Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

Juliebove

But Crackers Would Settle Your Stomach!

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

The other day, my daughter had severe stomach pains. We didn't exactly know the cause at the time. I began to figure it out that night and the Dr. confirmed it the next day. Allergic reaction to Claritin D. Alas the Dr. said it takes a good 4 days for the medicine to get out of the system. Said she would be sick for 4 days but each day would be a little better. It is a little better in that now she can eat a bite of two of something. At the worst part, she could eat nothing at all.

Anyway... When she first became sick, I had a tire problem on my car. Rather than take my daughter in there and make her wait with me, I opted to leave her with my mom. When I left, she was on the couch with a blanket. I thought my mom would just let her sleep. But, no!

I returned to find my daughter quite agitated. My mother kept insisting that she eat crackers because they would settle her stomach. Daughter said something like, "But don't crackers have wheat in them?" I think she honestly didn't know because she probably doesn't remember eating them. I did buy her Goldfish when she was really little. But mostly I didn't keep crackers in the house because I don't really like them myself and my husband doesn't usually eat them either. Yes, we do buy Schar gluten-free crackers from time to time. Some corn crackers from Trader Joe's that are more like little tortilla chips. And once in a blue moon, some gluten-free rice crackers. I do not know what kind of crackers my mom tried to make her eat, but she knew they weren't those.

My mom first told her she didn't know if they had wheat in them or not. My parents attitude seems to be what you don't know won't hurt you. I have seen this time and again. Mom is allergic to eggs and isn't supposed to have wheat (for arthritis) but time and again eats waffles, pancakes, muffins, etc. Each time claiming that she didn't know there was wheat or eggs in them. Daughter then told her to check the box for ingredients. Her reply was that she didn't have the box. *sigh*

Daughter didn't eat the crackers and was most perturbed that my mom kept trying to force her to eat them, insisting that crackers would make her tummy feel better! Gah! I should add that daughter doesn't have celiac, but a wheat allergy. She still gets stomach pains if she does eat wheat. Not that she actually eats it but there have been times when she ate a "may contain traces of" or what we suspected was a cross contaminated food and she did get very sick. So she knows better than to eat wheat!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Julie:

It's not the crackers that settle your stomach - it's the **salt**.

It's good for nausea, as well as general stomach malaise like D.

Even if she could have a piece of sliced gluten-free bread with butter and lots of salt that would probably do the trick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's interesting. It didn't know that, it's the salt! Hmph. Thank. Makes sense now. :D

I didn't know it either but that's probably why some Drs. tell you to have sports drinks when you are sick.

She has the big D now. Had it twice so hopefully the med is getting out of her system. I gave her some plain chicken breast (it was processed so I know it had salt) and some plain white rice for dinner. I would hesitate to let her have butter or margarine given the circumstances.

I feel (but am not sure) that since this is an allergic reaction to the med and not an actual illness, that the regular dietary rules might not apply here. I am really not sure what was causing the severe stomach pain. She literally could not eat at all for the past couple of days. Not even popsicles. I found several popsicles in the trash with just about an inch eaten from them. Today is the first time she has had an appetite and when I ask her if her stomach hurts, she says she doesn't know. Her ear is still plugged though. *sigh*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not the crackers that settle your stomach - it's the **salt**.

It's good for nausea, as well as general stomach malaise like D.

I've never heard this. Do you have a reference?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • March 24, 2019 Until March 27, 2019
      0  
      NEW ORLEANS GOURMET GLUTEN-FREE mini GETAWAY    March 24 ~ 27, 2019   We have arranged a fun and Gluten-free food filled mini in the city known for it's food and fun.  We have arranged to eat many of the famous dishes that aren't usually Gluten-free at a few of the World Renown restaurants.   Staying at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street in the center of the French Quarter, you'll be able to enjoy the ambiance of the city at all hours.   Our itinerary will include a Luxury Coach tour of the city and surrounding area - Admission to The National World War II Museum, including the Tom Hanks" 4D film "Beyond All Boundaries" - an exciting Airboat ride and tour through the Bayou.      This it the 3rd time we have visited New Orleans and it has always been well attended, so join us even if you've been there before.  Check out our website for the complete itinerary and cost.    Due to contractual obligations we must have 20 participants by October 31, 2018 to make this a go.      If you have any questions just give us a call at 410-939-3218.  Bob & Ruth info@bobandruths.com (410) 939-3218
    • March 27, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • March 30, 2019 Until March 31, 2019
      0  
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      ABOUT THE NOURISHED FESTIVALS
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
       
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      86,795
    • Most Online
      4,125

    Newest Member
    Blue Rose
    Joined
  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      112,061
    • Total Posts
      956,668
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Forum Discussions

    I just had my kid retested for celiac disease and we are waiting for the results.  Her doctor does not hesitate to test since I have a firm diagnosis.  I can also say that my PCP and GI  never hesitate to check for other AI issues either.  They know that you can develop more than one autoimmune disorder.  Better to catch it early before damage!   If you get an endoscopy, be sure to do a gluten challenge 2 to 4 weeks prior or your result will be negative!  
    I think it is because celiac disease was not “discovered” until after WWI when in Europe the fields were destroyed and there were wheat shortages.  Little malnourished kids became well for the first time.  Then the doctor began experimenting on his patients (good luck with that today) feeding those sick children a banana diet and they flourished.    Doctors still think that celiac disease is found just in malnourished children who have extended bellies.  Even when Dr. Fasano came to the US over
Thank you. I think I might just push for the endoscopy if I get negative again on the standard test. I feel so ill and nothing else is showing up.  If I am going to have to wait ages for endoscopy (I'm in UK) then I'll do a short trial. I too would like a formal diagnosis if I have it though, especially for my kids, so it is in their history.   
  • Blog Entries

  • ×
    ×
    • Create New...