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Member Since 17 Jan 2012
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Gluten & Allergen Free Kids Shampoo

02 February 2012 - 10:52 PM


Does anyone know what shampoo is allergen & gluten-free for my babies? ;)


Help! What Will My Toddler Eat?

26 January 2012 - 11:20 PM

My worst nightmare has pretty much come true...

My 2 yr old son has been diagnosed with Celiac based on his bloodwork, as well as multiple food allergies. He is allergic to all nuts, oats, oregano, soy, corn, milk, casein and eggs. We didn't even test for all the food allergies. What can I use for "butter"? They all have canola oil in them. If brown rice syrup is made from barley how can it be "gluten free"?

I literally have no idea what to feed him or what to do. I feel very overwhelmed. Based on his results they want me to get my 5 month old tested...
I really don't know how I am supposed to work full-time and prepare all this food. Im going to have to cook all our meals on Sundays & freeze them.

Does anyone have any websites they can recommend for allergic shopping?
Do you have any blogs you can recommend to me, from people who have been in the same boat?

Thanks so much, look forward to your help.


The Case Of The Missing Wheat Bread

20 January 2012 - 01:39 AM

Hello all, I am new here and needed something creative to get you to read this post! LOL Look forward to talking with you all. ;) Any ideas or help you can recommend would be great.

I decided right before the New Year to go Gluten-Free for 2 weeks on the 1st due to my Ulcerative Colitis flaring up as well as the fact that my 2 year old son is suffering from constant ezcema/hives.

Here is a little about my health history:

2 yrs old - Diagnosed with Asthma
4 yrs old - Severe reaction to Macadamia nuts. Rushed to hospital.
5 yrs - Severe reaction to fish sticks at school.
8 yrs old - Doctor told my mom they thought I might be allergic to milk due my complaints of stomach ache, but I never had any "formal" food allergy testing done.
11 yrs old - On vacation in Oregon. Caught crabs - just touching it I broke out in hives all over.
16 yrs old - Started suffering Depression
23 yrs old - Random patches of Ezcema/Psoriasis start appearing on hands, ankles.
29 yrs old - Started having extremely itchy/rashy legs that would come and go. Anxiety.
30 yrs old - Diagnosed as having Depression, Anxiety and add. Put on adderall so i could focus. Chronic fatigue.First signs of irritable bowel appear.
31 yrs old - Diagnosed Chronic Sinisitis
32 years old - Diagnosed Ulcerative colitis.

So here I am. Im thinking at the very least I have a wheat sensitivity after my gluten-free challenge. I didn't last the full 2 weeks but it was like a mack truck hit me the day after I ingested gluten! I can not even explain what that day was like... I might as well have moved into the bathroom. :D Sorry if tmi...

Positive things about going gluten-free: less gas/bloating/discomfort, less trips to the restroom & more ENERGY!

If that didn't sell me on a gluten-free diet I don't know what will!

Allergies I am confirmed to have: Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Fish, Crabs. These are all severe and my throat will start to swell etc. I can however eat Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews, Shrimp. I suspect I may have a potato or oil, egg allergy as well as the wheat problem.

Odd thing is before I even considered the possibility that I had Celiac I wondered if my son had it. He was severely Colic as a baby. He was diagnosed as failure to thrive after only gaining 1 lb. after 2 months. Since then he has always been in the 20% for weight. He had GERD. He had minor cradle cap. We tested him for soy and milk allergies around 4 months which came back negative. At 6 months he tried Oatmeal cereal and threw up after eating it. He had ezcema from 3 months to 11 months old. His ezcema seemed to disappear for awhile - but returned when he was around 17 months. I do not remember feeding him any different during that time frame. He has had severe reactions to eggs and peanuts. I have not been able to pinpoint if wheat or milk is actually causing an issue with him. I will (hopefully) get some answers Monday when he is getting allergy tested. He seemed to be ok with almonds, but I gave him some gluten-free granola last week that has almonds and it seemed like he may have had a reaction. ;(
I am getting tested next Thursday so I officially had to start eating gluten again tonight. My stomach is already grumbling away!

I am considering this my 'goodbye to gluten party' and will be eating all the worst foods! I will miss my chicago deep dish pizza, my cheeseburgers...*sigh*

Has anyone here had any of the same problems as me and been diagnosed Celiac? I really hope I can get some answers next week! Does anyone have celiac and an egg allergy?



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