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Vitamin Supplements For Kids

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My 7 year old is just now going through testing for Celiac as well as a host of other things. I'm pretty sure she's gluten and dairy (and) intolerant though, because she has responded to a gluten/dairy/corn free diet. For now we (pediatrician and myself) are calling her gluten intolerant while she is undergoing the other tests, which right now only involve blood and poop.

She is very vitamin B deficient and the pediatrician suggested giving her B-12 Energy Now (365) brand which I've been doing a couple of times a day. He didn't love that she was still eating gummy multivitamins as well as gummy calcium but thought that was better than nothing. She turns her nose up at chewables. Anyway, it's been several days with therapeutic doses of vitamin B and she still is looking very depleted, has mouth source and cracks in her lips. I do think her energy level is much higher though. I just can't get those darn mouth sores to clear up or the dark circles to go away.

One thing I did notice when I got home is that the Vitamin B is made is a facility that also produces wheat products. I have been also taking this vitamin B and have been more arthritic this weekend, but I don't know if it's trace amounts of wheat in the vitamin, or perhaps the awful on- the- run diet I've eaten the past week or so, with a few nights of wine thrown in...so I don't know the source of my pain.

Probably conventional wisdom would say I should switch to another B12 supplement. I am so frustrated that my daughter is in such poor health and I can't seem to get her healthy. What kind of vitamin supplements are kids here getting, and how long did it take to see improvements?

My daughter has been gluten free 6 weeks.

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Hi and welcome,

Every persons recovery is different. That being said :-) My 7 yr old DD stopped having severe belly pains within 3-4 days but it took a good 2 months for them to stop completely along with the constipation she had for 1 1/2 years. I stopped all Miralax and Milk of Magnesia immediately and haven't touched it since and she's been gluten-free since April.

When she accidentally gets gluten it shows up within the hour and lasts about 12-24 hrs.

I was really worried at week 4 also, wondering WHY isn't she completely better. But i asked the same question on this forum and found it will take time, some people told me 6 months for their recovery.

Good luck

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Thanks Mizzo. I should have written that her belly pain is so improved and that's why the pediatrician was ready to call her gluten intolerant. It's just the other symptoms. I also am GI and have been gluten free for several months, so I know it's a long process. It's just a heartbreaking one when it comes to a child.

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My 7 year old is just now going through testing for Celiac as well as a host of other things. I'm pretty sure she's gluten and dairy (and) intolerant though, because she has responded to a gluten/dairy/corn free diet. For now we (pediatrician and myself) are calling her gluten intolerant while she is undergoing the other tests, which right now only involve blood and poop.

She is very vitamin B deficient and the pediatrician suggested giving her B-12 Energy Now (365) brand which I've been doing a couple of times a day. He didn't love that she was still eating gummy multivitamins as well as gummy calcium but thought that was better than nothing. She turns her nose up at chewables. Anyway, it's been several days with therapeutic doses of vitamin B and she still is looking very depleted, has mouth source and cracks in her lips. I do think her energy level is much higher though. I just can't get those darn mouth sores to clear up or the dark circles to go away.

One thing I did notice when I got home is that the Vitamin B is made is a facility that also produces wheat products. I have been also taking this vitamin B and have been more arthritic this weekend, but I don't know if it's trace amounts of wheat in the vitamin, or perhaps the awful on- the- run diet I've eaten the past week or so, with a few nights of wine thrown in...so I don't know the source of my pain.

Probably conventional wisdom would say I should switch to another B12 supplement. I am so frustrated that my daughter is in such poor health and I can't seem to get her healthy. What kind of vitamin supplements are kids here getting, and how long did it take to see improvements?

My daughter has been gluten free 6 weeks.

What kind of test is your pedi doing with the poop? Besides the celiac blood panel and the biopsy I don't know of any other test that Dr's will do. Is there something new?

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Have you given any thought to a probiotic or an omega supplement? That could help boost things.

How is her diet? Is she getting enough healthy fats? I think it's important for growing kids to get plenty of healthy fats. Olive and canola oil are great. We pop our own popcorn almost daily in canola oil. We put olive oil instead of butter on our corn pasta and rice. We are gluten and dairy intolerant so we don't get any fat from milk or cheese. I hope this helps.

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We are doing a probiotic but I don't know about omega supplements? I put flax seed oil in smoothies. Does that count?

The poop tests are to rule out parasites. Doc doesn't think that's causing the D but wants to rule it out. I can't remember what he said about the endoscopy. He was only going to do it if the blood test was positive? I don't understand that. Positive blood test to me answers that question.

Anyhow, my daughter was insanely crazy during the appt so it was hard to talk to the pedi. I'll call him back and talk to him on the phone.

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We are doing a probiotic but I don't know about omega supplements? I put flax seed oil in smoothies. Does that count?

The poop tests are to rule out parasites. Doc doesn't think that's causing the D but wants to rule it out. I can't remember what he said about the endoscopy. He was only going to do it if the blood test was positive? I don't understand that. Positive blood test to me answers that question.

Anyhow, my daughter was insanely crazy during the appt so it was hard to talk to the pedi. I'll call him back and talk to him on the phone.

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We are doing a probiotic but I don't know about omega supplements? I put flax seed oil in smoothies. Does that count?

The poop tests are to rule out parasites. Doc doesn't think that's causing the D but wants to rule it out. I can't remember what he said about the endoscopy. He was only going to do it if the blood test was positive? I don't understand that. Positive blood test to me answers that question.

Anyhow, my daughter was insanely crazy during the appt so it was hard to talk to the pedi. I'll call him back and talk to him on the phone.

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