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Stomach Pain During 3rd Hour Class At School

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Hi! I hope you all can help me figure this out. My daughter (13 years old in 8th grade) at school gets stomach pains & has to go to the bathroom almost every day during 3rd hour. This would be about 10:30 in the morning. It happens whether she eats breakfast or not. So why that time of the day. She isn't having any problems in the Biology class (she's an A student and likes school) so it isn't that she is anxious or anything. She was dx with Celiac in September and has been gluten free since then. She does not cheat because she was accidentally glutened and does not like how that feels so she really is gluten free. She reads labels and thinks of things that sometimes I don't think about. So she really is careful.

Anybody have any thoughts??

Thanks :) .

Virginia

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Virginia,

Her pain appears so timely that I can't help but think that she is injesting some sort of gluten at the same time of day.

Have you checked her supplements, vitamins, shampoos, breakfast pots and pans, nail polish, lipsticks/gloss, make-up. Could there be any CC from the two previous classes?

Many of us have also been diagnosed with gastritis and that could cause stomach discomfort. If so, some Mylanta may help sooth the tummy.

But, the most simplest thought, is that she is just not healed as of yet. It will take some time for her to retain what she eats.. She could be just responding to her breakfast and gradually that 10:30 time will increase and she will be more able to maintain her digestion. That is just part of the healing process.

I hope she feels better soon.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Good question. Maybe her third or second hour class is in a home ec room that has flour in the air. Or maybe she sits in a desk that had a kid who always snacks on wheat products the hour before her. Or maybe she really dislikes third period or dislikes someone in the class or something so it's stress-related.

Reminds me of when I was in grad school. Every Monday at 1pm I had a meeting with my advisor. Every Monday around 12:30 I would start getting stomach pain, headaches, throw up. I thought it was because I didn't like him. Then I got diagnosed with celiac and realized I always ate the wheat snacks we had in our kitchen for lunch and the gluten was making me sick! Not that this has much to do with your daughter, but it does seem like there's too much of a pattern going on here.


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Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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Hi Virginia. Oddly enough, that actually used to happen to me, too. For some reason, my stomach would have a hissy fit the same time every day. It went away eventually. But I would have her double check every cosmetic and lotion. And the idea about the desk being glutened was a good one too. I'm curious though, she's having stomach cramps and having to go to the bathroom same time every day, but what happens when she gets glutened? You said she'd been glutened once and hated it, what were her symptoms then?


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Back-track an entire 24 hour period. It could be something she is ingesting earlier. I once heard of a girl who got sick in church every Sunday. After a great deal of detective work it turned out she was having a delayed reaction to the chocolate she always ate at the Saturday afternoon matinee.

Also, does she have the problem on weekends?

You said "almost every day." What days does it not happen? What is different about the 24 hour period before the days the problem does not happen?

Write everything down. :)


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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