... My sister moved in with me when our mother died 25 years ago. She used to sneak food and hide things. I am not sure why. I think that just might be a Down's tendency. I guess she thinks she has to hide things if she thinks I won't approve. (2 replies)
... Hi my Lo is also diagnosed ds after birth. But still we can't accept this. As you mentioned my son also strong and lifting his head up and rolling over . He is exactly 3 months 2 days now. He does not have any heart defects. And all other test is also good. Some snoring problem is there .. can you tell me how is your son doing now ? (2 replies)
... I would check with her Primary Care Physician and see about starting a diet and some moderate exercise. Teach her about healthy foods and exercise, but make it fun. Another option would be to see about starting therapy with a Mental Health Practitioner that would address the overeating and maybe other underlying issues that are causing the overeating.
Good luck! (2 replies)
... My 23 year old sister has been over weight since she was a teenager. She has over eaten for as long as I can remember, but it just started to be a problem where she sneaks food all night long. She knows how to use the microwave so she would just cook anything she wanted from the fridge or freezer. So we got rid of the microwave thinking it would help since we can't get rid of... (2 replies)
... Bless you for trying to help him and his parents. I know that caring for a down syndrome adult is challenging as my 22 year old son has downs and is autistic too. You are a blessing to his parents as I know they must be exhausted. ... (3 replies)
... I am currently living with a Downs Syndrome adult in his late 30s. I am his cousin. His parents are in their 70s and struggling to know how to manage his constant refrain that he is sad. ... (3 replies)
... There is a book, "Mental Wellness in Adults With Down Syndrome," by Dr. Chicoine. Dr. Chicoine began and still runs the oldest adult down syndrome health clinic in the U.S., and possibly the world. Unfortunately it is just outside of Chicago, and due to overwhelmig response, they only see residents of Ill.. ... (12 replies)
... Hello, My daughter is 47 and has Down syndrome. (12 replies)
... Hashimoto's Encephalopathy is underdiagnosed in the general and in the Down syndrome population. ... (19 replies)
... Hello I am new to the discussion thread and I am in need of seeking help and advice from mothers with Down Syndrome Children diagnosed with Hashimoto Encephalitis. My sister who is 13 years old was diagnosed with Hashimoto Encephalitis 7 months ago. ... (19 replies)
... n syndrome. She has very similar symptoms like you are writing about. I too have an open thread "HASHIMOTO'S ENCEPHALITIS" Clyde, a mom with a daughter with Down syndrome is very knowledgeable and has been a godsend to us. ... (9 replies)
... ly. It's now the end of Sugust and no testing as of yet but I am keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow morning. I know it has to do with the fact that the Down Syndrome marks her. its a calling card that leads to immediate profiles that shadow judgement even at UPenn. I will let you know. ... (19 replies)
... Hi BriMom, you are taking your daughter to the very best Neurology Clinic to learn if what she has is Hashimotos Enscephalopathy. Overall, it took 5 years for us to learn that she has HE. The problem we ran into and which all parents of persons with DS are familiar with is that when something unusual occurs with our children's health it is always "it's his/her Down... (19 replies)
... I don't know how close you are to San Diego. What I do know is that the top doc in all matters Down syndrome in the world is located in San Diego. His name is Dr. William Mobley at UCSD. ... (9 replies)
... Great that they did an Echo; that is how they found the Sub-aortic stenosis in my daughter. So it appears that you can check that off your 'worry list.' I would hope that you will follow up on the thyroid antibodies tests. Has your daughter had EEG? How is your daughter's balance? Does she have any involuntary movement, i.e. Jerks or seizures? How is her speech, as compared to... (19 replies)
... I am the adopted father of a 28 year old adult daughter with Down Syndrome. Her name is Corinne.
About three years ago, my wife and I had to move away from our home in Orange County. At that time, had you asked me about Corinne, I would have told you she was about the happiest little thing I had ever met, without a care in the world.
Almost as soon as we arrived in... (9 replies)
... of the medical profession sees is their Down syndrome and then it is so convenient to blame their DS for everything, instead of trying to learn what is wrong with them. ... (19 replies)
... I was amazed to read a post and I see it was from 2010 on down syndrome and H.E. ... (19 replies)
... 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. :) (12 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: (12 replies)