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My son has been gluten-free for six months. It took him four weeks for the poop to get better, but is still bulky and floating - still only going every other day. Anyway, behavior has been everywhere with mood swings. One day really hyper/silly but happy and the next fragile. I don't know how he could be getting gluttened as I am a stay-home mom and make all his bread. Went back to the doctor (again) and said I wanted more blood work - ferritin, vitamins, etc. She added a thyroid as well. Thyroid is fine as well as iron, but 10 of 22 other items are flagged - calcium, folate, serum protein, sodium, etc. Even though some of the markers are for liver function, they can also stem from intestinal inflammation, etc. I would have though he would be healing up better by now. I'm wondering whether there is an underlying bacteria problem. We're seeing a ped. on Mon. I'm just glad I took him back in - cause I knew my boy wasn't feeling right. Nathan is 4. Any feedback is appreciated.

Debbie

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Are you a totally gluten-free house???? Could he be getting CC'd or hidden gluten from something???

Are they going to work to fix the other problems?

also some don't get better right away. Some take longer than 6 months....however it sounds like he is still getting something or has some other underlying conditions!

Good Luck and I hope your little one feels better soon!!!!

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If your house is not gluten free are you cooking with wheat flour?

Have you double checked everything that you are feeding him?

He might need to be dairy free also. Have you thought about testing for all of that thru enterolab.com?

I really think that if your house is not gluten-free then that is the problem. It is hard...

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We are mostly gluten-free. My husband and I have oatmeal in the mornings - use the same pan, etc. everyday. We also have premade tortillas for when it is just us snacking. Other than that, we all eat the same bread and don't have any other cracker/snack type items than gluten-free. I've called twice on most items we eat. gluten-free soy sauce, salad dressing, etc. Of course, it could be CC from corn chips, etc., but I do think it is an underlying condition that needs to be looked into. I don't know what the ped will do, but it seems like something should be done and will be done further since the blood test suggests something is awry.

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most corn chips are okay. sounds like your house is pretty safe. Are you making sure that you are washing your hands after you touch a flour tortilla before touching his plate/food?

what about play doh? Lotions? Shampoo? your hand cream & makeup? Toothpaste? BTW they say that children should just brush with water & then floss. I hate the chemicals & artificial sugar in toothpaste. I switched to baking soda...

Is he getting something at a friends house?

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