Thank you all for the great support and help!
LfrostMember Since 08 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 06 2012 06:20 PM
I am the mother of 4 children. I have 3 daughters aged 15, 13, and 10, and one 4 year-old son.
I am a 3rd/4th grade school teacher.
My son was just recently found to be allergic to wheat (June 2012) and we are awaiting results on a Celiac screening. He is very 'strong-willed' and must have things his own way. If someone breaks his routine or if you try to get him to do something that is not 'his idea', he can be extremely defiant and at times, just plain 'mean'.
My oldest daughter is epileptic. She was diagnosed PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified), ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder), and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) all when she was just 5 years old. She also has very high anxiety. She has outgrown most of these diagnoses and I don't share them with her school or others unless it is necessary (except the epilepsy) since she doesn't fit most of these descriptions anymore. She is no longer taking any medications and is doing fine (she has not had a seizure in years, either). I wonder now if these symptoms could have had something to do with gluten in her diet. She is also a straight A student and very bright.
My second oldest daughter has struggled with ADD (attention deficit disorder) and recurring bladder/kidney infections from not fully emptying her bladder. Luckily, she has outgrown the infections (about a year ago now) and she is currently medicated for her ADD. She is very artistic and bright. Since being medicated for ADD, she has gone from failing grades (Ds and Fs) to all As and Bs.
My 3rd daughter is TAG (talented and gifted), even skipping a grade in school and excelling even being the youngest in her class. We notice a little bit of ADHD type symptoms, but they have not affected her academics or her home life, so she is doing just fine.
As for myself, my doctor is wanting to do screening tests on me for wheat/gluten allergies. I am currently medicated for ADHD type symptoms. I am pretty underweight, weighing only 107 lbs and being 5'8" tall.
My husband lucks out having no issues whatsoever! He loves feeling great and rarely getting sick.
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