... My older sister has Down Syndrome. She is 38, and is on citalopram (antidepressant), abilify, and lamictal. She also was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I grew up with her so I can give you the sibling's point of view. :) (3 replies)
... Maryfran: I've heard that soy is really bad for the thyroid, so maybe it would be a good idea also to stay away from soy products- and there is soy in many products that we don't even realize, examine the ingredient labels carefully. Sometimes its hidden: anything that has soy in the name, TVP, TSF TSP, HVP, hydrolized plant protein, anything that has artificial flavorings. ... (3 replies)
... I am hoping to find other parent's that also have an adult with Down Syndrome. I am finding that there is several subjects for baby's etc. but very little groups that focus on "adults with Down Syndrome". :angel: (3 replies)
... My partners sister has a Downs syndrome son who is twenty six years old. She has found "naked women" on his websites visited history and wants me to put on parental controls. ... (1 replies)
... People with Down Syndrome are very much like other people. They have different temperments and personality traits. ... (2 replies)
... r this dog and she herself no matter how high functioning is still someone that truly may need supervision herself. From what I have been advised regarding Down Syndrome individuals is that they cannot adapt to situations that are not learned. ... (2 replies)
... My experience with Downes Syndrome individuals has been minimal. ... (2 replies)
... Hi- I hope your baby is doing better since I just read your post and your baby is probably 18 months old now. My DS child, who is 2 years old, has severe sensory issues. He will eat only eat sweet potatoes and occasionally peas, everything pureed. With some children there are several issues involved- probably you as a mom together with a good team of doctors can figure out... (1 replies)
... My son is 16 and has Down Syndrome. He had diarrhea for 11 years before we found out he had Celiac Disease. Left untreated - they won't get the nutrients they need and will have esophageal refux and behaviors to do GI tract pain. I had a new kid once he was diagnosed. Also left untreated - you can get cancers in the GI tract. Not trying to scare you but I feel guilty for... (11 replies)
... My son with Down syndrome was also born with Hirschsprungs disease. While I AM NOT saying that your daughter has this congenital defect it is something that you can ask about. ... (11 replies)
... Sounds to me like she has a food allergy. My oldest son had what your daughter has, it ended up being dairy products, I'd either by buy milk that is Lactose free for a week or just cut out milk products for a week and see what happens, also write down what she eats each day & also what what her bowel movement were like each day, you maybe able to figure this out on your own,... (11 replies)
... My 21 year old daughter has down syndrome. Her thyroid goes back and forth from hyper to hypothyroidism. She has lost 14 pounds over the past months. She has extreme mood swings, intolerance to heat/cold, problems with balance, etc. Her endocrinologist would like to remove the thyroid. There are other "options" such as radio-active iodine treatment or medication. We are... (0 replies)
... He could very well have Down syndrome. The symptoms vary widely.
He could also have a rare version of Down syndrome, such as mosaicism, where only some of the cells in his body have the extra chromosome.
He could also have some other genetic condition. Sometimes they have similar symptoms. Doesn't sound likely with those particular signs though. (2 replies)
I have a 3 year old daughter with Down Syndrome. She has never had a solid bowel movement. It's not exactly diahrrhea but it's always mushy. Sometimes she has violent explosions. She has no pain at all. She also has a great appetite and eats very well. She sleeps 10 hours a night and takes a nap. She looks to be the picture of health except for this problem. The... (11 replies)
... :wave:Hi debreb thanx for replying at my message...My doc, found a brigth spot on my babys heart...I am bearly 18yrs old and they told me there was a risk that my baby could have the down syndrome... (3 replies)
... hter's ultrasound her doctor told her there were "markers" on different parts of the ultrasound that he called calcium deposits that may be an indicator of Downs Syndrome but not definite at all. ... (3 replies)
... my newborn has only a couple of signs of down syndrome such the line on palms of his hands and gap between toes he feeds well and is alert and normal in every other way this is my 5th baby and he looks just the same as his brother in the face the doctors have sent us for test im so worried is it possible to have these signs and not be downsyndrome (2 replies)
... I am 30 years old 17 weeks pregnant with my first child and received an abnormal reading on my quad screen. I was WNL for AFP, estriodal and inhibin-A. My HcG levels were at 3.98. 4 multiples above the median (which is 1.0). Given my age and normal markings for the other indicators, my risk is low. But how does the elevated level fo HcG relate to an increased chance of having... (0 replies)
... Hi, i'm new to this, but i need to find out what the possible chances are that our baby might develop down syndrome.
We went to our first ultrasound 1 week ago and it was pretty awesome, the baby waved at us :) we are 21 weeks pregnant this week.
We went to go for a routine check up and the doctor told us that the baby has a thick heart valve, sumthing along those lines and... (1 replies)
... There are no levels of down syndrome, its an anomaly of the chromosomes. -however every individual whether with or without genetic discord, has abundance of other genetic and evironmental factors that influence one's abilities to function, learn and thrive in life. Infact DS individuals may possess good intellect, learning and rationalizing characters on par with normal... (7 replies)