When families have a child with Autism, they want to do everything they can to help them. For this reason, I want to share this particular experience...
I had seen Jenny Mcarthy and Holly Robinson Pete on television and various magazines, talking about their Autistic children. I was impressed with the amount of research they each had done on the disability and I began thinking that maybe I should educate myself more on the subject.
Somewhere along the line, I came across material that talked about people with Autism having vitamin deficiencies. I searched it out and found a pharmacy on the Internet that would custom make vitamins according to a particular ailment or disability. I ordered the vitamins and gave them to my son every morning.
A few weeks later, he had a seizure; then a few weeks later, another. My family and I tried to figure out why this was happening. He hadn't had a seizure for years! All we could think of that he was doing differently was taking the vitamins. Immediately we stopped; then we did some more research. We learned that a particular vitamin in the multi capsule we were giving him would make the drug that he was taking for seizure control ineffective.
I wish to make other parents aware that this could be a problem for them as well. Please seek advice from your child's physician before you give him/her something that sounds even as harmless as a vitamin.