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Should We Stay Gluten Free?

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My DS has NOT been diagnosed with Celiac or anything else. I am requesting copies of all his lab tests to see exactly what they tested for, but he was seen at Univ of Maryland, who are well-regarded for Celiac treatment, so for now we are trusting that they have tested properly. We see the specialist on July 6, at which point we will have a TON of questions for her.

Meanwhile, I have a little boy who is almost off the chart in weight and BMI but average on height. He has very, very soft poop 2-3x a day. I'm not sure how much control he has and we need to start potty training asap so he can go to preschool. Other that that, he is happy and healthy and full of beans.

Anyway, despite the negative test results, we decided to go gluten free to see how he did. It's been 2 weeks now, and I can honestly say, we've seen no change at all. I'm pretty sure he's not been glutened or that we've given him anything wrong. He has very limited things he'll eat so it was pretty easy to make sure that what he did eat was gluten free.

Do you think it's worth keeping him gluten free or perhaps, should I try some other item to eliminate to see if it helps his diarrhea? Dairy would be my next thought, even though he suffers from no stomach pains that we are aware of.

Thanks!

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90 Percent of sensitive people are bothered by the same eight things: gluten, dairy, soy, corn, eggs, peanuts, treenuts, seafood and if you still haven't pinned it down coconut/palm is the next most common

Food colourings and additives like MSG or aspartame are also responsible for a lot of reactions, but those are usually behavoural.

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I was advised to go 4 to 6 weeks, and some say two months. I've heard that some people see improvement right away, others take longer. As swalker said, you may want to consider other allergens as well. Between myself and my kids there are allergies intolerences to eggs, walnuts, soy and dairy as well as wheat.

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