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Mrs.Patchon

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  1. Hi Everyone, I believe my 3.5 year ols son has Celiacs. He has not been tested yet, and has been Gluten and Dairy free for almost 2 weeks. About a year ago I noticed changes in his behavior. He had horrible temper tantrums that would last for *hours* most of time over nothing, and lost his ability to focus and concentrate. He developed dark circles under his eyes and regressed on his potty training and has had slightly delayed speech. He also had always had a loose, usually light brown or reddish, very foul smelling stool, never a normal brown formed stool. His pediatrician suggested ADHD at the time, but in my gut, I just felt that was not what was going on so I did not pursue treatment. A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a blog post about how diet can affect a toddlers behavior. The blogger described her daughter (actually diagnosed with celiacs) as having all the exact same symptoms as my son. I continued to research and decided to take my son off dairy and gluten. I took him off dairy for 2 days and noticed an explosion in his speech so I went ahead and cut out all the gluten. So far, his temper tantrums have disapeared, he has started holding his bladder through the night or waking up to pee, no accidents, he's able to concentrate on his toys and books is able to occupy himself now and for the first time ever tonight he had a *normal looking, normal smelling* stool. His appetite has really picked up. He does still have his dark circles and has never complained of stomach aches like I keep reading of other children doing. Does this sound like Celiacs to you guys? Thank you, Brandi.