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Cross Contamination Vs Ttg Level

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I did some research on the school lunch program. Once every three weeks, they have nachos supreme. The school system's dietician informed me that yes, indeed, it was gluten free. Everything she would get comes prepackaged so I wouldn't have to worry about safe handling amongst the cafeteria workers. She was thrilled to buy the hot lunch once every three weeks and be like the rest of the kids.

Yesterday was nacho supreme day. When she got home, she told me she spit up about a dozen times (we have thought this was acid reflux). When I check my email, her teacher had told me that she had a rough afternoon, spitting up frequently.

I have suspected a secondary food intolerance as every so often she might spit up once or twice. I was actually excited that it was obviously in her lunch yesterday in a large enough quantity that it caused an immediate effect. I tried to get ahold of the dietician to get the list of ingredients off of what she ate but the office was already closed. First thing this morning, I went to talk to the cafeteria manager so that I could look at the label myself (if she still had them available). The corn chips had wheat!!!! She's had the nachos before without this reaction, so perhaps they recently changed the chips - that's something I WILL be following up on.

So now we know for a fact! she was glutened and this is what she does when she's been glutened!

Here's my question. Every couple of weeks, she will spit up, once or twice. There never seemed to be any rhyme or reason. We thought she had acid reflux which breaks through her meds (prevacid). The acid reflux was caused by ??? another food intolerance ??? bacteria overgrowth ??? H pylori ??? Now I'm wondering if it has been cross contamination all this time. Her 6 month Ttg level was fantastic and in the normal/acceptable range. If you are being ever so slightly cc'd will your blood test come back OK? Or should I still be looking for something else causing her to spit up?

Regardless, I'm taking further steps to clean house of any cc sources.

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I am somewhat confused. What do you mean when you say she is 'spitting up'? Because really, that is the terminology used only for babies spitting up their milk, which is normal unless it is excessive. I have never heard of a six year old child spitting up before, and it doesn't make sense to me.

Is she vomiting? Is bile rising up in her throat, and she has to spit it out?

I get acid reflux when I am glutened, or eat beans as well as from eggs. I would question giving a small child prevacid without trying to find out what is causing the acid reflux.

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I am somewhat confused. What do you mean when you say she is 'spitting up'? Because really, that is the terminology used only for babies spitting up their milk, which is normal unless it is excessive. I have never heard of a six year old child spitting up before, and it doesn't make sense to me.

Is she vomiting? Is bile rising up in her throat, and she has to spit it out?

I always called them liquid burps, myself . . . but she spits up a mouthful. She does not gag so I do not consider it vomitting. She says she is not burping but I'm not sure she can adequately explain . . . she says it just comes up. She spits it out. Sometimes she says it tastes bad. If she has just recently eaten, it might have a little bit of solids with it. Usually (at least lately), it seems like it is just fluid - saliva, phlegm, acid?

We have called it spitting up as a part of the reaction to her at school . . . If she vomits, she has to come home . . . so now the nurses, teachers and even the kids know that when she "spits up" it's because of her stomach issues and not because she is sick/contagious.

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