My 14YO son has autism. I've been treating him with a parasite cleanse system for 1.5 years (5 days on, 2 days off). He's made some remarkable improvements, but every time I try to wean him off the cleanse, the parasite symptoms flare up. He is nonverbal and fairly low-functioning, so I don't get any feedback from him as to how he is feeling. Last week, I started him on 1 drop of MMS then upped the dose to 1 drop, 2x a day this week. After about 4 days at 2 drops/day, he vomited once and had diarrhea all day. I am assuming it is the MMS. I decided to drop down to 1 drop/day again until he gets beyond this. He tends to have loose stools anyway, which I am guessing is related to this ongoing battle with the parasites. His gut tends to be very sensitive to anything I give him, so I have to go very carefully with anything new like the MMS. I am still giving him the other parasite cleanse (Systemic Formulas VRM 1-4). I would love to hear anyone's ideas or insight into this. I am working with a homeopath who has done extensive research into parasite cleanses, but she has not researched MMS. I'm looking to get my son beyond these parasites once and for all. My homeopath and her colleagues are autism experts and do consults with parents from around the world. They have found that the children with autism who are considered "tough nuts" tend to also be parasite kids. With their compromised immune systems, it is difficult to eradicate parasites.
Thank you for your encouragement! I truly appreciate it because even though I have read everything I can find on MMS the past few weeks, it's still a bit scary to move forward with a nonverbal child. In my search of archives and such there doesn't seem to be any discussion of anyone using it with an autistic child. I'm doing it on myself and ramping it up much faster with no side effects so far.
I agree with Johnny Apple Bomb---You're on the right track and going about it in the right way.
I'd also recommend you look into Neurofeedback as an additional adjunct for your son. I have seen numerous cases of Autism respond profoundly to this intervention---virtually normalizing kids in some cases...nearly always helping. It's well worth a try. Here's a link to a video description of what Neurofeeback is: http://www.eeginfo.com/win_video.html.
If you feel you're interested, you can go to http://www.eegdirectory.com
to find a practitioner near you.
Also, in case you're not already familiar with this (though I imagine you are...you sound reasonably saavy and well researched), check out this web site: http://www.gfcfdiet.com.
It's one more thing that can make a profound difference in your son.
Thank you for your *feedback* on feedback (neuro that is ). I will look at that link. As for gf/cf diet, yes we do that with an emphasis on alkaline foods (so in addition to gf/cf, we are sugar-free, corn-free, etc.). We started him on the diet when he was 3 and first dx'd.
I have a four year old that I would like to start on MMS treatment and need to know the actual protocol step by step. WHere can I obtain that? He is somewhat high functioning and we have already changed his diet to non Gleuten, non dairy, no soy. Now ready to start the MMS. Can you or do you kknow anyone who could help me obtain this information?
I don't usually reply to #12345 screen numbers anymore, but I'm a grandparent of 2 fully recovered, formerly severely autistic grandsons.
Since we've spent several hundred thousand dollars and 10 years (and counting) discovering the methods to autistic recovery, we've also helped several dozen other families start the road to recovery for their autistic kids.
It's not expensive once you know what to do, but it's VERY expensive when you're in the "try everything and pray" mode, and your results will be necessarily limited, due MAINLY to the "professional" commmunity that takes your money, and guides you (mostly) in the wrong directions.
That said, a coupla things..... The "parasites" are the least of your problems and you really need to get rolling on recovering as much of your son as possible. The candida and leaky gut are ALSO just symptoms, and the longer he's non-verbal, the more likely he never will be verbal. Plus you have (as you've probably noticed) the problems of hormones kicking in and as his body develops, you have doorways closing to functions he'll never be able to recover.
You need to give more detail about your son...Was he autistic from birth, regressive after 18 months, is on gfcf/sf/cf diet, does he make eye contact and does have dental fillings and did YOU have dental problems that had been filled with Amalgam mercury before he born? Has he been vaccinated over the years, and what were they? (including the Hep-B at birth) Have you done any heavy metal chelation and does he have any problems with hearing or eyesight? (or can you tell?) Does he have violent tendencies, or can you control him pretty well?
I don't mean to get your hopes up for nothing, but I've seen some spectacular turn-arounds, and if you can get him talking, your lives will change dramatically. (it's generally not too hard to do this, btw)
Let me know if you'd like advice, but not if you're going to have me type it all out, just to ignore it because there's so many conflicting opinions coming at you.
I don't mind helping if I can, but it'll require discipline on your part and the willingness NOT TO TRY EVERYTHING AT ONCE. You can't make progress unless you follow a METHODICAL process of trial and error towards his problems.
His gut chemistry sounds fairly screwed up and the MMS drops will help him later, if he can't tolerate it now. But we're talking about a recovery process of YEARS, not MONTHS or days, and if you start a reasonable program of recovery today, you'll probably see measurable IQ and verbal differences within a year.
Our kids are not "tough nuts" when we spend enough of our own time DIRECTLY OBSERVING THEM, and we become their own personal "autism experts" with a little simple and inexpensive guidance of what to try next.
(Just in case you're wondering, I have nothing to sell and have a real job in an unrelated field, not one that bleeds hurting parents dry when they're at their most vulnerable.)