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Mum in Norway

Member Since 14 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 15 2014 10:15 AM
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Starter Tips For Ibs/ Low Fodmap Diet For Four Year Old?

14 February 2014 - 12:30 PM

Having been to more doctors than i can count with my now four year old daughter, I have given up on getting any help from them.

I have now decided to try her on a IBS/ low fodmap diet for a week or two to see if there is any improvment, but i don't know where to start.

Does anyone have any sugestions about things like breads that are tasty, child friendly dinners, recipes, bloggs, anything? Have been reading alot about it and think I have the basics down, but its a little hard to find good recipes.

 

She is not a picky eater at all, she loves all vegetables and fruits, and as long as it doesen't look very strange she will try anything we have for dinner. She does also really love pretty much ant dairy product known to man, and i give her lactace suplements every day becaus she seems to be lactose intolerant.


Still Trying To Find Out Why Wheat Is Making Me So Sick

05 December 2013 - 12:50 PM

I did a gluten callange this summer/fall in order to try and find out if I have celiac. All tests came back inconclusive, but I have been glutenfree since, and feeling like a new person.

It has been sugested to me that I might be allergic to wheat, as quite a few of my reactions are 'allergic reactions', and also I can not have wheat starch, that is glutenfree but made from wheat. My allergibloodtests are all clare, but I know for a fact that I have pollen allergy, so I don't have alot of fathe in that. My doc said he would set up an appointment with an allergy specialist, but I have not heard from him after that, so I will call him tomorrow.

 

But today somthing happend. I hade a chocolatbar that i was sure was glutenfree, but when i startet getting my typical gluten symptoms, I had a look and it was NOT glutenfree. Someone said to try zantac and zyrtec (together), and it seems it helped! That's i good thing, as my gluten symptoms usually last three days, but does this make it more likely that i have an allergy to wheat? I'm thinking maybe it does, but i know very little about this allergy stuff...


'chronic Constipation' In Children, Or Other Sugestions

30 November 2013 - 03:57 PM

My daughter has had belly-troulbe ever since she was a year old, she is now turling four. At first she was gluten- and diary free for a while and got better. We reintrodused diary, and that went well exept some reactions to lactose, so she is now getting lactase supplements. We tried reintrodusing gluten severeal times, and it did not work at all. Then, when she was about three, we desided, along with her doctor, to try gluten one last time, if she had reactions to it still we would just let her be glutenfree till she was 6-7 years old, and then try again. And this time it worked! She was perfectly fine with gluten, no reactions at all!

Then this spring she started complaining about stomace ache and joint pain in her legs. I talked to the doc, we agreed do try glutenfree again. Did not do any difference. It got worse and worse. She had her third celiac test done. All clare. Then she finaly got an appointment at the hospital, and we were looking very much foreward to it. This week we showed up for the appointment, and it turns out to be with a specialised nurse. Who within two minutes state that she has chronic constipation. I try to argue that she passes stool almost evey day (I'd say like 6 out of 7 days), and normal amounts, but the nurse says it's constipation becaus her stool is very hard.

This nurse says several things that i know to be wrong, about how the bowels moove, about the absorption of different nutrients, how different things effect the digestion and so on, and I do not feel like I can trust her to be competent. She was not at all interested in finding out the reason for this alledged constipation, but prescribed a laxative that my daughter is first suposed to have large amounts of for a week, to 'clear her bowels', and then she is suposed to keep using it, maybe for years.  This clensing thing is not an option now, as I have a big exame in less the two weeks (it will give her dihorrea for several days and she will need to stay home from kindergarden), shortly after my exame is her birthday and then christmass. So I just started her on a regular dose on of the laxative, and now two days later her stools are soft and mor frequent, but she still has the same pain. The nurse did not at all listen to the fact that her legs/knees hurt, guess that is generally dismissed as growing pain.

 

I feel at a loss her. The defenitions of chronic constipation does not fit at all. Softening her stools do not seem to help, and she has had changes in her stools far more quickly and with alot less of the laxative then expected (by the nurse).  Anyone har any thouhts about this? Should I just trust this nurse and assume my little girl has constipation? If so, why does she have it? If not, what else could it be? She has been tested for all kinds of allergies and for celiac several times, but it all seems fine. She is a happy child, and healthy apart from the tummy- and joint ache, and she tends to have ALOT of gas. Can't seem to worke out the reason for that, but im sure it is related, as bloatedness will often be painfull...

 


Both Celiac/gluten Intolerance And Ibs Or Leaky Gut?

30 October 2013 - 02:19 PM

After my inconclusive celiac test, I desied to go totally glutenfree. That worked wonders, and for a month I felt better hvat ever. Then out of the blue, eggs started giving me the same symptoms as gluten did. So I stopped having eggs. Then oats startet making me vomit and soy gave me stomace ace. So I stopped having that as well. Now, someting is slightly upsetting my stomace again, and I can't figure out what. It's not bad now, but I have loos stools and some gas, but the joint pain, anxiety, hormone problems and so on are all pretty much gone.

Why do I keep getting all these intoleranses? Is there anything I can do to keep from getting any more or even get some of the foods back? Could this be IBS or leaky gut in addition to celiac/glutenintolerance? If so, how can I know which one? Is there anything to be done about IBs or leaky gut?

I am so feed up with this crap, and doctors dosen't seem to be intrested if its not something they can test for...


Can Symptoms Of Egg Intolerance Mimic Those Of Being Glutened?

19 October 2013 - 10:49 AM

I realised a few weeks ago that I have become intolerant to eggs. I avoided it compleatly for two weeks, then last weekend i had just a little egg in some muffins, to see if that might work out. At first it seemd to, but later that day my stomace started acting up, joints started hurting, appetite gone, next morning I felt dizzy, depressed and really fatuiged and all the other gluten-symptoms I get. I desided I had eather been glutend or eggs gave me the same reaction. By friday I was pretty much fine again. Yesterday I desided to try with a little bit of egg whites in some food, and same thing happens again, I feel totaly glutend. Thing is, on the weekends we all have a big brakefast together, and the kids are really sloppy with their crumbs, so there is a good chance i HAVE been glutend, any way to know without trying it out any more? I'm so sick of feeling sick, but at the same time I'm having a really hard time figuring out the egg-free cooking...