2 2
danblexstl

Quick to diagnose as ADHD!

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

My daughter is having issues and they keep labeling it as ADHD. I'm just not buying it.  Plenty of Behavioral issues, but the most obvious thing that happens from time to time is she will get this glazed drunken look and she just can't control herself when that happens. Plus she has major constipation issues into me her behavior seems to get worse when she hasn't gone to the bathroom in a few days. She is now 6 years old.  She has  add some fine and gross motor skill issues.  None that we noticed,  but her teachers did and she has been working with  a  therapist . Let me know your thoughts if you all don't mind. 🙂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:

Has she been diagnosed with celiac disease?  If not, consider getting her tested.  Keep her on a normal diet as celiac disease tests (all of them) require you to be a full gluten diet.  

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/

ADHD runs in my family.  I would not settle for a quick fix (drugs) until I have thoroughly researched the subject.  Sounds like you are on the right path.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the ADHD dia at 5.....after the celiac dia in my 20s and the diet....I pretty much blame gluten...I still notice some issues but no longer have to be on meds to function. At least gluten made it worse.
Constipation used to be a huge issue for me to, it is made worse in celiacs by magnesium deficiency, this can also effect motor skills. Do read up on the deficiency. I use Natural Vitality Calm, start her off on 1/4tsp (1-2g) a scale is a lifesaver. Step it up 1-2g a day til she gets loose stools then take it down 2 grams where she stabilizes to normal BMs this is referred to dosing to tolerance.

Get tested first, then after all testing is done you can trial the diet and see if it helps. Some kids have a form of Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity that can manifest itself in behavioral issues (had a panel at a gluten free expo I attended)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/9/2018 at 12:18 PM, danblexstl said:

Plenty of Behavioral issues, but the most obvious thing that happens from time to time is she will get this glazed drunken look and she just can't control herself when that happens. Plus she has major constipation issues into me her behavior seems to get worse when she hasn't gone to the bathroom in a few days.

Dan,

I second the Magnesium.

Magnesium Citrate will help constipation.

It is also been shown to be important in ADHD patients.

The one Vitamin/Mineral that really helped my ADHD (really) OCD symptom's was Zinc.

Try some Zinc lozenges they will help her focus.

Here is the link on appropriate supplementation for ADHD patients entitled "Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Zinc Deficiencies in Children Presenting with Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder"

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27417479

All these nutrients can be low when we get low in stomach acid.

The doctor's are not checking this first then/when we get low in several vitamins at once and they all support each other.

A good B-complex would be good too!

See here how B-Vitamins can help Celiac's.

https://www.celiac.com/articles.html/celiac-disease-diagnosis-testing-amp-treatment/b-vitamins-beneficial-for-celiacs-on-gluten-free-diet-r1416/

see also this link that notes the appropriate supplementation for celiac's.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24195595

quoting the same nutrients that can help ADHD patients Celiac's also get low in too!

"Reduced levels of iron, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc, and magnesium are common in untreated celiac disease (celiac disease) patients probably due to loss of brush border proteins and enzymes needed for the absorption of these nutrients."

Supplementing with some of these nutrients (especially Zinc Lozenges (under the tongue)) helped many of my symptom's.

The Zinc level in your body will self regulate itself taken as sublingual lozenges.

They will become bitter/metalic after a week or two of sucking/eating Lozenges once or twice a day.

Do this for yourself and see if you think they are bitter.  . . that will tell you if you are low in Zinc yourself.

I became low in these  nutrients when I became low in stomach acid.

I did not know to self test for stomach acid the way I do now.

Someone who is extremely low in stomach acid will  have a lot of trouble with CARBS and be bloated all the time especially if they are eating fried things.

Fried and Fatty things delay stomach emptying causing CARBS to ferment.

Here is a good thread about how to self test yourself and your daughter to see how strong you all's stomach acid is.

https://www.celiac.com/forums/topic/122303-extreme-bloat-help/?tab=comments#comment-995238

Usually bloating and burping are axiomatic (at the opposite ends of the spectrum) think a see-saw on the playground (unless you have an ulcer) someone who is extremely bloated almost never burps.  Not carbonated drinks in the first 20 minutes but two hours after a meal a sign our stomach acid is turning over your food and digesting CARBS properly.

And someone who burps every day after each meal (again unless you have an ulcer) is almost never bloated.

A sign a child/baby can now digest whole foods is you go from burping them to them being able to burp for themselves around 6 months of age.

Logical if you stop and think about.

There is a lot more I could say about this topic but this is enough to get you started in the right direction.

