Hello. My daughter (11) has been ill since June 2006, she started with what I thought was a tummy bug and couldn't seem to shake it of making her lose weight. In mid November she started with very bad tummy pains, high up, worsening after eating. Her stools are very pale looking and of all funny consistency. 3 weeks after this started she became well again and pains went away. During Christmas the pains came back again, she has become very thin, drawn, dark under her eyes, very tired all the time, very itchy rash all over but mainly hands feet knees.
I have been to the doctors with her and have seen 4 doctors, first suspected indigestion and gave her gaviscon, after no improvement I went back to same dr and he sent her for blood test which all came back fine. 2nd said to go home and give paracetamol, 3rd said its just a tummy bug and allergy rash. On my 4th visit I suggested a gluten intolerance and doctor wasn't sure but said to go for blood test to rule out.
celiac disease is in our family.
what I would like to know is, could the symptoms go away and come back ?
I have started her on a gluten free diet but not seen any massive improvement yet but its only been 3 days and I'm not sure if she is getting contaminated or not.
What do I have to look for on food label's ?
is there a UK version of this site ?
any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance