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Am I Crazy?

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My daughter had the scope/biopsy yesterday. Everything looked normal to the eye but we are awaiting biopsy results. We have decided to go gluten free regardless of the outcome. A positive blood test plus many symptoms are enough for me to try her gluten-free. So is it crazy to think that one day of gluten-free would be enough to provide some relief? I swear I have a different kid today. She seemed more energetic, did not complain once of being tired or having tired arms/legs (which she ususally does all day long) She was WAY less irritable. Our super irritable time is after my older daughter gets home (3:30-5ish) and she was so good and happy! She also did not whine today (which she usually does allllll day). Some of her symptoms like constipation, itchy skin, dark circles are still there. But overall I think either

1) I am crazy and looking for anything to prove it works or

2) it actually IS helping!

Thoughts?


Mommy to 2 Divas in Training

~6 yr old daughter positive Celiac blood test December 2010 (at age 4)~

~Positive Biopsy January 10, 2011~

~Gluten Free since January 11, 2011~

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It could be both. :) Kids have been known to drive one crazy. Look at me!

I actually felt better in 1-2 days. A lot of the gloating and that kind of pain was gone. From what I have seen on here, it seems to affect kids moods. But just having less pain can make you feel happier.


 

 

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I had a noticeable change in my health within 2 days, so I don't think it's impossible.

My daughter had the dark circles, too, and those took a bit to disappear, but they did. Her reactions are much more noticeable now when she gets gluten, though, so you might see that in the future, too. Or reacting to lower amounts of gluten, the longer she's off of it.

Another thing - sometimes I notice with my kids (both went gluten free), they had this period of time where they needed much more sleep for a while. I've always assumed that was their body needing time to heal itself, ya know?


T.H.

Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease

23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity

25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) 

 

Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive

Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive

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Hi

We started my daughter on a wheat/gluten free diet in December and we noticed a change within 3 days mainly by her not going to the toilet as much and having more energy, we are now 4/5 weeks into the diet and shes much better still only going to the toilet twice a day + has much more energy, she has however had a bad week where she went back down hill and we dont know why but apparently this does happens to some. Shes still doing very well.

The way i looked at it was that to see such a big improvement in a few days just shows how upset her stomach is, but be prepared for her to still have an few off days.

Thanks x

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You're not crazy. I felt dramatically better right away and I wasn't even free of all gluten. I just cut out what I knew to be gluten-pasta, bread, anything with flour etc. until I learned more. My distended abdomen went back to being flat again pretty quickly. That being said, it did take a long while overall to feel back to what I thought I should feel like. Seemed like every 4-6 mos. I would reach anothre level of improvement. Plenty of fatigue and naps along the way, with the learning curve and healing time.

Glad you're seeing new life in your kiddo :)


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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My daughter had the scope/biopsy yesterday. Everything looked normal to the eye but we are awaiting biopsy results. We have decided to go gluten free regardless of the outcome. A positive blood test plus many symptoms are enough for me to try her gluten-free. So is it crazy to think that one day of gluten-free would be enough to provide some relief? I swear I have a different kid today. She seemed more energetic, did not complain once of being tired or having tired arms/legs (which she ususally does all day long) She was WAY less irritable. Our super irritable time is after my older daughter gets home (3:30-5ish) and she was so good and happy! She also did not whine today (which she usually does allllll day). Some of her symptoms like constipation, itchy skin, dark circles are still there. But overall I think either

1) I am crazy and looking for anything to prove it works or

2) it actually IS helping!

Thoughts?

My daughter had her biopsy 10 days again and we started gluten free immediately and she started feeling better within 24 hours. Everyday I see improvement. Even her acne (if that was what was all over her face for several years) is subsiding. The doctor told me during the biopsy she saw no damage but the lab results of the biopsy were positive. You are not crazy.

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