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  1. Thank you for all of these suggestions to consider in the coming week. I hadn't considered that he could be coming into contact with gluten at school, whether that be through art supplies or not...all things to think about. And, he has a good friend in swimming who is also celiac so I may talk with the friend's parent about whether she has seen this with her son.
  2. Hello, My 10 year old son has been doing well on a gluten-free diet for almost two years. He also showed some intolerance to dairy but we have not eliminated dairy (he eats cheese and yogurt). He recently had a few months break from swim team but is now swimming regularly again and has had diarrhea after practice all week. I am wondering if there may be more showing of a dairy intolerance through the intense physical activity. My thoughts are to wait another week before making any changes but had anyone had a child with celiac with a similar reaction to exercise?
  3. Thank you, again, for the support and help! The suggestion of sleep and lots of water and discussion the next day seemed to help a lot.
  4. Thank you for your support! My son seemed better this morning (eyes didn't have the glazed over, opiate look from gluten) and he and I were able to talk about yesterday and what happened. I do believe it was the sour cream flavor on the chips that led to this. He has also shown intolerance to potatoes and nightshades so we stay away from those. And, like most 10 year olds, I asked him why he ate the chips when he knows he should avoid those. He shrugged. I do think talking through strategies is good. We were able to talk through what might be helpful if this situation arises again. Thank you.
  5. Hello, my 10 year old son, who is celiac, ate some potato chips (which likely had wheat or dextrose as ingredients as they were flavored chips) today at a end of school year gathering. He became very argumentative and misplaced several items in his room and blamed his siblings and us. As the evening wore on, my son became increasingly irrational, yelling and screaming, saying that he felt fine and that he couldn't understand why he was acting badly. My husband and I had no success reasoning with him over the course of hours and eventually he ended up in his room and fell asleep. Tonight was a "severe" outburst with my son almost picking an argument with everything and anyone. It was extremely difficult just to be in the house with him as he makes "grumping" noises and is incorrigible when he gets into gluten. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with this age kid and the behavioral manifestations of accidentally eating things that contain gluten. My husband and I felt completely wiped out after this episode. I fear that my son's behavior, if not contained, will lead him to bad choices/ irrational choices and I know I can't be with him every minute of the day. After this episode passes in a few days, he will likely be reasonable but how do we get him to understand how he is when glutened? Should we bring up this episode and talk about it?