Excited...enzymes are working!

United States
January 28, 2007 10:00am CST
My 7 yr old has Asperger's...a high functioning for of Autism. Over a week ago he was throwing up every night,sleepwalking,whiney and aggressive...not a pleasant kid to be around.Well...we started giving him something called Kids Digest by Enymedica. It is a powder that we put in juice. It is enzymes to help him digest his food. UNBELIEVABLE He is smiley,happy,hasn't thrown up in 3 days,isn't sleepwalking,and he even cuddled with me for 5 minutes! I can not be happier! I just wanted to post in case someone else needs help..
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I am so happy for you, debe...I knew you'd find out how to help your son. It's just wonderful when your child cuddles; CJ will come up to me and Mark throughout the day, for no reason and say, "I love you mommy, I love you daddy." Everytime he does that I just want to break down and cry with happiness. I make sure to tell him that I love him during the day several times as well. We are both such blessed mothers!
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• United States
29 Jan 07
I know. My son hears this from me all the time, and usually says it to me after I've said it to him (although not always). But then the other day, we had somebody from MRDD come over to get us started with paperwork for funding (for therapies, etc), and my little guy just came up to me, sat in my lap, and said: "I love you, mommy! I love you!". Then he said "awww!" It was so cute! :)
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• United States
29 Jan 07
Yes we are! Oh The I love you moments are the best...I don't get them often...but I give them ALLOT!
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@carmella (496)
• United States
29 Jan 07
This is awesome! Do you know if this will help autistic adults as well? Our son is 18 and he has had problems with vomitting for years. He has sezures and his neurologist believes that the sezures cause the vomitting. I looked at the site for the kids digest, but didn't find anything as far as if it was heplful for adults or not.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
If you go on the * ENZYMEDICA * website they have different enzyme suppliments for adults. I really don't know much about that end..sorry!
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@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
29 Jan 07
Although I do not have any children suffering from Autism I'm sure your post will be helpful to so many. I'm so happy for you that this new medication is working. I am sure it makes him feel so much better too. Thank you for sharing and congratulations, hopefully there will be more cuddling moments in the future for you!
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• United States
29 Jan 07
Thank you so much...I too look forward to it:)
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@sylviekitty (2083)
• United States
28 Jan 07
That is really great news! You must be so happy too! Congrats! :) Hope it keeps up!
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Thanks so much! So far so good. He missed his dose 2 days ago because he spilled his drink and he was crabby all day!
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Wow that's really great that it's helping. I have a friend who's son also has asperger's syndrome and she is also trying this but not until next week. It is not known what causes Asperger's Syndrome, although there appears to be a definite genetic component as it tends to run in families. While there is as yet no clear evidence as to the causes of Asperger's Syndrome, there may be certain 'triggers' which may precipitate the condition. These include environmental factors like pollution, food intolerances (particularly to foods containing wheat, gluten, sugar and dairy products), digestive problems and even childhood vaccinations (particularly the MMRI). There are also suggestions that Asperger's Syndrome may sometimes be linked to high levels of Candida in the gut. Clearly much more research is needed in this area. Many parents report that their children become much more manageable when certain classes of food are eliminated from the diet. These include dairy products, sugar, gluten, wheat and some artificial colorants and preservatives like MSG and tartrazine. It is worthwhile to consult a trained nutritionalist to assist with dietary intervention and parents should not simply eliminate important foods from their children's diets without expert advice. Here is an article I found. Treatment with 'friendly' bacteria could counter autism in children http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/pipermail/phnutr-l/2006-September/008200.html
• United States
29 Jan 07
Thanks for this...we aren't possitive how my son ended up with this,but I personally believe that it was from one of his immunizations...I think these kids have absorbtion problems...vitamin etc..so if you already have a problem and you introduce something (heavy metals etc..) you have a recipe for disaster. I am not NOT saying that the shot CAUSED it...I'm saying that he had trouble and it helped it along. ANYWAY..we have had him on alot of friendly bacteria's..yogurt is the big one in our house! Thanks again!
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• United States
28 Jan 07
That is wonderful. I hope you continue to have success with Kids Digest. How did you hear about it? Did your pediatrian recommend it? If not, did you check with your pediatrian first before giving it to your son?
