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mama2two

Member Since 09 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 08 2009 05:16 PM
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We're Back On Gluten

17 May 2009 - 07:02 AM

Oh gees, where do I start? I do a recap as briefly as I can. AT 4 years old my daughter started having mucus in her stools, distended gassy abdomen, forceful burping, abdominal pain, passing large amounts of gas, ulcers in her mouth, etc. Did some different testing, celiac panel came back negative, but pedi suggested try gluten free diet for the summer, diet made all these things go away, if she did get gluten, in two days she would have mucus again, we got better at avoiding gluten and she got to the point that all symptoms were gone. Now she is 6 almost seven, and we decided to finally see a pediatric GI doctor, to get some advice, and maybe more concrete answers. We had done testing through enterolab which showed that my daughter has a gene for gluten intolerance and a gene pre-disposing her to celiac disease, and said she should avoid gluten due to the reaction in her stool. This doc basically said that these results were null and void, and said that according to her panel she does not have celiac. She was concerned with her short stature and the fact that my husband and I are both tall. She said to put her back on gluten for a week and she expected her to have mucus in her stool during this time and we would do some stool studies( previous stool studies showed split fat in her stool). I asked her about "what if her gut has healed and it takes longer than one week, she said as long as she was not having symptoms, including any behavioral problems to keep her on gluten. Well she has been eating gluten for about a month or so now and she has had no mucus or complaints of abdominal pain, and she is happy to be eating gluten again. I got a hard time from lots of people having her on a gluten free diet without a definative diagnosis, even though I was just doing what my pediatrician advised me to do. But now life is easier with birthday parties and eating out etc., but I can't help but feel like I may be giving her something that may be doing her damage, and that makes me very uneasy. I am still waiting to see what happens, but I am thinking of asking her to repeat the celiac panel, since she has been having gluten. Following a gluten free diet is very hard and I don't want to impose this on her unnecessarily, but I don't want to feed her food that may cause her to develop cancer, or be infertile, etc. I seem to remember reading about a honeymoon phase that kids can have, between the ages of 6-11 or something, is this what's going on? I don't know, and I'm not sure what my next step should be if anything?! What to do?

Everyday Minerals Makeup

26 February 2009 - 09:25 PM

I was trying to order makeup from everyday minerals, I have ordered with them before and was pleased, however this time my order would not go thru, it was telling me, that my zip code was invalid, anyone else have trouble ordering with them?

Eating Regular Lunch At School?

12 January 2009 - 12:59 PM

today I brought my daughter a pizza at school for her lunch, I try to bring her something hot at least once a week, because otherwise I tend to send the same thing everyday, and she's really good about it, because she doesn't complain, but I was thinking that there are some things that she could eat on the regular menu, so today while I was there, I talked to the head lunch lady and she wrote down what things my daughter cannot have (wheat, rye, barley and oats) and she said she would give it to the dietition who plans there lunches so that she can say what doesn't have these ingredients, and that she would let me know what she could have. I have been sending her lunches for a year and a half now and I know she would like to eat with the other kids, I know that somedays I will probably still have to send her lunch. Has anyone else ever attempted this and has it worked? I am hopeful, but already having my doubts. :rolleyes:

Depressed After Gluten And Sugar!

19 October 2008 - 03:12 PM

I am reading others reactions to getting glutened and I'm wondering if this may be why I am feeling so depressed and blah today. thursday night I left with a co-worker to go to a conference a few hours away from home and I was gone two nights and two days, during that time I ate lots of gluten. I felt fine at first, but then my stomach started hurting a little, then when I got back it hurt really bad, and today I am so depressed. I have had trouble with chronic candida for 2.5 yrs and now have reason to believe I may have celiac disease. It' probably both making me feel this way. The bad thing is, the more depressed I get, the more I want to drown myself in gluten and sugar. I am feeling really down in the dumps. I can see how drug addicts and alcoholics struggle with their addictions. Because, even though mine is not drugs or alcohol, it just normal everyday food, but it is self-destructive to me and I overindulge myself in it anyway, I know it will make me feel like crap. I rationalize my actions by telling myself that if all these other people can eat this normal food, then I can too. I don't like feeling like I'm not normal and having to not eat sugar, gluten, minimal carbs, no dairy etc. I get so depressed. I love eating. I know I'm being a whiney baby, but anyone else ever loath in self-pity, if so how's the best way out? :(

What's Best For Constipation?

26 August 2008 - 09:11 PM

my son has had trouble with constipation since he was a little over a year old, he just made three. I have bought him fiber tabs, he wont' take them, I give him probiotics he sometimes won't take. a doctor suggested psyllium, but I doubt that he will take it. Does any one have any suggestions that work for a constipated three year old. I feed him bumble bars and for a while that kept him regular, but lately he's still constipated. I try to feed him fruit and nuts and anything that I think will help him go. anything I bake has flax meal in it, from pancakes to muffins. thanks for your suggestions in advance.