Autism: Mum Interviews #1*5th April 2018
I’m carrying out a series of interviews with parents who have children who regressed into autism very soon or immediately after vaccination.
I want to illustrate the process we go through for homeopathic treatment, what the difficulties are and the gains.
Lee Ann brought Taylor to me first for a free 15 min chat in February 2017 with the following issues:
12 year old girl,
Severe non-verbal autism.
Normal development until 1 year, regression soon after MMR.
ADHD, extreme anxiety, pica [eating inedible things –> has to be supervised continually], OCD.
PANS [Pediatric Acute onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome].
Aggressive whatever her mood.
Classical homeopathy from 4-8 y/o with no change.
Current extreme spike in behaviors with meltdowns that come out of nowhere.
Headbangs, self-harms, takes clothes off, grabs groin area [previously handled and ate feces].
Only relief is Risperidone [a medication not tested or recommended for use in children]. Gaining weight as a side effect.
Sleep has always been a problem. Up 2-3 times/night for extended periods. For this she takes Trazodone.
Intellectual disability with an intellectual age of 3-4 years.
Digestive system is problematic: severe constipation, gas & distension.
Menstrual cycles started March 2017 –> harming self and others has increased.
Our most recent follow-up notes from March 2018 read as follows:
Can handle “no”.
Joyous to teach at school.
Independently asks for what she wants!!! Previously just screamed.
Can repeat what she’s asked to repeat.
More clear speech. Some slurring.
Awesome Bowel movements without magnesium this week!!!
Increased melatonin. No Trazodone.
Weaning down level of Risperidone [now on 0.25mg]
Sleep is good but some waking between 2-4am.
Toe walking [os] returned.
New symptom – a long shiver [chorea?] started last week. Flickering and rolling eyes and mouth. Gleering [looking from side of eye] entering room still.
No longer using Motrin.
Taylor still has a long way to go. She’s been under treatment for just less than 1 year. Her mental age is still about age 3-4 years and we are hoping that will now improve as she is freed from pain and is able to start communicating and focussing better.
Homeopathic treatment with children with severe autism such as Taylor shows, in a child of her age, will take a good 2 years.