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Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:44 AM
I am also getting concerned with her weight. She is 4' 9"or 10" and only 68lbs.
I told the ped. that my mother was celiac, but she didn't seem very concerned about her problem being celiac. The only test she is sending her for right now is a lactose test, too see if her intolerance is worse than we thought.
But she did say to do 3 different trial elimination diets: gluten, dairy, fruit.
We opted to do gluten first, to me that was the easiest! I grew up with it! LOL
Today was only day 2. After breakfast she comes to me all smiles. Telling me she didn't feel sick after eating. She usually gets somewhat crampy after almost every meal.
We get to our meeting and she is all smiles telling Grandma, how good she feels. I never realized that she felt that bad before!
My dd who quite frequently has moody, tempermental spells. Was all smiles! It was wonderful!
But it has only been 2 days. How can 2 days make a difference? I'm half afraid, it was just a fluke and we will go back to normal tomorrow. On the other hand I'm half afraid it isn't, and I will have to put her on a gluten free diet. I know its much easier now, than it was when my mom went gluten free almost 30 yr. ago, but still??
Any thoughts, ideas or just encouragement would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks from a newbie!!
Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:32 AM
Well the stomach problems are the ones that get better first. It makes sense. once you exclude the guilty food you stop running to the bathroom.When we say that it takes time for celiac symtpoms to go away , we mean that It takes time for the energy to come back and for the loss of vitamins.
So I hope that celiac is the answer to your dd's problems...
Keep us infromed about her progress. I hope she keeps on smiling every single day....!
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:30 AM
1989: I am diagnosed with IBS.
3/08: 8-year-old son diagnosed with Celiac (blood test and biopsy) and allergies to corn, egg whites, soy, peanuts, walnuts, wheat, and clam.
6/08: My Celiac test is negative.
7/08: I go completely gluten free despite negative test and NO MORE IBS SYMPTOMS!!
7/09: My Enterolab gluten sensitivity gene testing results indicate I have one Celiac gene and one gluten sensitivity gene.
8/09: I am diagnosed with Celiac based on gene testing results and positive response to diet.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:38 AM
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:16 PM
If this diet works, I could care less about tests! LOL My mom has been gluten free for almost 30yr. without an "official" diagnosis. I don't think it existed back them. Doctor just said if you feel better than, go with it!
My dh just came back from McD with her and my youngest. She likes the chipolte wraps, so I told her to get the filling without the wrap. I know the sauce may be bad, but its a start. She also got french fries. She came home so excited, she still feels good and didn't have to go the bathroom at McD's!!
She doesn't even like McD's because she usually ends up feeling yucky, and running to the bathroom. We have been chalking it up to greasy food. McD is all junk anyway, so I don't even like to go there anyway! But dh loves it, he is still a kid at heart! LOL
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