Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

averyevansmom

Started 3 Weeks Ago

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone. Started my son's gluten-free diet 3 weeks ago Monday. The whole family has actually. My question to you all is, because the consistancy of his poop has changed and he has had 3 intermittent solid bowel movements, with one or two bouts of diarrhea, should I be looking at this as a positive sign? In his 3 year existence, he has never had a formed solid bowel movement so the first one after only 6 days on the diet brought me to tears. Any opinions? I'm confused.

Becky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest nini
Hi everyone. Started my son's gluten-free diet 3 weeks ago Monday. The whole family has actually. My question to you all is, because the consistancy of his poop has changed and he has had 3 intermittent solid bowel movements, with one or two bouts of diarrhea, should I be looking at this as a positive sign? In his 3 year existence, he has never had a formed solid bowel movement so the first one after only 6 days on the diet brought me to tears. Any opinions? I'm confused.

Becky

absolutely it's a positive sign... it may take him a while to have completely normal bm's, and he may need to be off of dairy at least until he's doing better... I was able to reintroduce dairy into my diet after about 6 months... Give it some time hon. I know the first time my daughter had a solid formed poop after going gluten-free, she had NEVER had a formed poop in her first 3 1/2 years of life, I called my entire family! I was so excited! Now she has a loose stool every once in a great while, but most of her bm's are formed now... and she's been gluten-free about 2 1/2 years.

What are you confused about? That he still had some diarrhea? Don't worry... I still have diarrhea to this day (not all the time but once every few weeks or so) and it's either cos I got some accidental gluten or my body didn't like something else or I had a virus...I was sick for 33 years before being dx'ed so I still have a lot of healing to do!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a similar experience when I first started the gluten-free diet. After about a month my bms were more solid and I gradually began to feel better. It sounds like a good sign. Nini mentioned that she had to steer clear of dairy for 6 months. I did as well and have just begun adding it back into my diet. When I did eat/drink dairy I got a lot of bloating and D. Sounds like you're off to a great start!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks. You know, I think I inadvertently glutened him myself this week a couple of times. First I gave him Rice Dream rice milk, duh, it says right on the back contains traces of gluten, then I gave him miniature hershey bars. I just read those weren't safe either. Plus he's been having ice cream here and there and a little yogurt. It's so hard to say no to thing because he seems so limited to so much. He's not much of a meat eater so macaroni and cheese are a big staple for him, luckily he will on occasion (3-4x a week) eat broccoli and salad greens or frozen peas. He will eat dry cereal sometimes, maybe 1/2 a waffle or an apple but not often. I know I'm not alone in this battle. I just sometimes feel guilty restricting him so much and feeling as though I'm filling him with junk. The one good thing is I don't think he's dropped any weight. I'm waiting to hear from a nutitionist. He loves slices of cheddar cheese. Do you consider cheese as bothersome as milk in the beginning? I also called numerous family members about his poop. They probably thought I was nuts. But who cares as long as he's getting better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a great sign! I felt the same way with Belle because she would be doing better then she would not. I looked very carefully at her diet and made sure I got all gluten out. She is finally having soild bms every day! She is doing great after 2 months gluten-free. And I used to feel bad about restricting her but then if she got something and got d I would feel worse. Now we are very strict and she is fine about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Averyevansmom,

It's a great idea to meet with a nutrionist. When I was first diagnosed I felt so alone. No one I know had ever heard of celiac disease and therefore could not help me with my diet. When you schedule the appointment make sure the nutrionist has experience with the disorder so you make the most of your time.

I had a hard time with cheese at first, but that's could just be me. My nutritionist and GI doctor both recommended to steer clear of dairy for the first 6 months because the villi have to heal in order to digest milk. Maybe you could ask your nutrionist about it. I eat Rice Slices, which is a gluten free, soy free, lactose free cheese. It's pretty good and comes in a few different flavors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • April 17, 2019 Until April 27, 2019
      0  
      April 17-27, 2020   For the past few years many of you have asked us to arrange a River Boat Cruise that will allow us to visit Amsterdam's famous Keukenhof Gardens at its prime time of the blossoming of the millions of Tulips and Hyacinths - alongside the windmills of the Netherlands.  With the participation of a minimum of 20 persons we have arranged an All-Inclusive Cruise from Antwerp to Amsterdam.  This cruise will not be offered to the public until January, 2019 and always sells out quickly.   THERE WILL BE NO MONEY REQUIRED NOR COMMITMENT FROM YOU until we have all the final costs and details.  If you are at all interested check out our website for as many of the details that we have as of this time.   We need your request to be placed on a list of interested participants so we can present that number to Uniworld to show we have the sincere interest in this All-Inclusive Bob & Ruth's Gluten-free Cruise.   PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE DETAILED INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AS OF THIS TIME.   http://bobandruths.com
    • April 24, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • May 04, 2019 Until May 05, 2019
      0  
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      ABOUT THE NOURISHED FESTIVALS
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
       
×
×
  • Create New...