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Bowel Issues Started Up Again

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After a few really good days and a week of feeling really good, she's had bad diarrhea again today and the day before yesterday. Yesterday it was better but not great. I don't think she's gotten any gluten anywhere. It makes me wonder if something else is also going on. She drank orange juice tonight before her tummy started hurting. She was at a friends house who told me everything she ate. Suposedly no gluten but she did eat a TON of potato chips. She's having some behavioral issues at school, not being able to keep her hands to herself and talking when she should not. Impulsive behavior.

All I can do is hope that with time, this gets better. I'm stressed.

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I am very new to this, but it sounds to me like she must have been glutened. DD was great all week, found 1 gerber puff (about the size of a peanut, but full of air, not solid) and had horrid diarrhea. It doesn't seem to take much for these little ones who are so sensitive. I hope things get better soon!

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Were you sure the potato chips contained no gluten? I found out that pretty much all of them contain some of it! :S I will pray that she gets better soon!!!

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I agree that it does sound like gluten. Especially if she was at a friends house......I always get nervous if my kids eat at someone else's house. It is hard for someone to truly understand cross contamination issues, and the gluten free lifestyle unless you actually have to live it. My parents and I are very close, and my kids spend alot of time over their house, but even after three years of teaching them about gluten free, mistakes still happen.

My dd has had moments where she acts like she was glutened and I never find out the source. It's at those times I figure it's most likely cross contamination from crumbs on someone's hands, or something she touched at school, etc. We just plow through, double check everything we've eaten in the past week or more, and usually the issue resolves itself. It is tough to figure out what's going on with our kiddos....hope she gets better soon!

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Thanks guys for the ideas and support. I am at this strange stage where we are not certain whether it's celiac or not and our doc said not to worry about cross contamination. But maybe she's more sensitive then we imagine. This is such a big learning experience! I plan on doing the DNA test soon so I can at least know whether she has the gene or not. But.... I guess even if it's gulten intolerance and not celiac, you can still be sensitive enough to need to avoid CC?!?

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It doesn't seem to take much for these little ones who are so sensitive.

I have to agree, my little guy is extremely sensitive. He always poops in his pants when he has had either gluten or dairy. It really does not take much - a crumb, is all it takes. I have to agree with the next poster on that. Cross contamination is an issue here, it's taken DH a while to wrap his head around it but our DS is VERY sensitive to gluten. As soon as he has a gluten flare up we check and recheck everything he has eaten. I would say more often than not we trace it to a cross contamination issue. Say, accidentally using the same knife for his bread that was used to butter wheat bread (My DD's bread). To be honest, I want us all to be gluten-free. I just think it's a healthier life style anyway beyond my DS's gluten issues.

Cinthia

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