7 year old daughter, we just learned, has pica. Appreciate any response.I won't even try eplaining how it feels to learn that your 7 year-old child has been eating dirt, rocks, clay, erasers, pencil lead, chalk, etc., for at least 2 years without ever having been told about it. That's a whole other topic. (Like whay didn't I see this? I watch my kids and don't let them wander. I never saw it.) Anyway, I looked in the Remedy Finder to see if any phrasing for this disorder would be acknowledged, but nothing. So, I am asking for help here. She has low iron, and as soon as I discovered the pica (geophagy) I learned as much as I could on immediate therapy. Iron supplementation was the first thing (along with vitamin C for absorption). These are dietary, though.She has been thought to have ADHD for a couple of years. Evidently, severe iron deficiency can cause such symptoms. I would like someone to help me (rather her) with this. I don't agree with the doctors about the drug treatment necessary. I will not do that to my child. Aside from physically restraining her at all times, so as to insure that she does not injest any more of these things, I see no real solution. Restraining is not a solution, either, it is just a very extreme measure that I feel would probably cease the eating of earth substances - but not necessarily solve the problem or help her at all.
M&M+3 on 2010-02-06
I was consulted by a patient whose son at 13 years was over 5ft and was eating unusually large quantities of food. He was in normal health and I prescribed Calcium (Rejucalcium) on the off chance that his eating in excess was perhaps due to his body craving this chemical as his rapidly growing bones demanded it. I was informed by the father that within a week, his son's appetite returned back to normal. The boy is now 16 and is a 6 footer and a Rugby star in his school with a healthy body and bulk and eats normally.
It occurred to me that your daughter may also benefit from a daily dose of Calcium and you can give her a tablet as indicated on the label and observe if she responds.
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