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This topic came up somewhere else I had posted. Did anyone notice that their child started having trouble sleeping after you went gluten-free? If so, how long did it last? Our son has been waking up much earlier since we went gluten-free and we're into our 4th week. It's not a good thing either as his behavior is reflecting it.
africanqueen... No, I haven't tried them yet, but talked to a few that have and they say they're delicious!
kareng... LOL. No, far from it. We're in New Brunswick, Canada! My husband is a huge football fan, and started cheering for the Chiefs back in the Montana days. He's stuck with them ever since. We flew out to KC for a game several years back - LOVED the city, beautiful architecture, the statues, fountains. Can't wait to go back.
Well, I got ahold of the company, and it's what PP said ^^ they have a plant that manufacture's wheat products as well, so there could be trace airborne amounts. They do batch samplings however, and have never tested higher than 5 parts per million, and the threshold for the legal label of gluten free is 20 parts per million.
For that, I'll admit, I'm tempted to try the stuff. It'd be so nice to have good chocolate candy that are GMO, preservative, artificial color, flavors etc... free.
So, while researching the gluten-free diet, we just decided to go gluten-free for a few days, to see if we could actually "do" it, while researching it and seeing if we wanted to try it. My children have not had any gluten since Monday morning. And... I think we're seeing improvements!
For my son - he has been noticeably less gassy, and I haven't seen his ears turn red, once. He's also been easier to transition.
For my daughter - two nights in a row now she has gone to sleep without her Melatonin, and last night she slept clear through until 5:30!!!
Is it possible to start seeing improvements that soon, or is it a fluke?
nvsmom - We homeschool too! We're in New Brunswick, it wouldn't be a problem to get provisions for a celiac diet if they were to enter the public school system. It'd be far harder to get provisions for services for my son's sensory issues or my daughter's ASD.
^^We live in Canada. We only see a GP. In order to see a ped gastro we would have to be referred to a ped, which would take at least 2 months. Then we would have to have the ped refer us to a ped gastro, which would take another 2-3 months. The nearest ped gastro is 7 hours from home at the children's hospital. Now, the ped would probably order some tests, however, the wait time is normally 1 month for blood work, and would be probably 3+ months for any sort of scope. So, we'd be looking at another 3-6 months for testing, then tack on another month for results.
They already tested our daughter this summer and it was negative. Our doctor won't test again for another year. And, if we do the gluten-free diet and it works, do we really NEED to know that it's celiac?