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Daughter with autism

My 5 1/2 yo daughter Clarita has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS, a condition on the "autism spectrum". Approx. 43" tall, 40 lbs.

The pregnancy: bleeding at 1 month, turned out she had a "failed twin" who miscarried. Severe, constant morning sickess from months 2-4, didn't subside until beginning month 5. Mother couldn't stand the smell of garlic or meat. Couldn't eat meat during pregnancy, ate soy protien shakes and fish instead. Didn't know about mercury in tuna. Mother also experienced very strong libido throughout pregnancy. Wanted a natural birth but water broke and labor failed to progress; Clarita was delivered by c-section after 48 hrs attempting to induce labor. Birth experience was disappointing.

Infancy: Clarita slept through most of her first day after birth (epidural effects?) She had difficulty learning to nurse, lost some weight and developed jaundice on 3rd day. Had to stay in hospital under bililights. Took her to lactation consultant who helped us, and Clarita soon learned how to nurse. She was nursed exclusively till 7 mos, but not totally weaned until 2 1/2 yrs.

As an infant she acted typical socially, but she had low muscle tone from birth and reached all her motor milestones a little late (didn't roll over until 6 mo, sit up by self till 9 mo, crawl till 11 mo, walk until 18 mo.)

Autistic symptoms began around 16-17 mos old. Didn't have much speech but lost what little she had. Stopped making eye contact, never played with dolls. Therapy began at 20 mo - speech, OT, PT and Early Intervention special ed.

Has received TEACCH, ABA, Sonrise, various nutritional therapies, sensory integration, auditory intergration, gluten-casien free diet. Now on Specific Carbohydrate Diet to control persistent yeast infection in colon (seems to be cured now).

Has made great strides in eye contact, attention span, awareness of her world, but could stand to improve more in those areas. Still doesn't use much speech; less than 20 words, speaks only single words and not consistently. Stims vocally, however, using loud vowel sounds, some consonants.

Often happy but when she gets overwhelmed or upset, she lies over a chair, seems to stimulate genitals while lying there. Squeezing her hands and feet and putting light pressure on her back seems to help her.

Hearing is sufficient to develop speech, though she's had a few ear infections which were treated with antibiotics. Vision is slightly nearsighted but does not wear glasses. No skin problems; a recent case of dry skin is better now, was probably caused by bubble bath. Bites fingernails, asks for lots of salt on her foods, loves barbeque sauce. Seems to sleep okay.

Remedyfinder recommended Sulphur two months ago. She received 200C about 2x/wk since then, I've seen some promising improvements in behavior. Not talking much more, though. I'm very concerned about her not talking.
 
  rose70 on 2004-06-06
This is an internet forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Appetite fine, likes to chew on paper but doesn't swallow it. New baby sister born in January, may be adjusting to that change.

Shows affection to parents, grandparents and caregivers. Gives hugs, then grabs person's hair, pulls your face close to her face, presses her face against yours and says "ERRRRRRR" very loudly. That's how she shows affection.

Was afraid of men with deep voices, but hasn't exhibited that fear in the past few months. Has no concept of ownership; will take food from others' plates. Cannot be disciplined, cries excessively if scolded, does not seem to understand what she's done wrong.
 
rose70 last decade

Rose : I know you will hate that answer but you really need to go to a professional, experienced homeopath (where do you live? I might get you in touch with someone) with your daughter as she probably needs so called constitutional remedy -the homeopath needs to see her and you, will ask many questions and when she/he selects the right remedy the very subtle and complex case management begins.
Please read book by Amy Lansky
Impossible cure:a promise of homeopathy - she writes how her son was cured of autism with carcinosin, LM-potencies-but your daughter may need something else of course.
 
Astra2012 last decade

We live in the NYC area, in one of the outer boroughs but right now we probably can't afford a homeopath. I know of one in this area who is very expensive and does not use just single remedies. Another local homeopathic clinic appears to have closed down; email and phone # don't work.
 
rose70 last decade

Rose: this is a thread at another forum about autism-they have very detailed questionnaire and they will help you.

http://homeopathyforums.hpathy.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1479&PN=1
 
Astra2012 last decade


Astra,

I hate to say it, but that forum is full of back-biting and rivalry between people calling themselves expert homeopaths. Gives us all a bad name...
 
stuartm last decade

Sorry, what I meant to say is why have you referred rose there? There are no answers, just unpleasantness.
 
stuartm last decade

Really? Sincerely- I never noticed it!
They have this detailed questionnaire and I always thought are willing to help.
Like Snoopy (by the way she is from Philadelphia)-she is very knowledgable and helpful.
This thread is about someone with asutism--Rose may then decide for herself.
Autism is curable with homeopathy but management may be complex-although with the child I'd use LM-potencies and the remedy selection... well... homeopaths can be wrong too, and actually Rose may decide to learn homeopathy herself and select the best remedy for her daughter.
 
Astra2012 last decade

Stuartm-we posted at the same time-actually you were faster fractions of a second) so I reply to your post now.
The forum you refer to was "infested" by self-proclaimed sceptics but in fact they were looking for a fight. Dr.Bhatia-the owner of this place-is from India-and they are VERY tolerant to all people, but after many trials of first reasoning then fighting back (probably your timing) most homeopaths decided that it had no sense and it's best to leave. Only then the place was changed-we had to register anew, cases have the section separated from discussion. One of the cases is from mother of 10 year old autistic daughter-this is the thread I recommend that Rosee read.
And I like their questionnaire-the moderator asks for a detailed symptom description, true, but my guess is: not everybody reads or follows.
 
Astra2012 last decade


Rose: in Murphy's repertory there are 5 homeopathic remedies for autism in children:
CARCINOSIN (which cured Amy Lansky's son)
THUJA
NATRUM MURIATICUM
OPIUM
CANNABIS INDICA


Only one of them will cure!
If it's caused by vaccination-chances are it's either carcinosin or thuja.
Opium is illegal in the US, I don't know about Can.i. (marijhuana-but homeopathic)- and what's worse, based on the info you gave it is C.I. that looks most promising - as in its picture is dual reality, the second self-like a twin )
Take your time-read the pictures, select the best-most fitting remedy-you know your daughter better than any homeopath would do eeeven after long interview.
 
Astra2012 last decade

Cannabis i. is not sold here, I see-seem that it's also illegal here (I'm from PA now but for some time I lived in New Rochelle!)
I never needed any of those two-I'm sure you'll find the way.
 
Astra2012 last decade

I read your post more carefully now and noticed two things
1. symptoms developed at 16-17 mos-so maybe it is after vaccination after all!
2. she likes eating salt-thhis is characteristic for nat-m.!

So any of them could be now.
And only one will work.
 
Astra2012 last decade

I tend to think it may have developed because of the mercury in some of the vaccines at the time.

Nat-m is also evidently good for someone who is slow to talk, so that looks like a possibility for that reason as well. That was one I was considering.

If I decide that one of those is the right one, would it be okay to start her on 200C? How often should I give it?

I probably will end up going to a classical homeopath in this area eventually. Any recommendations?
 
rose70 last decade


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