Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:18 AM
Posted 21 April 2004 - 04:50 PM
I am brand new to this, just registered last night. I'm not new to Celiac Disease however, my daughter, Evelyn, was diagnosed in Aug 02. She's now almost 3 and seems to be fully recovered from all of her initial symptoms. She does have constipation quite regularly now. Since I noticed this was about Metamucil, I thought you might know if this is normal? I did know Metamucil is gluten-free and I alternate that with prune juice with her to "get things moving".
I'm quite diligent about her gluten-free diet but have to admit I havn't taken her back to a doctor since her diagnosis.....due to lack of faith in them. Our quest to find a diagnosis for her was typical. She had severe diarrhea and weighed 13 lbs. at 13 months old, large swollen stomach, frail small features...from what I've read, the most typical, easiest to diagnos symptoms...of course our pediatrician was stumped and ordered up every test under the sun for her until my husband and I researched her symptoms online and found a Pediatric GI in Madison, WI who is originally from Hungary. He took one look at her and knew just as we did, it had to be Celiac.
So if anyone has a similar experience with a recovering yet constipated child I'd love some insight. Is this normal or am I missing something?
Posted 22 April 2004 - 06:53 PM
Posted 22 April 2004 - 08:16 PM
I'm just finding my way around this board and have found the parents section now. It is interesting however to get info from older celiacs that can talk about their symptoms. Have you implemented flax seed into your diet at all? I just bought some Bob's Red Mill flax and thought I'd add it to the gluten-free bread I bake. Any info?
Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:00 PM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 23 April 2004 - 05:34 AM
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Posted 23 April 2004 - 08:55 AM
Response (Amy) - 04/23/2004 08:05 AM
Thanks for writing, Kathleen.
You'll be happy to know Metamucil powder and capsules are gluten-free. Metamucil Wafers contain gluten because of the wheat flour in them.
If you have additional questions or concerns, we're just an e-mail away.
Consumer - 04/22/2004 07:04 PM
Son has been gluten-free since December 2001
Posted 23 April 2004 - 07:53 PM
Another alternative are gluten-free baked beans, I get a lot of fibre from baked beans, I've always loved them warmed on top of toast!
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