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brewstate

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  1. I know they are not the same thing. My mother has celiacs and also highly allergic to monosodium glutamate and my sister is gluten intolerant so I know the basics just not much more than that yet (it seems heriditary to some degree in our family). I do want to get him tested obviously but haven't researched where to start yet. I'm just hoping the medical industry will take me more seriously than that and won't just try to medicate him with prozac or some other mood stabilizers.
  2. We are working on getting a diagnosis but lately his mood had been getting so bad that he had begun threatening to commit suicide pretty much daily and also have crazy tantrums and mood swings. Honestly, I begin to worry that he might actually do it so per my mom's suggestion, I'm doing an elimination diet right now to see if it helps. Otherwise, probably my only other option is therapy/and or drugs which I absolute DO NOT want. At first I thought he might have leukemia or be anemic because he had permanent dark spots under his eyes, had lost 6 lbs in 1 month (that's 10% of his body weight), was extremely lethargic, loss of appetite, was having crazy mood swings, joint pain, and stomach issues. Its only been a week but I *think* I see some improvement. The vitamin D angle may very well be the case and I guess for now I should keep letting him eat dairy as it doesn't seem to affect his behavior besides wanting more than usual. This is all very new to us so its also extremely scary.
  3. My 7 year old son and family are going on a gluten free elimination diet to see if we can improve his mood swings and depression issues. Both my mom and sis are allergic to wheat so its not a far leap to assume it hereditary. I have read as much as I can but haven't found an answer to my question yet. DS has been gluten-free for about a week. We are experiencing a lot of the withdrawal symptoms that many have mentioned. One thing I have found alarming is since being off gluten (I'm sure not perfectly yet) my son has developed crazy craving for dairy. He has pretty much disliked and didn't drink milk for 2 years and now he begs for milk, cheese, ice cream, chips with cheese flavoring, anything he can get his hands on really. Is this part of the withdrawal symptoms or do you think something else is going on here? I don't particularly want to pull him off wheat and dairy at the same time since I'm worried it would overload him but I don't know what to do. Help!