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Is This A Fluke Or Are We Really Seeing Results Already?

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Well technically its been two weeks but I dont think the first week can count as we made so many mistakes and unwittingly gave our son food with gluten - and I expect we will make lots more mistakes too... but since going gluten free (strictly) about five days ago, things have changed in our house and I dont know whether its a fluke or not! I really only started noticing the changes in his behaviour during the last two days more so... he's waking up happy... he's playing happily... everything isnt a problem... which is rare! He didnt have gastro issues but then he hasnt had dairy in his system for almost two years now and while he was having dairy, he had a lot of gastro issues. However, his mood swings have almost compleletly settled down! Is it possible to see results so quickly??? He tested negative for celiac and the doctor seemed pretty sure that meant he didnt have it.... but I am so sure that this is a positive and fast result... I know that if this is an indication of what life will be like in the future then I will be perfectly content to spend my days baking bread and rummaging through health food shops.. .and spending a goddamn fortune!!... I posted a few days ago about how I had spent hours crying recently... I had such a bout of the 'are we doing the right thing?' blues... and now I really believe that 'yes we are!!! I'll keep you all posted on his progress but if this is not a coincidence, then I am seriously impressed (and a lot more relaxed!)

Thanks for everything everyone... thanks for the advice...

Liz in Ireland.

x x

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You're definitely seeing results! Congrats! I also had positive results within a few days. I had a few setbacks and it was probably 6-9 months before I was 100% again, but the immediate results made it so much easier to continue with the diet. From your positive dietary response, I'd say your son definitely has celiac disease.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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I noticed a difference in DD's disposition and energy levels within 2 days! I thought I was just seeing things until we weighed her at day 5 and found she had already gained 5 ounces after losing 2 ounces the month before. She's a completely different and very happy baby now! When I get sad about what she may be missing out on as she's older (like pizza night the other day!) I just remember when she was teeny and lethargic, look at her now and know we are doing the right thing!


Mom to 3 girls

DD1-diagnosed by allergist 10/2006

DD4 & DD9-diagnosed by Mom 01/2007

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I saw results in myself and my daughter in a few days. We didn't have any stomach issues to begin with but our moods and her behaviour improved dramatically. Our house is a different place now than it was 6 months ago as far as our family life. Some days I feel sorry for my kids but mostly I am just glad we know what was causing their problems. After more than 6 months, it still seems hard to believe that the answer was so "simple". Like you, I am glad to spend time cooking and baking to keep it up.


Karen

gluten free 4/06

casein free 7/06

DQ1, DQ8

Daughter (11) gluten free 5/06, casein free 6/06

Daughter (9) gluten free 3/06, casein free 7/06, soy free, trying peanut free

vegetarian

gluten lite on and off since 1999

All dx'ed by Enterolab

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I also saw these changes with in a few day's with my DD and about a week, we had NORMAl bowel movements and still are 1 1/2 months into. My dd also had a neg blood test, 2 actually but her doctor know's she's a celiac kid!!

Congrats, I am glad you are seeing improvment!!!


Char

Emmah 4 years- Celiac , gluten-free October 2006

Leigh-Ann 7 Years- Gluten lite

Gary- possible celiac

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yep we saw results in my daughter that fast and she was having behavioral issues prior to going gluten-free... I'm telling ya, the tantrums were uncontrollable and frightening and would come on about an hour after eating and would last about an hour with her kicking, screaming, biting, thrashing around on the floor, not wanting to be held at all and on and on... it would pass just as quickly as it would come on and she would lay in a heap on the floor sweaty and sobbing and saying "sorry mommy, I couldn't help it"... I'm SO GLAD we found out that gluten was the problem. One of the first indications to me that she's been accidentally glutened is when her attitude takes a major downturn and then the tummy starts hurting and she begs for some pepto bismol...

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I felt better in one week!


Negative biopsy for celiac 1980

Fibromyalgia 1980

IBS 1980

Interstitial Cystitis 1992

Systemic yeast

Diagnosed w/ Chronic Lyme Disease 2000

Diagnosed w/ Chronic babesia 2000

Tachycardia 2001

Asthma 2005

Have had Lyme and babesia for

about 48 yrs.

Began gluten-free July 19 '06

Native TEXAN living in Missouri

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I noticed amazing changes within a day! It is definitely not a fluke, that is fantastic, you must be so happy!


