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Member Since 01 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 09 2007 06:18 AM

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In Topic: Help For My Teenager

09 July 2007 - 06:18 AM

Thank you all so much for your comments. I will talk more with her if I can get her to talk. It must be exhausting to put on an act of happiness when you feel so bad. I know when I was in high school that is how I felt. She has allergy tests coming up on Friday and hopefully there will be an answer there.... I think there is alot more than gluten bothering her. She tries very hard to avoid gluten when she in home on weekends...and her friends mom buys her gluten free pretzels, pizza, etc when she stays at their house. But again...her friend came over for the weekend and they "hung out" but today she is exhausted, her asthma and rash are worse. It was good to hear her laughing with her friend yesterday....but today she just can't get out of bed. I will keep you all posted on how she is doing....and beaglemania...I will give her your invite to chat....maybe I can get her to sign up on this site to go into the teen section.

We have to go to the San Luis Valley on July 20th to pick up my other daughter (10years) from my mom's house. But Allie won't be going with us...she is going to a concert with ther friend. Shoot me an email kyss681@comcast.net....

Thanks again everyone...

In Topic: Help For My Teenager

06 July 2007 - 11:33 AM

Thank you Carla....I will look into that and see where I can start with her.

Paula< Where in Colorado are you? I was born in Alamosa and frequently visit my parents who still live there.

Thanks for all the responses...


In Topic: Help For My Teenager

06 July 2007 - 06:15 AM

I have been gluten-free for 4years, she has been gluten-free for almost 2years. She did see the improvement, but once again this summer has been filled will illness. Of course it's not like the school year is any better. She has times when she gets a virus and then another one and then another one.....her lymph glands swell to the size of a garbanzo bean on her neck behind her ears. In January she ended up in The Children's Hospital in Denver with asthma problems. She stayed for 3 days.

The sores she gets look just like the sores I get after a gluten accident. They itch then open and look like she has chicken pox...which for a teenager is very embarrassing...Am I totally sure they are DH...no, the skin scrap came back inconclusive as did her blood tests....I have her scheduled at TCH for allergy testing with the pulmonary doctors there for July 13th...which means after today...she can't take her antihistamine until after the testing.

As far as other issues...she has them that is for sure. She was in residental treatment for 6 weeks when she was 12 for cutting, depression, suicidal thoughts (after she was sexually assaulted by her step grandfather).

She gets better then gets worse....I can't say she isn't sneaking gluten that is always a possibility. I just wish I could fix it for her...although I know I can't. I just thougth if she knew other teenagers who have intolerance then she wouldn't feel so alone.

Thanks for your responses.....


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