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Member Since 26 Mar 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 19 2013 06:30 PM

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In Topic: Tummy Aches And Diarrhea Help, It Can't Be Gluten

19 October 2013 - 06:28 PM

No, actually it is true. I suppose it shouldn't matter whether or not you believe me, but my original question is about elimination diets. She has a gluten reaction, maybe once or twice a year, and that's typically not my fault. That's really good for the past six years so obviously I've been doing something right with her diet. For her to be sick daily for the past week and a half is odd. My understanding has always been that celiac disease is due to an intolerance from wheat, barley, rye and sometimes oats. She has never had a problem with oats so believing that Lucky Charms is okay is not a huge mistake on my part. I have pulled it since we're not sure what is going on, but she had one bowl today, not daily for the past week and a half. 


She has received a great education in her diet. She googles if she's not sure, reads books about her diet and attends camps for kids with celiac disease. If anything we are overly picky. She is capable of making mistakes, and so are we, but after the first day of being ill, we were double-checking. Nothing has changed with what we feed her. 

In Topic: Tummy Aches And Diarrhea Help, It Can't Be Gluten

19 October 2013 - 06:16 PM

We are all actually really good at this diet. Lucky Charms is something that years ago I was told was okay. (And it's not something any of the kids get on a regular basis, we don't typically use cereal).  When she was learning to read, gluten was one of the first words she learned. We told her if it said gluten free she could eat without checking with us. At her age, she educates others on what she can eat. Mostly, we eat meats, vegetables and fruits. My husband and I do the shopping and check. She double-checks. 


We buy gluten free bread and noodles. We make most of our own sauces and jellies. We have dedicated toasters. There's not much to err on with her food. We've been double-checking for the past week to see what we could have missed, but I'm coming up blank. I'm still going through our pantry and I can't find anything. Her foods are the same as they've always been. 

In Topic: Tummy Aches And Diarrhea Help, It Can't Be Gluten

19 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

argh! Six years on the diet and I'm STILL trying to figure things out. After some googling, yeah, the Lucky Charms aren't okay. I guess I became too relaxed because she had no problems with oats (we purchase the ones that are certified gluten free). We don't eat Lucky Charms often (actually I bought them for me, lol) so that's not what's caused her problems in the past two weeks, but that can be what's caused her problems today. So, dairy may still be the culprit. 

In Topic: Tummy Aches And Diarrhea Help, It Can't Be Gluten

19 October 2013 - 05:38 PM

The Lucky Charms we only started eating today. But...we've always eaten them. She doesn't have problems with oats. Was there another ingredient that makes it not gluten free? (Regardless, I'm taking her off of them until I know for sure). 


Yes, the problems have only been for two weeks but they're incapacitating. She cries, moans in pain and usually can't get out of bed or off the couch. We homeschool, so school work is slow but still continuing. She ate a banana and water for breakfast this morning because she had a theatre audition. She did get the part she wants, but now we're under pressure to get her better, quickly, so she can attend rehearsals. And honestly, the pain is now at a point where we can't control it with her medicine for cramping. So, I think a doctor visit is quickly heading our direction. 


I'll try the probiotics and see if that helps any. 

In Topic: Tummy Aches And Diarrhea Help, It Can't Be Gluten

19 October 2013 - 03:12 PM

That was my first thought as well. She hasn't had any dairy today but is still sick with D and cramps. Today she had a banana and toast with water for breakfast. She had boarshead lunchmeat and grapes for lunch. She had Lucky Charms (no milk) for a snack. 


I'm not sure if it would take a few days of no dairy to stop her symptoms? We've stopped the dairy for now.


Any other suggestions would be appreciated. :) 

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