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katco

Member Since 24 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active May 12 2010 04:53 AM
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In Topic: "night Terrors" And Gluten?

11 May 2010 - 02:42 AM

Not sure if this is the right forum for this, or not... still navigating my way around here. :) My daughter, who has a positive blood test but is waiting on the scope, has begun having night terrors, in addition to several other behavioral issues that have cropped up recently. Naturally, I have been wondering if it's a result of the gluten consumption. Has anybody else noticed a connection between gluten consumption and night terrors? She will begin screaming, sometimes 2-3 times in one night, without actually fully waking up. My son did the same thing, and we suspect gluten intolerance with him as well. (Incidentally, one other child of ours has never had night terrors, and is hands-down the healthiest of the bunch; we've never suspected Celiac with her).


My 9 year old son has had horrible night terrors (or nightmares, the jury is out on this one) for most of his life. Since going gluten-free three months ago, the night terrors have disappeared and his sleep is much less restless. However, he still wakes up throughout the night and will not be alone. I think that years of nightmares have caused a lot of residual anxiety. I hope things improve for your daughter!

In Topic: Anyone Recover From Chronic Insomnia After Going gluten-free?

22 January 2010 - 09:11 AM

Carrie,

I'm wondering if you've seen any improvement in your sleep since you last posted. My son, who has sleep problems, is on day 10 of a Gluten-free Casein-free diet. I know results take a while, but it's hard to be patient!

Kathy

In Topic: Tourettes, Narcolepsy And Gluten

24 September 2009 - 05:50 AM

Gluten Freedom,

Unfortunately, I have no advice to provide, but I wanted to let you know that your situation sounds very familiar to me!

My son, who is now 8 years old, sounds like your son. He was a perfect, happy baby. Never cried, only smiled. When he was around 2 years old, he began to have horrible night terrors. He turned out to be very negative and irritable, and is prone to anxiety and sadness. (Though also very sweet, in a cranky sort of way.) At the age of 5, he was diagnosed with Tourettes syndrome.

The night terrors have become so constant that we're at our wits' end. The lack of sleep amplifies his other symptoms. We've tried counseling and supplements, to no avail. Finally tried Clonidine, which seemed to make things worse. I'm having him tested for gluten intolerance next, in the hopes that this will help. He does have a history of intestinal issues, which I stupidly never linked to gluten.

I wish you good luck and hope that the clouds have lifted a bit for you since you posted this message ...