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Bellasmama

Bloated Stomach...still?

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Isabella's main symptoms in the beginning were the extremely bloated stomach, constipation and weight loss. Everything has been great since being diagnosed and on a gluten-free diet. However recently Isabella's stomach is getting back to like it was in the beginning. Hard, extended, really noticable. Its been 6 months and this is coming back again. Everything else looks to be fine and still getting better and better except her stomach. I feel horrible. It sucks when she's a tiny lil thing only weighs about 21lbs and should be in size 18month clothing and she is in 2t tops because of her stomach.

What should I do? This is the only thing that is coming back of her symtoms. We have been very careful with what she eats. Her next GI appointment isnt until October.

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Hi BellasMom,

Your post wasn't originally pinned (its been busy on the board lately, so it probably got overlooked), so thats probably why you didn't get any responses. Hopefully someone will chime in.

Is she eating restaurant food at all? Have you checked her medications for gluten? Is she eating at daycare/school/friend's houses that aren't safe?

Best of luck and I hope you find some answers.

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The only thing from FF that she's had were the package apples from McD's. And that's not very often. She stays at my gma's house while I work and I buy all her food for her and so I dont think its happening there. They know very well what she can and cannot have and to be careful. My gma calls me a million times a day asking me if she can have other things even though she already knows the answers. Any other time she goes some where I'm with her. She doesnt take any meds so it cant be that.

Could this be something other than Celiac? Or maybe she's being glutened and I dont even know it....she's not showing any other symtoms though....Why does this have to be so difficult?!?! UGH!

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I remember that it was about a year or so when I started having a problem with dairy. Perhaps she is developing a secondary intolerance at this point.

You can try to hold off dairy for a week or so and then reintroduce it and see what happens.

Just a thought :(

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Ditto about dairy.........that would be my guess too. I have found that with myself, and my kids....we really didn't start making great strides until all casein was removed. Feeling and looking bloated is one of my main symptoms of a dairy infraction.

Hope that helps! If you are already dairy free, I would go over everything she's been eating. Also go over all shampoos, lotions, etc. I'm gluten free as well, but for some reason had never thought to check my bath and body works lotion. It had oats in it, and so did my Cover Girl powder. I finally switched to Bare Minerals, and double checked all my lipsticks. My daughter loves to get into my lip glosses and makeup, plus all the times I give her kisses......it would be easy for her to get glutened. Hope that helps some! The first year can be a little rocky....she is still healing, and she may not be able to tolerate the same foods as she did before. Go to a really bland, easily digested diet (you could also try enzymes, my kids love these) and see if that helps as well. Good luck!

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ditto re dairy, she should be dairy free. Is grandma cooking with wheat flour??? the stuff is awful & poofs up in the air & gets on everything & the child can breathe it in & get very sick. Hard to keep little kids in a house that is not gluten-free. Do you have a local ROCK group or support group???

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