to do. I don't mean to harp on them, but I kept trying to tell them for a long time that my dd didn't seem right, so now it's hard to trust them. I'm afraid to tell them I want this test and that test because I can see they think it's foolish. When I even mentioned gfcf diet, I was discouraged. "Okay, eliminate the milk if you really want to, but I don't think the diet works." The ped. neurologist said, "She must be high functioning, she doesn't look autistic to me." sigh.
Yet, she has dark circles, doesn't like eye contact, speaks like a 2 year old, is a toe walker, etc, etc.
I didn't mean to digress from the iron subject quite so much. haha. I might get the Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) and the Serum Iron (SI) tests to find out if she has iron overload anyway. She is used to getting blood drawn because she has to get a liver panel done every few months so one more won't make a big difference to her. Has anyone else encountered this or considered this iron overload theory?