Here is a good article on low stomach acid and how to test for it.

https://drjockers.com/5-ways-test-stomach-acid-levels/

****this is not medical advice but I hope this is helpful.

Do try the Zinc lozenges they really helped me and I do 2nd the Magnesium Glycinate or Magnesium Citrate it will  help calm excited nerves and help sleep and tense muscles.

I used to have charlie horses like crazy and magnesium citrate got rid of my cramps.

And Vitamin D (which your doctor can test for) has also been shown to be low in ADHD patients.  Sadly unless some has GI problems most doctor's don't routinely check for Vitamin D levels.

Here is the link to the research entitled "The Relationship between Serum Vitamin D Level and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder"

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4670977/

Again I hope this is helpful but it is not medical advice just some of the things I did to help me.

We often look for a silver bullet but sometimes' a shot gun approach (of several vitamin/minerals) is better.

Because they all help (each) in their own way. . .and often one support(s) the other.

And why it is good to take the B's as a Complex.

Again I hope this is helpful but it is not medical advice.

Good luck on your continued journey.

“Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” 2 Timothy 2:7 this included. 

Posterboy by the grace of God,

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
2 2

  • Who's Online   5 Members, 0 Anonymous, 201 Guests (See full list)

  • Top Posters +

  • Recent Articles

    Jefferson Adams
    Can a Gluten-Free Diet Normalize Vitamin D Levels for Celiac Patients?
    Celiac.com 08/16/2018 - What is the significance of vitamin D serum levels in adult celiac patients? A pair of researchers recently set out to assess the value and significance of 25(OH) and 1,25(OH) vitamin D serum levels in adult celiac patients through a comprehensive review of medical literature.
    Researchers included F Zingone and C Ciacci are affiliated with the Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy; and the Celiac Center, AOU San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi di Aragona, University of Salerno, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Salerno, Italy. 
    Within the wide spectrum of symptoms and alteration of systems that characterizes celiac disease, several studies indicate a low-level of vitamin D, therefore recent guidelines suggest its evaluation at the time of diagnosis. This review examines the data from existing studies in which vitamin D has been assessed in celiac patients. 
    Our review indicates that most of the studies on vitamin D in adult celiac disease report a 25 (OH) vitamin D deficiency at diagnosis that disappears when the patient goes on a gluten-free diet, independently of any supplementation. Instead, the researchers found that levels of calcitriol, the active 1,25 (OH) form of vitamin D, fell within the normal range at the time of celiac diagnosis. 
    Basically, their study strongly suggests that people with celiac disease can recover normal vitamin D levels through a gluten-free diet, without requiring any supplementation.
    Source:
    Dig Liver Dis. 2018 Aug;50(8):757-760. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2018.04.005. Epub 2018 Apr 13.  

    Jefferson Adams
    Could Gluten-Free Food Be Hurting Your Dog?
    Celiac.com 08/15/2018 - Grain-free food has been linked to heart disease in dogs. A canine cardiovascular disease that has historically been seen in just a few breeds is becoming more common in other breeds, and one possible culprit is grain-free dog food. 
    The disease in question is called canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), and often results in congestive heart failure. DCM is historically common in large dogs such as Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, Saint Bernards and Doberman Pinschers, though it is also affects some Cocker Spaniels.  Numerous cases of DCM have been reported in smaller dogs, whose primary source of nutrition was food containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients. These reported atypical DCM cases included Golden and Labrador Retrievers, a Whippet, a Shih Tzu, a Bulldog and Miniature Schnauzers, as well as mixed breeds. 
    As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine, along with a group of veterinary diagnostic laboratories, is investigating the possible link between DCM and pet foods containing seeds or potatoes as main ingredients. The good news is that in cases where the dog suffers no genetic component, and the disease is caught early, simple veterinary treatment and dietary change may improve heart function.
    According to Nutritional Outlook, an industry publication for makers of dietary supplements and healthy foods and beverages, there is a growing market for “free from” foods for dogs, especially gluten-free and grain-free formulations. In 2017, about one in five dog foods launched was gluten-free. So, do dogs really need to eat grain-free or gluten-free food? Probably not, according to PetMD, which notes that many pet owners are simply projecting their own food biases when choosing dog food.
    Genetically, dogs are well adapted to easily digest grains and other carbohydrates. Also, beef and dairy remain the most common allergens for dogs, so even dogs with allergies are unlikely to need to need grain-free food. 
    So, the take away here seems to be that most dogs don’t need grain-free or gluten-free food, and that it might actually be bad for the dog, not good, as the owner might imagine.
    Stay tuned for more on the FDA’s investigation and any findings they make.
    Read more at Bizjournals.com
     

