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Member Since 23 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active May 28 2004 06:20 AM

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Kid's Antibiotics

26 May 2004 - 01:11 PM

Hi, I am still pretty new to this, so when I took my daughter to the doctor the other evening thinking she had Strep, I was wondering how I make sure the prescription meds don't contain gluten. Will the pharacist know, or will I still have to talk to the manufacturer, and then do you call the doctor and ask for a new prescription if it does and start all over? Luckily she didn't have anything but a virus, but it did make me aware that I should know how to do all this before it comes up for real! Has anyone run into problems with the common children's antibiotics, like Ammoxicilin? What about switching to generic when available? Thanks so much!


Gum Base

29 April 2004 - 01:31 PM

Hi, I am pretty new to all this, but I saw gum base listed on the forbidden ingrediants, but I have seen Wrigley's gum on safe lists, and it has gum base as an ingrediant (as I would assume all gum would). Not that gum is a huge issue, I just don't understand, this would be so much easier if there were clear lines to gluten-free or not!! Can anyone explain?


1 Month Check-up

23 April 2004 - 09:27 AM

Hi, my daughter has a one month follow up check-up scheduled next week, and I know this sounds bad, but I am wondering just what they are looking for. We have insurance, but still are left with a big chunk, so I am trying to determine if it is really necessary, or if we can just do a 6 month check up (where I am assuming they will do blood-work to see if she is really gluten-free) The dr already told me that they won't be doing any blood work at the 1 month, and she is gaining weight VERY well, so I don't really want to take her if he will just look her over, notice how much she has gained and how healthy she seems now and say, "see you in 5 more months!" She is still having diarrhea some (sometimes once a day, sometimes none, occasionally more than once), but I have been speaking with the nurse and she said it is probably just taking her awhile to heal. We are continually looking for hidden gluten, and we still have her off dairy so she had no more suggestions. Anyway, we are on a very limited budget, and we are trying to pay off all the medical bills we accrued to this doctor, and the hospital in testing, so I want to do what is best for her, but don't see the point in acruing more bills if it is not necessary. Any advice? Anyone had a 1-month follow-up, if not, how soon did you have a follow-up? Thanks so much

Cross Contamination

30 March 2004 - 07:33 AM

Well, this seemed like the best place to post this question. My daughter was recently diagnosed, and I am doing my best to ensure that everything that passes her lips is safe! I don't understand why I have read that you need seperate pans, kitchen-maid, utensils etc. Doesn't washing them out make them clean? If not, don't I need special forks, plates etc too? I thought running through the dishwasher was enough, but I think I am missing something! Someone please explain!


Lactose Free

29 March 2004 - 06:38 AM

OK, I see that Ashlee definately needs to be lactose free, but does that mean I just have to keep out the obvious, or do I have be as neurotic about milk as I have to be about gluten? I thought she would take it really hard, but after 4 bouts of diarrhea yesterday morning, she seems totally OK with it! I have noticed people saying they sometimes have problems with soy as well, so would rice milk be the best option? I doubt she would drink it, but then I could make some recipes with it at least! Should I be keeping her off all acidic foods as well? She has been big on tacos lately, but she has lettuce and tomatoes in them (the only veggies she will eat, but are they hard to digest?) and she loves oranges. I have been letting her have a couple of slices of orange each day, but I wonder if that needs to be cut out as well.

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