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10 Yr Old Sick
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Hi, Can anyone tell me how long before I should begin seeing some difference in my 10 yr. olds energy, weight etc. My heart is breaking watching her....Paula

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Everyone is so different from what I've read, it's hard to say. If her intestines showed signifigant damage, she will take longer. My intestines were signifigantly damaged, and I had lost a great deal of weight before my diagnosis. I gained a lot of it back during the first 6 weeks on the diet, but I have yet to show other improvements and I've been gluten-free for 8 months. So, as you can see, there's no magic number. If she hasn't gained any weight at all within 6 weeks, I'd have her see a celiac disease specialist and also look closely at the diet. Good luck.

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Wow Paula, I am in the same boat but its my eight year old and it kills me daily to watch her and I still see no positive results and I am scared to death to the point taking her into our hometown is stressful as people are so shocked by her appearance and weight loss.

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Your message struck me because my daughter just turned 10 a few days ago. She was confirmed with Celiac Disease in March. My daughter was extremely sick before the GI doctors confirmed with the endoscopy that she did have Celiac. The diet is "ok" for her but she hates everything as far as breads, crackers, cakes. The GI recommended her to go on a vitamin immediately and she is on Protonic to help with the additional problems she had before being confirmed. I was told also that it could be a while to see results. She hasn't gained much weight if any and also suffers from anxiety/stress related to "I might be sick". I think that part of the disease is worse then anything. I am just waiting and praying that in a few more months she will be back to my little girl. But I do see improvements overall as far as she generally has NO more stomach aches.

Keep pushing head.

Kristen

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I am 14 and I think I have Celiac. It is EXTREMELY hard for me to gain weight. My doctors think I may have a malabsorption problem. That's when your intestines do not absorb your food and fats correctly. Some doctors call this "Leaky Gut Syndrome" also, this may disgust you, but if your child has "floating" stools when the have a bowl movement, then that means they are not absorbing their fat in the food correctly. Hope this helped!

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