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DD 2.5 has been gluten free for about 10 days. She vomited 4 days ago (once, no other symptoms), but we attributed it to her methotrexate shot (for arthritis) b/c she got sick a few hours after that. Today at school she had a very large watery BM and then vomited 3 hours later. I figure this could be a stomach bug or that she somehow ingested some gluten (although we're not sure what). She didn't vomit frequently before going gluten-free, but I know she would be more sensitive to gluten now. However, she has never had diarrhea, she's always been constipated....can symptoms change after going gluten-free...meaning that gluten would now cause diarrhea, not constipation for her? Trying to figure this all out. Thanks


Holly

DD5: juveline rheumatoid arthritis 8/07; celiac 3/08

DS3: negative blood tests

Me and DH: negative blood tests

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DD 2.5 has been gluten free for about 10 days. She vomited 4 days ago (once, no other symptoms), but we attributed it to her methotrexate shot (for arthritis) b/c she got sick a few hours after that. Today at school she had a very large watery BM and then vomited 3 hours later. I figure this could be a stomach bug or that she somehow ingested some gluten (although we're not sure what). She didn't vomit frequently before going gluten-free, but I know she would be more sensitive to gluten now. However, she has never had diarrhea, she's always been constipated....can symptoms change after going gluten-free...meaning that gluten would now cause diarrhea, not constipation for her? Trying to figure this all out. Thanks

Hello....

I am sorry she is having these problems but I am positive you will find out exactly what is wrong with her. Vomiting after going gluten free....Same thing for me (not vomiting but nausea). It started about 3 weeks after I excluded gluten. And I never had diarrhea before (while I had gluten) but now I do have (and I am gluten-free for about 3 months)...Did she had an endoscopy? a colonoscopy? a test for other food intolerances? I had that test and I can't eat 40 foods.Maybe smth else is causing all the trouble. Or maybe her villy is still so damaged she just can't take any food and is reacting like this. 10 days is an extremely short period. Most of the people here in this site had to wait for months until they saw a difference in their symptoms. For me it was 3 weeks after going gluten-free that I still felt exhausted.

just some ideas...


Celiac September 2007

Graves disease June 2008

Candida overgrowth / started treatment November 2008

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Meline- Thanks for your reply. She did have an endoscopy that showed villi damage.

No more vomiting, but DD has been having loose stools (yellow, putrid smelling) since Tuesday. She's eating/drinking intermittently (not tons, but that's usual for her) and no fever. Energy level is pretty good. Does this sound like a stomach bug or that she's been glutened? I'm waiting to hear back from her pediatrician, and thought I could call her pedi GI, but neither of them know much about celiac. We don't go to the celiac center until April 11...our first appt. Thanks


Holly

DD5: juveline rheumatoid arthritis 8/07; celiac 3/08

DS3: negative blood tests

Me and DH: negative blood tests

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No more vomiting, but DD has been having loose stools (yellow, putrid smelling) since Tuesday. She's eating/drinking intermittently (not tons, but that's usual for her) and no fever. Energy level is pretty good. Does this sound like a stomach bug or that she's been glutened? I'm waiting to hear back from her pediatrician, and thought I could call her pedi GI, but neither of them know much about celiac. We don't go to the celiac center until April 11...our first appt. Thanks

Symptoms can definitely change once you go gluten-free. I think that once your body starts to "clear" itself of all the toxins, you begin seeing more defined symptoms of exposure.

As for the yellow stools, that is my dd's symptom when she gets exposed to dairy. Eggs and soy give us a reddish/orange stool. Gluten is a yellowish/clay color.

It's scary to say this, but I think most of the members on this board could be top stool detectives! :P As you get further into this, believe me, you will KNOW what food gives you what color. It's beyond scary at times!

I do hope your dd feels better though. Is there any way you can ask the doctor if her symptoms could be related to her meds? You may be able to switch them or try another route of therapy.


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She's feeling much better today, but my husband had some GI issues last night, so I'm thinking maybe it was a stomach bug.

Regardless of that, we're still trying to make sure we eliminate all gluten. I made gluten free playdoh for her preschool class and we've checked all her meds. I also switched her body wash and our hand soap to something gluten free. I keep running things through my head to make sure I'm nt missing anything.

Thanks again everyone!


Holly

DD5: juveline rheumatoid arthritis 8/07; celiac 3/08

DS3: negative blood tests

Me and DH: negative blood tests

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