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• United States
29 Jan 07
Believe it or not...I have a very good online friend that lives 1/2 way across the country...we have never met face to face,but chatted allot on Yahoo groups. Well.. she has a son with Autism and when I explained what was happening with my sons belly she started telling me about the enzymes. Her son has been on them for 3 years and is a completly different kid. I checked with our Ped.,but she didn't know anything about them...she did however do alot of research in our behalf and had us contact a DAN (Defeat Autism Now) doctor in the next state. He told us that you will either see HUGE changes for the better or nothing at all. Our pediatrician now knows he is on them and he sees her so much just to make sure things are working out. Thanks:)
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@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Oh. how wonderful! I hope this continues to be of help. I really never met someone with Aspergers' my son is has Selective Mutisim and it's really difficult. Praise God for this medicine for you son.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Thank you so much....and good luck with your son.
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@sunshinecup (7881)
28 Jan 07
Wonderful! I was just wondering how did you hear of this and where do you get it. I pass information when I run upon someone that may need it. So it would be nice to know. Again, congrats anything that helps our children is always Great!!
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Actually a friend online who has a son with AS told me about it. She has her son on it and the change has been wonderful. She said her son became happier and more affectionate....how can it be wrong! LOL
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Wow, great that things are better for you son, and for you too. There are a few people on MyLot that have children with this condition. It is great when we can share information that may help others. Huggers to you.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
Thank you! A friend shjared this info with me...the least I can do is pass it on!
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Great news! I hope it keeps up! My nephew was diagnosed with Aspergers. He is very different from your son and I sometimes question the diagnosis. I guess I am not a doctor though! Tell your little man I sadi "HI!"
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• United States
29 Jan 07
Asperger's is a funny thing...I have met kids that are alot lower functioning than *A* then I will meet someone who I can't even tell. I told him that you said hi and he said,"Back atcha'!" lmbo
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• Australia
28 Jan 07
Thanks for letting us know of a product that works. I hate trying new ones without researching it.
• United States
29 Jan 07
I am too...we were at our end tring to find something!
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• United States
29 Jan 07
My brother has autism and i am so happy to hear you have found something that works. :)
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@silveysim (337)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Wow, I'm glad. Anything that helps is good to post.
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
28 Jan 07
So glad you found something that works. Living enzymes haold the key to much healing. Eating fresh, uncooked fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts, can be very healthful.
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@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Hi Debe. Enymedica makes good enzimes. I am just so happy that your chiuld is doing better! Seeing your post about your child helped to make my day.
• United States
12 Feb 07
Thanks...I know there are alot of companies out there producing enzymes,but Enzymedica was the only one that was natural and derived from plants.
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
30 Jan 07
WONDERFUL!!! I am so glad that you have been able to find something that will help your son be happy and healthy!! It's wonderful to hear that he is having so much fun.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Thanks! He is doing great...driving me a bit batty bouncing off the walls,but that I can handle! lol
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29 Jan 07
Can you just make sure they are absolutely safe, enzymes may be digestion his food, but long term taking extra enzymes can cause long term damage. Check with your health care provider that this is safe for you son. Yes it may have cured the short term problems but you could end up with long term problems. There are usually all sorts of nasty additives in these things and you need to check to contents. If your child has settled by taking these enzymes then clearly he is not digesting his food properly, and clearly you need to find out if there is a medical cause for this before giving him these artificial enzymes. Even if the product is safe and contains no side effects find the reason why he cannot digest his food hun.
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@maru_047in (1007)
• India
29 Jan 07
Ya my friend was a sleep walker it is too dangerous when he goes out so that is the case they ll not send him anywhere outside and he always moody and he doesnot speak at all so i think that ll help him a lot so that their parents ll not have any fear regarding this anymore.
• Canada
13 Feb 07
So glad to hear some good new! My son has no gastro-intestinal problems related to his Aspergers, but it sounds like your was really suffering. I'm glad he, and you, found some relief.
• United States
13 Feb 07
thanks....
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@bangzhu (13)
• Australia
29 Jan 07
maybe u should doctor to help him
• United States
29 Jan 07
Hmm...a doctor? Gee why didn't I think of that? DUH!
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