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norahsmommy

Yay, Doc Didn' Think I Was A Nut Job!

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We have had trouble with our youngest daughters tummy and intestines since we started solids basically. I did an elimination diet 3 times when she was 9-10 months old and we discovered when we eliminated gluten products she got better. She has been gluten free since then and things have been better but not perfect. We discovered other foods also cause her problems. Soy, dairy, anything with dha in it and possibly corn. She is 16 months old now and we just had her 15 month well check. She had been to the doc a month before because she was so very constipated she was going 10 days without a poop. She got put on stool softeners and I was told to increase her fluids by a doc. Even with the stool softeners she was only going once every 5 days and that was WITH a suppository to make her go. Anyway at her well check I was talking about her diet and problems we were having and have had with her pedi. I haven't seen this doc since she was 9 months old, always the other docs in the practice. The first thing he said was "you know, celiac disease is alot more common than people realize. She is gluten free now so you can't do the antibody test yet, but call me when you want to get her tested and we will keep track of how she does on the gluten diet and I will order the test for you so you can get results as fast as possible when she is done preparing." I just about kissed him! The other doc just kept telling me to increase her fluids and give her larger doses of the stool softener and to give her a suppository every 2 days. Right. I did discover that her poop problems lately (that sent us to the doc a month ago) were due to corn chex. Either it was contaminated with gluten or she has a problem with corn. I am not sure.

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Congratulations! It's a good feeling when you know you have someone on your side. I've been there! Here's hoping all your questions get answered!! Good luck! :)

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:P

I just about kissed him!

Good thing you didn't. He might have eaten a whole wheat bread sandwich and glutened you! :P

Great to find a doc that seems to know what he's doing.

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:lol: Norahsmommy the title made me laugh. Sometimes it's the little things in this battle. :P

Glad you have an understanding Doc. Now you just have to be sure they are up on all the latest research. :) There is no need to gluten your child when you know gluten is the problem. She has responded positively to a gluten-free diet and that is proof positive, far more accurate than any other test we have currently.

Check out Dr. Vikki's recent post on the subject for the latest research to that effect:

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