How Long After Starting On A Gluten Free Diet Until The Behaviour Gets Better?
Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:32 PM
Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:09 PM
today iwen to fold the laundry and she happily played by herself instead of crying and following me
when one of her toys didnt do as she wanted, she started to cry and i told her to stop and calm down, normally nothing would work and we would have a screaming fit all day long
she has stopped begging for food and had eaten 3 meals and three snacks, not asking for anything other than the stuff i gave her
she has taken herself to the bathroom and not needed help or soiled herself, she pooped withut the need of PEG
she even helped dress her sister
i guess it depends on how much damage is done, she has dropped a pound in weight in 1 day which i'm sure was mainly water and she is tired, but so far so good
keep us posted
Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:08 PM
My son is 4 yrs old and started on a gluten free diet (probably not a 100% yet, still learning and adjusting) 6 days ago. He has had bad behavioral issues particularly right after his stomach has been problemtic. I am know wondering what to expect with regards to how soon one can see changes in his behavior. Just to have some realistic expectations - but also I am eager to see my son get better. I will appreciate any input!
my recovery was almost instant, within 3days 90% cured within two weeks, most symptoms had gone away completely....
look to eliminating other things like dairy products, eggs. quite often the body become intolerant with few other things to..
elmination diet is the only way. Which hidden gluten in sauces, gravies etc...
Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:14 AM
Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:00 AM
i got a lot better, but not 100%, and here's why:
you think the gut is auto-immune destroyed?
then there is a leaky gut syndrome.
so food normally passing out which has already had it's energy taken from it,
is now 'rotting' in a sense, having some toxic constituents,
and a leaky gut wall from the celiac damage,
is allowing those waste products into the bloodstream.
i have intestinal cleansing equipment, already built and designed,
so luckily its possible, if i remember,
at the right time when i start feeling 'down' some hours after eating
to do a cleanse to help hurry out and clean out the gut.
i believe this is better until the gut wall is stronger,
and when it is no longer incorrectly-permeable.
Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:26 AM
Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:59 PM
Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:32 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:51 AM
Then in 2008 when I was commuting to a workplace where I found it hard to find the kinds of foods that I eat that don't contain wheat, I began eating wheat again. Within six months I started having balance issues; going up stairs my left leg would develop "a mind of its own" and do what it wanted to do, sometimes skipping a step, nearly causing me to fall. The first time it happened I almost freaked out. I thought I was crazy.
I soon learned that I had to walk slowly and deliberately upstairs, thinking about each step and hanging onto the handrail, although in the past I had often skipped steps and was faster going up stairs than most people my age.
I endured the frustration of having a leg that "had a mind of its own" and the only thing that made it tolerable was that it didn't happen with every step and that it only happened on stairs and never on flat ground. So I could continue to go on long walks. But I felt my self-esteem take a dive. I didn't want to go to a doctor because most of my dances with doctors have undermined my health.
When I lost that job and started working out of my house, where I could prepare my own food, my attacks of ataxia began to diminish. It was more of a gradual reduction rather than something that happened immediately. I think it was about 2-3 weeks before I noticed I had days without at least one ataxic episode. Because I live on the third floor I have to go up and down stairs nearly every day.
When I stopped eating wheat I would have fewer episodes and they gradually diminished until 6 months later I was free of any of the balance symptoms. One day I made the connection to gluten or, rather, I wondered if it was the cause. I was fortunate that I had been working in a field of publishing that granted me some medical knowledge and I had heard of ataxia and was able to identify the behavior, though I haven't had any kind of formal diagnosis.
After being gluten free for 4 years and again having no symptoms, I started working at another job and started eating wheat again and my symptoms returned within a few months. I went off gluten within a month of their return. That was about 2-3 months ago and the symptoms are diminishing, but now I have realized I cannot eat oats either. Then a blow has hit us. My father had diarrhea for years and I kept telling him he might have celiac disease (not realizing that I too might have it). He wouldn't listen and his health took a nose-dive, he lost weight and developed other health issues (hypothyroidism). Then he developed balance issues and fell and injured his head. He's slowly recovering in the hospital. I am gathering information for him so that he will be convinced to stay away from wheat. I learned that he had been eating a lot of wheat before he fell because it was the only thing that "helped" with his diarrhea. The doctors have him on a gluten free diet and he no longer had diarrhea after 2 weeks on the diet. And he is 94. They think he will recover. I am hopeful that he can pull through this. I just hope that there isn't too much damage to his brain from the wheat and from the fall.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:54 AM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:57 PM
We have twins both likely will have final diagnoses of Celiac in about 10 days. One has major behavioral issues (impulse control, irritable, whiney, clingy, etc.) and the other is a total peacemaker/zen kid. Both have positive bloodwork and genes...and both are symptomatic in different ways. We are eagerly awaiting the day 3/20 when we can take them off gluten. We can hardly wait for behavioral changes (and hoping gluten-free will help significantly). Our GIs have said it could be six months...
Thinking of you!
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