Just a short followup to our Target Meltdown post from earlier this summer. Without totally jinxing myself, I think it's only fair to admit that we've since learned of some extenuating circumstances.
Sometime this spring your doctor recommended starting you on Flonase nasal spray to help with your allergies and constant skin rashes. We did it for about two and a half months before something finally clicked in my brain and I started to suspect just what was going on.
During that time, you STOPPED eating. This by itself was HUGE. You are the world's best eater. You LOVE food. We've worked so hard at cultivating good eating habits and then one day, BOOM, it was all gone. I couldn't believe what was happening. I tried everything I could think of to get us back on track, to no avail. And the worst part was that everyone I talked to about it kept telling me that it was typical of a 3 year old.
Meanwhile some other weird stuff was going on, but again...maybe you are just 3? Lots of tantrums (for you), and it was taking HOURS for you to fall asleep at night. Then the nights started to get even worse. We would go to bed and you'd constantly kick your legs. I Googled "can toddlers have restless leg syndrome?" and went down a rabbit hole of WEIRD.
The short of this story is that I discovered Flonase is a steroid with lots of officially undocumented side effects, such as restless leg, behavioral changes in children, and....a sort of soapy sour taste in your mouth! WHA....???!!!!!
Within days of quitting, everything started to go back to normal, including your awesome eating habits. And (knock on wood) you haven't had another tantrum since. The only drawback is I haven't figured out a better treatment for your allergies, so for now, you suffer. :(