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Kelgs

Member Since 07 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Feb 14 2007 10:42 AM
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Doing Great!

13 February 2007 - 07:03 AM

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to check back in with everyone and share good news. It has been just over a month now since I took my boys off gluten and life is GREAT! They are doing wonderful and are no longer angry and aggressive. :) We have made it through the boys birthday party gluten free with no complaints and we just went to a Valentine party with our homeschool group and it was not bad at all! Of course we had to turn down the cupcakes but we brought own and there was plenty of cheese, chips, fruits, candy and drinks that they COULD have. I also discovered that there are 3 other children in our homeschooling group that are celiac!
I know we have a long way to go and lots of challenges ahead - but so far so good. :D

We have not eaten out at all since going gluten-free so that will be our next big challange. Me, worrying about cross contamination and them having to turn down the usual kid meals. Wish us luck!

Kelly -
Mommy of Alex 9 -gluten-free since 1/3/07
Ethan 6 - gluten-free since 1/10/07
Zac 1 - has never had gluten
and wife to Mark - gluten-free since 2003

Was Angry Child Because Of Gluten

08 January 2007 - 10:06 AM

Hello Everyone,

My husband has celiac disease and has been gluten-free for almost 5 years now. I have three boys ages 8, 5 and 1. My older two had a blood test 4 years ago and we were told they were not celiac. However, they do have occasional tummy troubles and joint pain but the biggest problem is behavior. Since my husband is gluten-free many of the things we eat are also gluten-free. When my boys have gluten they really seem to change. Could they really be affected by it? My 8 year old becomes very angry, mean and aggressive, my 5 year old starts crying over everything and loses control easily. I took them 100% off of gluten 2 weeks ago and they seem like totally different children! The house is actually peaceful! I homeschool them so I can REALLY see a difference! I am happy but also sad if gluten is really the cause. I just can't believe gluten could cause such behavior problems. Most everyone tells me if they don't have constant tummy trouble, gluten is not the cause. Does anyone else have children where gluten causes behavior issues.

Thanks,
Kelly

Angry Boy!

07 January 2007 - 10:53 AM

Hello Everyone,

My husband has celiac disease and has been gluten-free for almost 5 years now. I have three boys ages 8, 5 and 1. My older two had a blood test 4 years ago and we were told they were not celiac. However, they do have occasional tummy troubles and joint pain but the biggest problem is behavior. Since my husband is gluten-free many of the things we eat are also gluten-free. When my boys have gluten they really seem to change. Could they really be affected by it? My 8 year old becomes very angry, mean and aggressive, my 5 year old starts crying over everything and loses control easily. I took them 100% off of gluten 2 weeks ago and they seem like totally different children! The house is actually peaceful! I homeschool them so I can REALLY see a difference! I am happy but also sad if gluten is really the cause. I just can't believe gluten could cause such behavior problems. Most everyone tells me if they don't have constant tummy trouble, gluten is not the cause. Does anyone else have children where gluten causes behavior issues.

Thanks,
Kelly