    Jefferson Adams
    Did You Miss the Gluten-Free Fireworks This Past Fourth of July?
    Celiac.com 08/14/2018 - Occasionally, Celiac.com learns of an amusing gluten-free story after the fact. Such is the case of the “Gluten-Free Fireworks.” 
    We recently learned about a funny little event that happened leading up to Fourth of July celebrations in the town of Springdale in Northwest Arkansas. It seems that a sign advertising "Gluten Free Fireworks" popped up near a fireworks stand on interstate 49 in Springdale. 
    In case you missed the recent dose of Fourth of July humor, in an effort to attract customers and provide a bit of holiday levity, Pinnacle Fireworks put up a sign advertising "gluten-free fireworks.” 
    The small company is owned by Adam Keeley and his father. "A lot of the people that come in want to crack a joke right along with you," Keeley said. "Every now and then, you will get someone that comes in and says so fireworks are supposed to be gluten-free right? Have I been buying fireworks that have gluten? So then I say no, no they are gluten-free. It's just a little fun."
    Keeley said that their stand saw a steady flow of customers in the week leading up to the Fourth. In addition to selling “gluten-free” fireworks, each fireworks package sold by Pinnacle features a QR code. The code can be scanned with a smartphone. The link leads to a video showing what the fireworks look like.
    We at Celiac.com hope you and your family had a safe, enjoyable, and, yes, gluten-free Fourth of July. Stay tuned for more on gluten-free fireworks and other zany, tongue-in-cheek stories.
    Read more at kark.com
     

    Jefferson Adams
    Stress-Related Disorders Associated with Higher Risk for Autoimmune Disease
    Celiac.com 08/13/2018 - It’s not uncommon for people to have psychiatric reactions to stressful life events, and these reactions may trigger some immune dysfunction. Researchers don’t yet know whether such reactions increase overall risk of autoimmune disease.
    Are psychiatric reactions induced by trauma or other life stressors associated with subsequent risk of autoimmune disease? Are stress-related disorders significantly associated with risk of subsequent autoimmune disease?
    A team of researchers recently set out to determine whether there is an association between stress-related disorders and subsequent autoimmune disease. The research team included Huan Song, MD, PhD; Fang Fang, MD, PhD; Gunnar Tomasson, MD, PhD; Filip K. Arnberg, PhD; David Mataix-Cols, PhD; Lorena Fernández de la Cruz, PhD; Catarina Almqvist, MD, PhD; Katja Fall, MD, PhD; Unnur A. Valdimarsdóttir, PhD.
    They are variously affiliated with the Center of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland; the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland; the Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland; the Centre for Rheumatology Research, University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland; the National Centre for Disaster Psychiatry, Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; the Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; the Centre for Psychiatry Research, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; the Stockholm Health Care Services, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden; the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden; the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; and the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
    The team conducted a Swedish register-based retrospective cohort study that included 106, 464 patients with stress-related disorders, 1,064 ,640 matched unexposed individuals, and 126 ,652 full siblings to determine whether a clinical diagnosis of stress-related disorders was significantly associated with an increased risk of autoimmune disease.
    The team identified stress-related disorder and autoimmune diseases using the National Patient Register. They used Cox model to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% CIs of 41 autoimmune diseases beyond 1 year after the diagnosis of stress-related disorders, controlling for multiple risk factors.
    The data showed that being diagnosed with a stress-related disorder, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress reaction, adjustment disorder, and other stress reactions, was significantly associated with an increased risk of autoimmune disease, compared with matched unexposed individuals. The team is calling for further studies to better understand the associations and the underlying factors.
    Source:
    JAMA. 2018;319(23):2388-2400. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.7028  

    Jefferson Adams
    Gluten-Free Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts
    Celiac.com 08/11/2018 - Need a quick, easy, reliable gluten-free dish that will satisfy everyone and leave the cook with plenty of time to relax? This recipe is sure to do the trick. Best of all, it's super easy. Just grab some chicken breasts, season them, hit them with a sprig of rosemary, wrap some bacon around them, and chuck them on the grill and call it dinner. Okay, you can add some rice and veggies.
    Ingredients:
    4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 4 thick slices bacon 4 teaspoons garlic powder 4 small sprigs fresh rosemary salt and pepper to taste Directions:
    Heat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
    Sprinkle 1 teaspoon garlic powder on a chicken breast and season with salt and pepper. 
    Place a rosemary sprig on each chicken breast. 
    Wrap the bacon around the chicken and the rosemary. 
    Hold bacon in place with a toothpick or extra rosemary stem.
    Cook the chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 8 minutes per side. 
    Keep an eye out for any grill flare ups from the bacon grease. 
    Remove the toothpicks and serve with steamed rice and your favorite vegetables for a winning meal.