Why did the terrible twos never end ….Not saying there are not moments or periods of some resemblance of calm. If your raising a child with unique needs it can feel like the “terrible twos” never really went away.
Over the years many Drs would tell me don’t worry he will grow out of this or should grow out of that. But if He doesn’t well… seek help.
I can’t tell you how many times the years would come and go and certain behaviors would still be an issue. Finally we found a Dr that looked deeper and did Gene testing, hormone and neuron testing.
So we have found some breakthroughs that have helped explain some things and gain greater understanding. We figured out the medications (psychotherapy) that past Drs had put my son on to help actually with his genetic makeup were making him worse.
He has MTHFR – Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase – we found out through Gene testing
His tests showed he was lacking major in certain nutrients because his body can’t absorb them unless formulated right.
We were literally at a cross roads and running out of options. My son was depressed and suicidal and we had been to so many Drs, places and tried everything. The medications side affects were so bad and his depression was getting worse not better.
It’s a terrifying thing when your child tells you please sleep in my room at night because I don’t trust myself not to harm myself. When the professionals have no real answers and medications are not working.
We watched our son go from a depressed state that thought of death all the time to a happy and functioning young man. Not perfect but so much better. We are still dealing with many other issues but having your child want to stay alive becomes your top focus when your child is slipping down that terrible slope.
Once we got him on the right nutrients through vitamins formulated so he could absorb them he transformed. He also sees a great Therpist and we check in regularly to see how he is doing emotionally. It was not a quick fix and took time but the changes where real and long lasting. He still has struggles with his disabilities and but he wants to live now.
MTHFR is controversial in the medical world but the results I have seen in my son and others has been nothing short of a miracle for our family.
Here the Gene testing sight