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3 Year Old Acts "drunk" For Hours: Symptom?

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We got the results back from the urine analysis: everything was completely normal. Not sure whether to be sad or happy, the weird behaviors are still happening daily.  :mellow:

I was really hoping you'd get some answers. Did the doctor suggest anything at all that could be causing this behavior? Or are they just completely blowing off your concerns?

Is she eating something new?

 

How long have these symptoms been going on?

 

Have they checked her for dehydration?

 

Maybe the lack of sleep is exacerbating something or maybe that something is the reason for the lack of sleep. Was this a new doctor or the regular doctor? I would take her in and demand they figure out what is going on with your daughter. Given the fact that she has a relatively new diagnosis....you'd think they'd be more willing or curious at the very least as to why she is having these issues.

 

Have they done a fasting blood sugar level? I know the urine thing checks for diabetes but what if her blood sugar is just out of whack for some other reason? (I have no idea if that can happen....just thinking *out loud*

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We got the results back from the urine analysis: everything was completely normal. Not sure whether to be sad or happy, the weird behaviors are still happening daily.  :mellow:

 

I'm new here, and not very knowledgeable about celiac yet.  But I have a son with autism, and this "drunkenness" is not unusual behavior for kids on the spectrum who are dealing with gut overgrowth issues (please note - I'm not at all suggesting your daughter has autism, just that she might have some gut bacteria stuff going on).  Certain gut bacteria produce alcohols as a byproduct, and you end up with drunk giggles. 

Gut bacteria thrive on partially undigested food.  So one possible guess is that all the food your girl is suddenly eating (yay!), with still impaired digestion, is helping some non-helpful bacteria grow in your daughter's gut.  In a kid with autism, I would typically suggest trying a digestive enzyme (to break down the food better) or probiotics (to hep the gut build better bacteria, particularly if a child has ever been on antibiotics) and making sure she is getting enough zinc and B12 (deficiencies in either/both can really impact digestion).  (In all cases, I'd strongly advise adding them *very slowly*!!!).  However, I'm just a mama, not a medical expert, and celiac is outside of what I know.  So I wanted to mention the possibility and possible solutions, but this might not apply to a child with celiac.  If you wanted medical help, doctors often don't take gut overgrowth seriously, but naturopaths usually do, if that is an option.  

If this is the issue, I'd expect it to get better as her gut heals and food digests better, but enzymes/probiotics/zinc/B12 could speed the healing and get rid of the disturbing symptoms faster.

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 Certain gut bacteria produce alcohols as a byproduct, and you end up with drunk giggles. 

 

 

I was wondering about this possibility too and I think I am going to bring it up at our next appointment with our naturopath. We have her on probiotics currently. 

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The only other symptom besides the "loopiness" is that she is literally constantly hungry (or says she is). I mean, she will eat a meal, and then 5 minutes later ask to have breakfast again (or whatever) and eat a whole bunch more food.  ALL DAY LONG. Which is completely opposite of how she was with food before we found out about the celiac: back then she would go days eating nothing but tiny pieces of banana. 

Another diabetes symptom.  The body is starving because all the cells are coated with sugar and the food can't get in there.

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We got the results back from the urine analysis: everything was completely normal. Not sure whether to be sad or happy, the weird behaviors are still happening daily.  :mellow:

I'd try a different Dr.  My daughter had pre-diabetes.  I knew it.  She had signs and her A1c indicated it.  Her regular Drs. poo pooed it.  The Dr. at Childrens agreed with me and so did our Endo.  She is on a med for it now and the symptoms have gone away.

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