Two months ago we decided to remove phenols as much as possible in Brian's diet and see if there would be any effect.
It definitely seemed to help with his mood swings he was having at the time as well as sleep. I was having many nights in a row of non-interrupted sleep. Bliss!
This past Saturday we decided to go apple picking. Apples are very high in phenols and also one of the food items Brian was previously "addicted" to. I decided to just let him have some apples- it couldn't be that bad, right?
Well Saturday, Sunday, and Monday Brian had an apple each day as well as a glass of apple cider. All three nights he has been up for hours at a time and yesterday he had huge, tears running down his face, meltdowns for simple things that don't usually unnerve him- like coming in from outside, putting his stuff away, etc.
I hate to see him so upset like that but it's nice to know that steps I take are working. Back to no phenols!