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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Do You Give Anything To Help Ease Pain When Glutened?
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My DD has been gluten-free for a couple of weeks now and I wanted to ask if your child has been glutened or is having symptoms do you give them anything to help. There have been a few times when DD is complaining of her stomach hurting but she hasn't had any gluten that I can think of. We are attending a family birthday party this weekend and so I am trying to prepare myself for a " what if" instance. I do keep snacks with me that she could have but was wondering if anyone has a kept secret...lol to help get over the pain.

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I used to take Gas Rx and ibuprofin myself. I hope someone else can help.

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Honestly, if its gluten causing the pain I sleep it off. It's the best fix. After that, I've found exercise burns it out of me. Bit she's a child and she may feel differently.

I usually treat the symptom. For me, if my stomach hurts its acid...and I live French fries for it. Or a loaded baked potato.

But she may get low acid so she may need betaine hcl.

Everyone's different. Generally, probiotics and antacids help people. As well as digestive enzymes.

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This evening I made a rice and chicken dish for dinner. We eat plain yogurt with our rice as a side dish with and today was the first time I bought Dannon plain yogurt. That was the only thing that she had that was different, I have made this dish a million times and she doesn't complain from it. Today afer dinner about 45 minutes after she had severe stomache pains and diareha. Her pains were so bad they kept her crying for about an hour. I gave her some children's pepto not to sure if they helped or not, but OMG I don't know what happened or if it could of been the yogurt. It doesn't have any gluten in it.

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This evening I made a rice and chicken dish for dinner. We eat plain yogurt with our rice as a side dish with and today was the first time I bought Dannon plain yogurt. That was the only thing that she had that was different, I have made this dish a million times and she doesn't complain from it. Today afer dinner about 45 minutes after she had severe stomache pains and diareha. Her pains were so bad they kept her crying for about an hour. I gave her some children's pepto not to sure if they helped or not, but OMG I don't know what happened or if it could of been the yogurt. It doesn't have any gluten in it.

She may have a temporary or permanent problem with milk: lactose or casein. Many Celiacs can't tolerate milk in one or both forms. Sometimes it's permanent, other times temporary. You may try taking her off milk products and trying them again in a few months.

It isn't unusual to have other food intolerances, unfortunately. They can be temporary or permanent. Sometimes, after the gut heals you are able to reintroduce the food.

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I don't think milk is the issue, she always has cereal, cheese, rice pudding, etc., and no issues with those. My only other thing would be the different brand of yogurt. Thanks for your input though I appreciate it.

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I don't think milk is the issue, she always has cereal, cheese, rice pudding, etc., and no issues with those. My only other thing would be the different brand of yogurt. Thanks for your input though I appreciate it.

Start a food and symptom journal, and keep the label from any food she may have reacted to. Once you have a few episodes start comparing labels of what she's had in the last 24 hours. I say 24 because we are known to react up to 24 hours.

Also, you may try her on digestive enzymes with meals, if she isn't on them already. It will hep break down her food. I use Digest Gold.

Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint what the problem is. And sometimes it's just a part if healing - random stomach aches. Along with 100 other things, unfortunately.

Hang in there.

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This evening I made a rice and chicken dish for dinner. We eat plain yogurt with our rice as a side dish with and today was the first time I bought Dannon plain yogurt. That was the only thing that she had that was different, I have made this dish a million times and she doesn't complain from it. Today afer dinner about 45 minutes after she had severe stomache pains and diareha. Her pains were so bad they kept her crying for about an hour. I gave her some children's pepto not to sure if they helped or not, but OMG I don't know what happened or if it could of been the yogurt. It doesn't have any gluten in it.

What about for lunch? Breakfast? What was she exposed to during the day? Is there a stomach bug going around where you are? Was the chicken fully cooked?

Sometimes, tracking down a culprit requires big-picture thinking, and sometimes, it's impossible.

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Papaya enzymes. If it gets really bad and she starts vomitting, we have Zofran which can nip it in the bud.

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