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Member Since 26 Dec 2007
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In Topic: Recovery Time For 15 Month Old

Yesterday, 06:52 PM

If he has pain and rectal bleeding from eating gluten now, it won't change that if he is diagnosed with celiac.  The only treatment for celiac disease is total gluten avoidance, which you are already doing for him.  Maybe it would be better to wait until he has grown some and is a little older before trying a gluten challenge and diagnosis for celiac.

In Topic: If You Are Dairy Intolerant, What Are Your Symptoms?

12 May 2015 - 07:16 PM

We're trying to figure out if our 4 year old is having issues with dairy, but I'm not sure what to look for.  How did you know you couldn't tolerate dairy?  I've tried to make her dairy free for the last few days, but she still complains of "tummy aches".   I don't want to take away her milk and cheese (which is devastating for her) if we don't need to.  I'd love some input on this one! 




Her symptoms may not disappear in just a few days.  It depends on what the situation in her gut is to begin with, and also what kind of reaction she is having.  If her gut is inflamed and irritated by something other than dairy, the symptoms may not change at all.  Or if the problem is dairy and some other food also, eliminating just one of the irritants may not resolve the symptoms.  If your whole house is on fire and you put out the fire in one room, that doesn't mean the house is ok.


Usually lactose intolerance causes symptoms including bloating and flatulance, possibly constipation and diahhrea, possibly pain and discomfort.  If I did eat dairy I'd get all those fun symptoms.  In addition I'd get abdominal pain, and some bleeding with bowel movements.  I most likely have a casein intolerance as well as lactose intolerance.  The symptoms for me would take a week or 2 to resolve mostly.  Removing foods to test for food intolerances is best done for a sufficient time to remove any doubt.  Two weeks is a pretty good test IMHO.  But that's only if you know there are no other foods causing problems.  If you don't know that, then removing foods one at a time can be pretty unreliable.

In Topic: Connection Between Grapes And Gluten?

26 February 2015 - 06:23 AM

I react to grapes also, but not like i react to gluten.  I get more of an allergic type reaction.  One idea about other food intolerances we develop is that the prolonged gut irritation can somehow cause the body to develop reactions to other foods besides gluten.  That could be why some people on the forum have many additional food intolerances listed in their signatures.  It's possible for a totally random food intolerance to develop after your gut is irritated for a long time.  Perhaps more likely with foods that you eat often.  Some people follow and rotation diet in part to avoid intolerances from developing.

In Topic: Do The Challenge Symptoms Ever Ease Up? Just Need Support :(

08 February 2015 - 01:44 PM

You could ask your doctor to suggest something to soothe your GI system.  Over here in the states I'd say try some Pepto Bismol but I don't know if they have Pepto or something like it in your neck of the woods.

In Topic: Please Help - Fistula - Gluten Sensitivity

08 February 2015 - 01:38 PM



Fistulas can happen sometimes in Crohns patients.  The fact that you had symptom reduction on a gluten-free diet is good to know.  Some people with Crohns go gluten-free and have improvements.  It is possible to have both celiac disease and Crohns at the same time.


There are some tests for food intolerances, but not many.  Sometimes the best test is what your body tells you by it's reactions.  A food elimination diet can help pinpoint foods that cause reactions.

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