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It was GLUTEN making her sick!!!!!

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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For the past 6 weeks my 9 yr old DD was extremely ill.

Sore throat, stomach aches, head aches, dizziness, fog brain, severe muscle fatigue, vomiting. nausea, fever, chills, severe leg pain, chest pain and swollen joints, depression and mood swings.

She had an ultra sound of her abdomen, 2 sets of blood work, an endoscopy and was examined by 3 different specialists.

Not one Dr. could figure out what was wrong with her. After her GI Dr. did the biopsy of her small intestine he discovered her villi was damaged. A sure sign of Celiac. But before the results came back, just out of desperation, and cause we had nothing to lose I stopped giving her foods containing gluten. Since that day a week ago she hasn't had ANY symptoms. It's been over a month of pure hell watching my DD get so sick, and not being able to help her. But we now know, it was GLUTEN!

 

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atlmom2
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Glad you know now. My dd's friend was sick for months when she was 12. Finally they found out that she was allergic to gluten as well as dairy. She is 20 now and had no issues since. She was in and out of the hospital multiple times before they got the diagnosis right.

Quoting veggiemom474:

For the past 6 weeks my 9 yr old DD was extremely ill.


Sore throat, stomach aches, head aches, dizziness, fog brain, severe muscle fatigue, vomiting. nausea, fever, chills, severe leg pain, chest pain and swollen joints, depression and mood swings.


She had an ultra sound of her abdomen, 2 sets of blood work, an endoscopy and was examined by 3 different specialists.


Not one Dr. could figure out what was wrong with her. After her GI Dr. did the biopsy of her small intestine he discovered her villi was damaged. A sure sign of Celiac. But before the results came back, just out of desperation, and cause we had nothing to lose I stopped giving her foods containing gluten. Since that day a week ago she hasn't had ANY symptoms. It's been over a month of pure hell watching my DD get so sick, and not being able to help her. But we now know, it was GLUTEN!


 

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frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:55 PM

WOW    I am glad they figured it out relatively fast compared to others who suffered for years.

dedicatedrider
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM
Glad you finally figured it out! Our family has been gluten free for almost 2 years now. We dropped gluten shortly after my SIL was diagnosed with Celiacs.
Pnukey
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 1:19 PM

It's good you know what it is. Gluten is labeled on everything so it's easier to avoid and there are bigger "gluten free" areas in stores all the time.

My nephew also has to avoid gluten. 

CampClan
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Praise God you found out what it was! I work with a little girl that has it & my 17yo DS's future father in law has it (yes... I said Future FIL... they've known each other since they were 4... they are destined to get married!).

Anytime I prepare something to take to the future in laws I make sure he can eat it. The little girl at work is easier because hers just causes a rash if she has too much- more of a sensitvity than allergy.

ceciliam
by Cecilia on Dec. 30, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Glad you were able to figure out what it was.

AM-BRAT
by Amber on Dec. 30, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Whatta bummer. My sil has recently gone through the same thing.

Luckily the labeling of gluten free has become more generous and some items have always been inately so. Which is nice.  :)

a_and_j_momma
by Silver Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Glad they were able to pinpoint it!
PinkButterfly66
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Gluten can masquerade as different things.  Be sure to check out celiac.org to savvy up on label reading to sleuth out hidden gluten.

GirlWithANikon
by Bronze Member on Dec. 31, 2013 at 6:32 AM

That sucks my son has celiacs. Im glad you found it. Be careful because I have found with my child that now that he never has gluten, if it gets contaminated or gets something outside the home the gluten makes him feel far worse than it used to.

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