Sunday, June 29, 2008

Yeast Die-Off Diarrhea

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Source: 3 1/2 year old boy diagnosed with moderate autism

Style: Diarrhea, black specs

Notes: Mom reports: "I've upped the yeast protocol, but have been doing it for over a week now with no changes. Suddenly, we had a few diarrhea issues and then it went normal again. This was one that had a horrilbe fish smell and had several black specks in it, even though nothing he had eaten had black seasoning or would've been that color."

Submitted by: Deidre

Monday, June 23, 2008

Melted Cheese-Like Strings

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Source: 19-month old girl.

Style: Loose/unformed with melted cheese-like strings.

Notes: Mom wonders if this is yeast overgrowth. "Over the past 7-10 days she has started occasionally tip-toe walking and hand/arm flapping when very excited or very upset. These are new bahaviours for her, and we wonder if they may be related to yeast overgrowth." Other notes from mom: "We reduced her dose of biotin a few weeks ago because I was wondering if she was reacting to it. Now I think her yeast has flared back up as a result. She is currently on a Klaire probiotic (infant formula) and 3,000 mcg biotin twice a day. She had been on 4,500 mcg twice a day in the past and we saw good die-off from that, so I think we need to up the dose again." Child is almost exclusively fed Neocate infant formula "since her GI issues are so severe."

Submitted by: Sheri

Diflucan, Fever, & Diarrhea

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Source: 3-year old PDD-NOS girl.

Style: Loose, diarrhea, black specs in photo #2.

Notes: Child is currently on Week 3 of Diflucan. Mom notes: "This morning she woke up with 102.8 fever. Her twin sister had the fever 2 days ago with no diarrhea. She had this poop during the day. I am thinking viral die-off or maybe yeast. The second picture is much looser in consistancy and you can see little black specs. She is stilling running a fever with no other symptoms."

Submitted by: April

Multi-colored Balls

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Source: 20-month old NT [neuro-typical] boy.

Style: Balls.

Notes: Child's twin sisters have PDD-NOS; boy "has no issues thus far" per mom. "I thought this picture was interesting since you can tell he had green beans and hot dogs last night. You can definetly see them in color. Strange how the individual ball colors are what he ate separately."

Submitted by: April

Saturday, June 21, 2008


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Source: 26 month old boy, not on the autism specturm.

Style: Unformed. Loose.

Notes: Child is currently on Amoxicillan 400 and has had past yeast issues after antibiotics. He has been on the GFCF diet for 3 months, been CF for 6 months.

Submitted by: Susan


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Source: 3-year old SPD boy.

Style: First parts are formed but soft. Last part is mushy, unformed. I also saw black specs, white seed-like specs, some strings, and the pee looked oily.

Notes: Photo #1 is with the pee (note oily appearance and dark color of the pee). Photo #2 is after I dumped the pee out. This morning he all of a sudden started complaining that his penis hurt. We looked and couldn't find anything externally that looked "off" or different. It seemed to get worse and he was in a lot of pain. I was thinking maybe it was a urinary tract infection, but I called the pediatrician's office and they said it's very rare for a 3-year old boy to get a UTI. He was miserable. He wouldn't pee. He wouldn't get in the bath. Finally he fell asleep and slept for about an hour. When he woke up, he did this pee and poop. Once he was done with all this, he was back to normal.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Vitamin C, Magnesium Citrate

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Source: 6-year old girl, PDD-NOS/Aspergers, SPD, Receptive/Expressive Language Disorder, Anxiety, ADHD

Style: Formed and pretty soft. Fell apart when mom flushed the toilet

Notes: Mom reports: "Been working on eliminating yeast, for almost a month now, by giving 8 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) in AM and PM. She had been experiencing severe blockage/constipation about 3 weeks ago, most likely as a result of the die-off. Along with all her other supplements, she's now taking 200 mg magnesium citrate 2x/day, and 1,000 mg vitamin C 3x/day. She complained of a tummy ache associated with the poop, so it's probably time to cut back either on the C or magnesium."

Submitted by: Anna

Constipation, White Strings

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Source: 3-year old boy with "moderate autism." On GFCF diet and "tons of supplements."

Style: Little balls. Mom reports "tiny white string-like things in them."

Notes: Child is currently taking Diflucan for yeast and "has weird poops," says mom. "One day they are formed, the next day they'll be runny, and many days he doesn't have any at all (sometimes up to 3 or 4 days)." "I noticed they had tiny white string-like things in them," mom says, "so I called the pediatrician and made an appointment for tomorrow to discuss and pick up a pin worm test. (Better safe than sorry!) I'm not sure what they are but have 3 guesses: pin worms, yeast die off, or undigested rice crispy treats from last tell me!"

Submitted by: Cyndi

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Yeast Overgrowth?

Source: 3-year old SPD boy.
Style: Formed. Some "strings" in the middle. Some mucus bottom right.
Notes: I think strings and mucus could be indiciative of some yeast overgrowth. I gave him 1 drop of GSE after this. Child had missed a couple of days of biotin too, but he's back on it now.

Blueberry Skins

Source: 3-year old SPD boy.
Style: Formed.
Notes: I think the specs in there are blueberry or raspberry skins.

Eating Lots of Rice

Source: 3-year old SPD boy
Style: Formed. Bumpy. Type #2 on the Stool Chart.
Notes: Child had been eating lots of rice-based foods. I believe this made the poop more on the constipated (ie, balls) side rather than "smooth" edged.

Pale Colored

Source: 3-year old SPD boy.
Style: Formed.
Notes: Pale in color.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Source: 23-month old boy diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID), and possibly apraxia.
Style: Unformed with undigested food. Poop #2 is more runny than #1.
Notes: The child "worked" for about 20 minutes on Poop #1 which was immediately followed by Poop #2. The child is on a GF diet, but he still does have occasional milk, according to his mom. His primary source is breast milk. He eats well, according to mom, "but his poops ALWAYS come out runny and or undigested." He got a hold of a few bites of his sister's wheat toast today, and Poop #2 "is obviously the outcome of that." Mom notes that it smells REALLY bad too.
Submitted by: Jenn

Mucus, Undigested Food

Source: 4-year old PDD-NOS boy.
Style: Unformed.
Notes: Child is currently off almost all supplements and is "a MESS" according to mom. Spinach can be seen in the stool. The red is most likely tomatoes, she says (not blood). Child was with his father over the weekend; dad doesn't report food consumed nor give supplements. Mom also reports lots of mucus in the stool. She thinks the color is indicative of yeast and is planning to treat for yeast using biotin and GSE.
Submitted by: Heather

Friday, June 13, 2008


Source: 16 month old NT boy
Style: Unformed. Possibly yeast die-off.
Notes: Boy has been on culterelle & VSL in unknown doses because they were stolen from sibling! He is going 2-3 times a day. His behavior seems normal.
Submitted by: Julee
Additional note from Tori: Click on the photo to increase size. Check out the top center of the photo. I am seeing little white lines of a consistent size and shape. These look like worms to me, although I could be wrong.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Formed & Fuzzy

Source: 3-year old SPD boy
Style: Formed, fuzzy (not the photo, but the poop -- as if it has fuzz on it)

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