I am a Paramedic and am coming to you pediatric experts for some insight. I have a stepdaughter whose half sister has Down Syndrome. She is about 14 or 15 I think. Since she has begun menstruating, she has been having an unusual array of symptoms during that week only and returning to her normal levels when not on her period. These include loss of coordination, behavioral problems, inability to walk, crawls on her belly, becomes almost catatonic, etc to name a few. This time has been abusive toward her family but not toward family friends. Hits family with objects then laughs.
Has anyone run into anything like this and do you know what might be done to lessen the severity of these episodes? Her family is going nuts trying to maintain. Any suggestions, advice or insights to go to her doctor with may be helpful. They have put her through a battery of tests, including CT's, EEG's EMG's and have come up blank. That is why I am coming to the people that deal with this everyday, her doctors seem clueless right now.
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