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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My father saw results that quickly too. Within the first week his D had stopped. My son's symptom was constipation so I took longer to see any change. I think that is a harder problem to turn around. We still have issues but my father swears he felt much better within that first week.

Nicole

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Yep, we saw results that fast too......it is truly one of the best feelings in the world, to see your child become happy again. You don't realize how much you lost until they start to become the children they should have been all along. I will never forget how thrilled we were those first few weeks!

Congratulations to you....and I hope things just continue to improve!


Tamara, mom to 4 gluten & casein free kiddos!

Age 11 - Psoriasis

Age 8- dx'd Celiac March 2005

Age 6- gluten-free/cf, allergy related seizures

Age 4 - reflux, resolved with gluten-free/cf

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Thank you everyone. Wow... i definitely feel we are on the right track... I am so glad that you all so improvements so quickly too... so I know this isnt a fluke. Nini, our experience with the tantrums is exactly the same... exactly!!! And then afterwards the pain in the tummy... oh boy we've had it for so long now that they were a daily occurence for the past four years and that alone would drain every ounce of energy from you... I can truly empathise... and now they have stopped we are so relieved and happy. My husband is quite genuinely surprised to see the results.. i dont think he expected any... and we are both thrilled to have finally discovered the problem that has been holding our little boy back for so long. thanks everyone... i really mean it... you guys are all so wonderful

a million hugs x x liz

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We also saw results quickly....within the first week or 2, for both me & my son. DS had behavioral issues and he is just genuinely a nicer person all around off of gluten. His grades have improved, too!

Keep up the good work!!!! :)


Kim

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm

but how to dance in the rain."

Positive bloodwork 1/9/06

gluten-free since 1/12/06

Very positive dietary response

DS (12 years old)

Biopsy 7/7/06 ~ Diagnosed Celiac 7/12/2006

gluten-free since 7/15/2006

DD (almost 6)

HLA-DQ2 positive

Celiac Bloodwork negative 2 different times

Still eating gluten for now.

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Well technically its been two weeks but I dont think the first week can count as we made so many mistakes and unwittingly gave our son food with gluten - and I expect we will make lots more mistakes too... but since going gluten free (strictly) about five days ago, things have changed in our house and I dont know whether its a fluke or not! I really only started noticing the changes in his behaviour during the last two days more so... he's waking up happy... he's playing happily... everything isnt a problem... which is rare! He didnt have gastro issues but then he hasnt had dairy in his system for almost two years now and while he was having dairy, he had a lot of gastro issues. However, his mood swings have almost compleletly settled down! Is it possible to see results so quickly??? He tested negative for celiac and the doctor seemed pretty sure that meant he didnt have it.... but I am so sure that this is a positive and fast result... I know that if this is an indication of what life will be like in the future then I will be perfectly content to spend my days baking bread and rummaging through health food shops.. .and spending a goddamn fortune!!... I posted a few days ago about how I had spent hours crying recently... I had such a bout of the 'are we doing the right thing?' blues... and now I really believe that 'yes we are!!! I'll keep you all posted on his progress but if this is not a coincidence, then I am seriously impressed (and a lot more relaxed!)

Thanks for everything everyone... thanks for the advice...

Liz in Ireland.

x x

I agree with you - i saw differences in my son as quickly as you did. Not only with his personality, but his school work...last year struggled with a D average and this year in 6th grade he made the honor roll! I was so proud. So I'm like you. As much of a pain it is to figure this diet out, I'm with you that it is so worth it to have a happy son.......i always just blamed his personality on him getting it from his father, but it's so nice now to have him be so angry all the time.

My son never has had any stomach troubles, so when he was diagnosed, I was sooo in the denial thing, and thought the Dr. was just crazy and this was the health fad of the now type thing...but seeing the results that we've gotten so far, it is just amazing.

Now if they'd just find some miracle cure for it, this would be a beautiful thing!

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My son (who was two years old and awake for only 3 hours total every day before going gluten free and looked like one of the starving kids with the distended bellies) got his energy back in 9 days - and we were making mistakes that whole time (Rice Krispies, O's cereal made from oat flour, other things w/ malt). He didn't nap at all (he still normally takes naps now, but he was so happy to have energy), and he was practically stumbling at the end of the day trying to still move, but his muscles were so atrophied he could barely do it! The next day he was sore from the exercise but still had energy! It's tough sometimes dealing with it, but to see your extremely sick child turn into a normal, happy kid makes it all worthwhile!

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