I recently completed weaning my 3 year old daughter (one month ago) and since then she has exhibited some unusual behavior that I don't totally understand. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the weaning, but the timing suggests that perhaps it is. I have already taken her to a few doctors appointments to rule out some medical issues. All appears normal.
The behavior that quite suddenly started happening is what I can only describe as "drunken" or some might call "slap-happy" but it is pronounced, extreme, and started quite suddenly. There are usually several hours a day in which she suddenly acts totally different than her normal self. She isn't necessarily crabby, but she suddenly starts moving in an uncoordinated clumsy manner, slurring her words or talking in a way that makes no sense, not answering questions appropriatedly (for example if, during this time, I would ask her something like "where is your kitty cat?" she might answer something totally non sensible such as "so I'm pooping on this book" in a really loopy tone of voice) this is not how she normally is, during her normal "state" she usually converses quite logically for her age and speaks in a normal, alert tone of voice. Other symptoms are her asking the same question over and over again, being very destructive (throwing things or breaking them and laughing) among other things.
Like I said, I've brought her to the doctor and he has ruled out hypoglycemia/diabetes and seizures. He suspects it is emotionally related to the weaning. Has anyone else experienced this? What is especially strange is that it comes on very suddenly, lasts a few hours, then suddenly goes away and she is completely back to normal. There is never a point at which she is kindof in one state and kindof in another. It is either normal, or this totally "loopy" toddler. Any insight appreciated!