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Food Issues!

Sun 24 May 2015 9:54am

I have struggled massively with food issues all my life & I'm getting increasingly frustrated. I'm 25 & overweight - I have about 4/5 stone to loose and I'm struggling. I managed to loose 2 stone last summer, but frustratingly have put it all back on since then. 

Part of the problem is lack of exercise & too much food (especially junk food) and I am dealing with that. I've just signed up to a 5K Race for Life in July and am supposed to be starting the Couch to 5K app any day now, once I get the courage to step outside and run (eeeeek).

The stars and the moon will be gone too soon, and tomorrow becomes today
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nappies! !! HELP

Sat 16 May 2015 12:54pm

Hi my son is fast getting too big for his size 6 nappies. Especially at night. And we have no potty training anywhere near. What do u do then? Are larger nappies available ?? Or incontinence pads
Help appreciated as always x

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car seats!!

Thu 7 May 2015 9:17pm

Hi so my son is 2.5 But is ridiculously tall. Easily passes as 4. He weighs 16kg. I am struggling to do up harness now on his car seat but don't feel he Is ready to go into a high back booster using standard seat belt. Don't know what to do as he has tried to get out from the seatbelt. Any recommendations for seats where the harness straps start very high up on the seat? Anywhere good I can go to try??

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DLA Requests

Fri 17 Apr 2015 9:23pm

Hi all I was advised to apply for dla for my son and whilst the forms took forever to complete and made me cry I done it.

today I got a letter stating that they had not come to a decision and have written to the consultant which is fair enough, however my son only saw the consultant once who identified autistic traits and put him onto the asd pathway with CAMHs.

now I'm thinking that the dla will be refused as we're still going through the pathway and the consultant really has not much to report.

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Gfcf diet

Sun 29 Mar 2015 8:42pm

I'm thinking of starting the gfcf diet for my son (2.5 yrs).  I'm fairly happy about doing the gluten bit, but stopping milk for a child his age worries me, and I intend to see nutritionist as soon as I can.  Has anyone else had experience of doing the diet with a toddler? I understand that it is more likely to have positive effects for kids with GI issues.   Tbh I'm not sure if he has  or not.  He suffered quite bad colic as a baby and then he was on gaviscon until about 14 months because he had reflux and would throw up his milk otherwise.

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Fri 27 Mar 2015 2:31pm

I had to go into hospital at the weekend because I had tonsillitis and quinsy and couldn't swallow. Now I am supposed to be resting for a while and then it is the holidays. People keep telling me it happened because I'm doing too much and I'm run down. My parents tell me I need to not go to the next town to see my boyfriend every weekend while I finish my degree. My boyfriend thinks I cannot cope with everything I have to do for my degree and need to find a way to do less or potentially stop doing it. I don't even know.

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Paleo Diet: Yay or Nay

Wed 25 Mar 2015 2:20pm

Has anyone heard of Paleo before? I've tried it for quite some time now and I have seen some crazy differences with my body. If you aren't familiar with it, eating Paleo means no dairy, gluten, heavy carbs and processed sugars. Pretty much eliminates all the aisles at the grocery store (especially the junk food). I don't do strict Paleo, and still eat gluten, dairy and some treats on occasion. But, when I was doing strict Paleo, I felt the best I have in a long time.

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Cleaning teeth!!!

Tue 24 Mar 2015 9:13am

Does anyone else have issues with cleaning their child's teeth? 

If so how do you deal with it? 

My boy gets really anxious, and cries and lashes out at me when I clean his teeth. 


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Sciencey Autism

Participating in a Drug Trial

Thu 19 Mar 2015 5:08am

Hi everyone,

Going to start having Boo participate in a drug study tomorrow.  (Boo is 9, HF ASD.)  The one starting tomorrow is supposed to help with social connection - which is one of the toughest areas for Boo.

Sounds like it will be a 4 week double-blind study -- with the opiton to continue if Boo got the placebo in weeks 1-4.  He is amazingly OK with the weekly blood draw because he gets to be a citizen scientist.

Here is my detailed blog write-up on how things are going as we start.  Will update everyone as we progress.  

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Eating disorders

Sun 15 Mar 2015 2:05pm

Hi, I just joined today, trying to find someone somewhere who may be going through/gone through what we are. Our youngest child was diagnosed with autism at 2.5 years old - he's now almost 7.5 years. A few months after his autism diagnosis he was diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombopycenpenic Purpura (life threatening bleeding disorder). A couple of years of this, it cleared up, then a few months later started having vomiting fits which led to a diagnosis of metabolic acidosis (another life threatening metabolic condition).


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