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19 Oct 2004, 2:25 pm

I don't know if this is a common thing that happens among apsies, but today, like many days after I have eaten something. I go through a period where I become rather restless. Somedays are worse than others. Today was a bad day. I went through a period of intense stimming as I could not settle my brain down.

It was as if I was having a panic attack, but I know it's not a panic attack since there was nothing to cause it for me. And the other odd thing about this is these always seem to happen after I eat.

I seem to have been like this my whole life too. Back in grade school, my worst behavior was always during the 55 minute noon hour recess, after I had eaten lunch.

At home after I had eaten dinner, one side of my face would often turn bright red an become warm to the touch while the other side would stay normal.

I don't know what to make of this. Is this typical among us, or am I in a unique situation.


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19 Oct 2004, 3:40 pm

nope, doesnt happen to me, thats really bizzare. Perhaps you are alergic to certain foods, because ive never known anyone whos had negative reactions to eatting.



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20 Oct 2004, 6:22 am

Scoots5012 wrote:
I don't know if this is a common thing that happens among apsies, but today, like many days after I have eaten something. I go through a period where I become rather restless. Somedays are worse than others. Today was a bad day. I went through a period of intense stimming as I could not settle my brain down.
............I don't know what to make of this. Is this typical among us, or am I in a unique situation.


That is very interesting. You probably know there is a medical protocol (Defeat Autism Now! - D.A.N.!) that is focusing on the damages caused to the people that are in the autistic spectrum (+ behavioural and learning difficulties) by certain kind of foods.
They suggest a free glutein - free casein diet.
Can you remember what kind of food you have eaten when you feel bad ?
You may start to pay attention to the reactions to the specific kinds of food you eat.



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20 Oct 2004, 10:16 am

msmartie wrote:
That is very interesting. You probably know there is a medical protocol (Defeat Autism Now! - D.A.N.!) that is focusing on the damages caused to the people that are in the autistic spectrum (+ behavioural and learning difficulties) by certain kind of foods.
They suggest a free glutein - free casein diet.
Can you remember what kind of food you have eaten when you feel bad ?
You may start to pay attention to the reactions to the specific kinds of food you eat.


For lunch yesterday, just about everything I ate had gluten in it. And I assume that the milk I drank has the casein in it, if thats the answer your looking for.

Are you suggestion that the problems I've been having comes from a glutein and or casein intolerance?


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20 Oct 2004, 1:46 pm

This probably won't be as helpful as the previous post, but I am fairly certain that I am hypoglycemic and some of what you are describing sounds familiar. Every once in a while, usually about 1/2 hour to 1 hour after I've eaten, late at night, or early in the morning, I'll become jittery, tense and kind of panicky (especially at night for some reason) Also my heart rate will go up and my mind will go all over the place-it's almost as if I've had one too many shots of espresso. Also, my temperature will rise, which could explain the flushed face. Sometimes if it's really severe I'll start to black out as if I've gotten up too fast. I've also experienced this kind of thing since I was young-the 1st incident I remember from when I was five. If this sounds like you then it could be a possibility; I looked it up once on webmd and I matched all the symptoms.



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20 Oct 2004, 4:00 pm

I took a hypoglycemia quiz at http://www.hypoglycemia.org/hypo_test.asp .... But some of the questions asked were directly related to AS, so I can't say how accurate it is.

I scored 32, anything over 20 and you should get checked out by a doctor.


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20 Oct 2004, 9:58 pm

I seem to have the opposite problem - after eating I get sleepy, sometimes suddenly and irresistibly. I am hungry most of the time, and even when I eat so much that I feel "more than full", I get hungry two hours later. My diet consists of large amounts of chocolate, because it is the only food that makes hunger go away (temporarily). Despite that I seem to operate on a "low energy margin" and I have run completely out of energy many times (resulting in extreme fatigue or fainting). Because of that I carry an "emergency chocolate" whenever I do any physical effort, such as riding a bike. Blacking out or severe dizziness is a normal thing when I get up too fast, especially in the morning. Hmm... I took the hypoglycemia test, but my score is too scary to post.



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21 Oct 2004, 6:39 am

Yes Scoots you find casein in milk, cheese and everything is coming from milk.

According the D.A.N.! researchers and doctors many neurological problems come from a metabolic function not working properly and releasing in the blood flow, peptides that damage some brain areas.
But if you want to know more you can see at these links

DIETARY INTERVENTION FOR AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS
http://www.gfcfdiet.com/

TALK ABOUT CURING AUTISM
http://www.tacanow.com/dietinfo.htm

AUTISM RESEARCH INSTITUTE
http://www.autism.com/ari/

I'm from Italy and my son is PDD. I took him to the US for being visited from DAN doctors and start the diet.
Now he is doing a free glutein and casein diet for one year. He has improved a lot, I can't say if it was thanks to the diet, but I don't think it would be a good idea to stop it !



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21 Oct 2004, 9:42 am

I scored an 81! Some of the questions were pretty AS related (difficulty making decisions :-)) but I can usually tell which ones are related to which from comparing how I am during my "episodes" to how I am otherwise. If you think you have it and it isn't that severe or too much of a problem then it can probably be helped by a few diet changes like eliminating or reducing whatever seems to to trigger it. Mine seems to be getting worse though, so I'll probably have to make some more drastic changes...d*@# my sweet tooth!!



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21 Oct 2004, 12:59 pm

I checked out the links for the glutein free diet, and none of the stuff listed as far as symptoms goes applies to me. The hypoglicemic route for me seems like a more appropriate route to follow up on.

Now if I could only do something for my CAPD and Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome.


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