Celiac Symptoms In Teenager?
Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:51 PM
Thanks and happy tummy days to all!
Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:29 PM
Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:19 AM
I have been gluten free 4 months and have had resolution of all of the symptoms you are describing.
About two weeks into it, I started to suspect my teenage son's symptoms might be related to gluten. He has depression and anxiety that I attributed to my being sick all the time. He had bone and joint pain and severe asthma and was constantly sick with fatigue, colds, and flu-like symptoms. He has had a wonderful response to the gluten free diet. He is energetic and happy and feels really good. He tells me all the time how wonderful he feels. He had gotten to the point where he couldn't do any activities and just keeping up with daily life was a tremendous task. Things are so different now. He started jogging for the first time in his life and he has not needed to use his inhalers...they were a daily medication. He is friendly and social and has no problem keeping up in school now. All digestive problems are resolved. He only gets ill if he accidentally gets gluten. It has changed our lives, and very quickly.
I strongly encourage you to have her get tested or just go gluten free. We had such a strong positive result on the diet that we did not get tested and have no desire to do so. We had both been going to Dr.'s for years with no answers and no help, so for us, this has been a miracle.
The fatigue and depression associated with gluten lifted very quickly for my son.
My migraines immediately became less severe and then less frequent.
I do hope you will try a long term trial of gluten free.
I'm 4 months into this and am still finding things getting better and better every day.
Many strange symptoms I didn't even know were related to gluten have disappeared.
It is a great relief.
And very exciting to be able to finally stop being sick every day.
I hope you have the same results and you both get well quickly.
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