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Treatment Post Glutening?

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Sorry if this has been posted before but I read many many posts and couldn't find any suggestions.

My son can go many months without an accidental glutening but inevitabley it happens. This last month has been tough as he's been glutened 3 times! (I think he's trying to "self select" his food and doesn't have the experience yet to find those hidden glutens.)

But, in addition to the long term effects, I feel bad that I can't ease his immediate pain. He does use Pepto Bismal now but does anyone have something that works for them? His symptoms are usually quite severe and he has to come home from school. I'd even try an old wives tale if you have one!

Thanks!

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There's not a lot you can do but supportive measures. Rest, easy to digest foods, ginger or mint teas, etc and plenty of water.

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All I can do is curl up in bed. Tiffany, how do I make ginger tea? I found some premade bags of it, but they were blended with teas I am allergic to.

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I find that the Aloe Vera Juice from GNC really helps with the tummy pain...I still have the brain fog, muscle and joint pain, etc. But for me the relief is instant and saves me from curling up into a ball. It is an acquired taste and I like the Mixed Berry best. Just as big a gulp as I can take and then more gulps if needed. Stay away from the flavors with pulp, too.

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I find that the Aloe Vera Juice from GNC really helps with the tummy pain...I still have the brain fog, muscle and joint pain, etc. But for me the relief is instant and saves me from curling up into a ball. It is an acquired taste and I like the Mixed Berry best. Just as big a gulp as I can take and then more gulps if needed. Stay away from the flavors with pulp, too.

How long does it take the joint pain to manifest itself and how long does it last? trying to pinpoint glutening....

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All I can do is curl up in bed. Tiffany, how do I make ginger tea? I found some premade bags of it, but they were blended with teas I am allergic to.

Buy some fresh ginger root, peel it, cut in pieces, and boil in plenty of fresh water. Don't use too much at once, a few small pieces will be enough for several cups of tea. You can add your favorite tea to this, or drink it with honey, or just plain.

Pauliina

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My joint pain usually comes on within 4-6 hours and lasts anywhere from 4-7 days, usually the longer amount. The brain fog lasts a couple days longer than that for me.

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Imodium works better than Pepto, but if you can get an rx I would say Robinal Forte, Symax or Bentyl really helps cramps a lot. Also if you can eat a banana and honey will soothe your stomach, along with as much water as possible. Everyone is different, but that is what helps me with Celiac and Crohn's too. When I have the joint pain I take a warm bath with epsom salt and then curl up in bed. Good luck. I hope your son is doing better.

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Before my gallbladder was removed I used Bentyl, too, and loved it. It was very expensive though. The warm baths are a great idea, too. I like to go to Aquasize for exercise and it feels great when I am aching.

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Bentyl is awesome!

Also, if you are throwing up and have abdominal pain that's really bad, and you can get a prescription, phenergan works well. Um, it's kind of gross to take, because it's not oral

Knocks you flat on your butt, but at least it doesn't hurt as bad :blink:

I find that laying on my back on a triangular stack of pillows helps, so does a heating pad

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Buy some fresh ginger root, peel it, cut in pieces, and boil in plenty of fresh water. Don't use too much at once, a few small pieces will be enough for several cups of tea. You can add your favorite tea to this, or drink it with honey, or just plain.

Pauliina

Yep. you can get bagged ginger tea that's just ginger at health food stores (I do this for work, where it isn't as convenient to use fresh ginger) or you can get ginger juice (at Whole Foods, by "The Ginger People") I like it pretty strong, and will use about four or five *very* thin slices off of a piece of ginger in a single mug of water.

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I do the heating pad, water, and I really like diet sprite. I have always drank it when I was in pain, prior to finding it was celiac. I like a hot shower, too! i actually have muscle relaxers that work well when I'm really sick....cramping and all. But I don't know if that would be appropriate for your son.....

Anyway, that is what works for me!

Lollie

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