PeoplYoung schoolboy searching for answers sitting at his desk in the classroom staring up into the air with a thoughtful expressione who are likely to respond to the Feingold Program typically have one or more of these symptoms.  While the symptoms are not necessarily abnormal, a chemically-sensitive person will display more of them more frequently and to more of an extreme than the average person.

Physician supervision is always needed when changing medications. Although success on this diet may make them unnecessary, do not stop them on your own – work with a physician.

If any of these symptoms have appeared suddenly or if they are severe, consult a physician. It may be a symptom of some other, more serious, condition.  This material is for information only and is not intended to replace appropriate medical care.

COGNITIVE AND PERCEPTUAL DISTURBANCES

  • Auditory processing problems
  • Visual processing problems
  • Difficulty in comprehension
  • Difficulty in reasoning (math problems or word meanings)

 COMPULSIVE ACTIONS

  • Compulsively repeats an activity
  • Excessive touching
  • Chews clothing, other objects
  • Scratches or picks at skin

EMOTIONAL CONCERNS

  • Gets upset too easily
  • Irritable, impatient
  • Anxious
  • Depressed
  • Mood swings
  • Suicidal thoughts

HYPERACTIVITY

  • Unable to sit still
  • Runs instead of walking
  • Constantly in motion

IMPULSIVE ACTIONS

  • Unpredictable behavior
  • Destructive, aggressive
  • Unresponsive to discipline
  • Poor self-control
  • Disruptive, interrupts often
  • Inappropriate noises
  • Excessive or loud talking
  • Unaware of danger

NEURO-MUSCULAR INVOLVEMENT

  • Accident-prone
  • Poor muscle coordination
  • Poor eye-hand coordination
  • Difficulty writing or drawing
  • Dyslexia (reading problems)
  • Speech difficulties or delays
  • Eye muscle disorder (nystagmus, strabismus)
  • Tics
  • Seizures (with migraine or hyperactivity)
  • Overreacts to touch, pain, sound, lights

PHYSICAL CONCERNS

Frequent Physical Complaints
  • Ear infections
  • Asthma
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Bedwetting (enuresis)
  • Daytime wetting
  • Stomachaches
  • Hives or rashes (urticaria)
  • Eczema, very dry skin
  • Leg aches
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Congestion
Sleep Disturbances
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Nightmares, night terrors

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN

  • Distractible
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Unable to listen to an entire story
  • Fails to complete projects
  • Doesn’t seem to hear you