ldn and autism
Since I haven’t updated on my ldn adventure in a while here’s the scoop…………..
I started ldn about a month ago. I had my first MS symptom 20 years ago (at 17 yrs old) was dx’d about 10 years ago (at 27). I’m not ‘very disabled” but I did have significant balance and dizziness problems, my left leg was over sensitive (read if anyone touched my shin it hut to tears) and at the same time I had diminished sensation in other parts of my left leg and foot. I also have vision issues, and stuttering.
With LDN everything except the vision and stuttering are completely gone. My vision is 90% better than it was, and I only stutter now when I accidentally eat something I shouldn’t. The other day my husband and I went to a homeschool group meeting at a coffee shop. Normally, I wouldn’t be able to discern speech at the table from the background chatter of those around us. Not this time. I was able to follow the conversation at our half of the table completely, and I only had to ask those at the far side to repeat themselves two or three times. I was able to see on the way home well enough to drive. That’s a huge change for me. Night driving has been a problem for at least 15 years, maybe longer.
We’ve also started my 6 yr old stepson on ldn. (he has either Asperger’s or Autism with ADHD and impulse control difficulties) And he’s doing wonderfully! His speech and general language has improved tremendously, as has his ability to concentrate and pay attention to his school work. Even his reading abilities have seen improvement. He seems to understand more, is able to follow conversations better and has better impulse control. His negative behaviors have decreased dramatically because he can now understand and communicate with us a lot better.
Before ldn, he was hyper, with almost no attention span. He had almost no impulse control and I had to watch him do everything and provide verbal prompts to help keep him on task. Eating breakfast and brushing teeth used to take him over an hour because he would get so side tracked. If he eats gluten or msg it’s even worse. Since he started the ldn he gets up, gets dressed and comes down for breakfast. Makes his cereal and eats it. Then simply puts his bowl in the sink and goes off to brush his teeth and hair. Sounds like a simple thing, doesn’t it? And for most of us it is, but for my stepson morning routine was difficult and took real concentration to accomplish. Most pre lnd days he could not do this without lots of verbal prompting.
There are a couple doctors specializing in Autism who use ldn to treat it with wonderful results. There have been cases of “cured Autism” with ldn and dietary changes. For more info check out Autism_LDN@yahoogroups.com