First, I must warn you that this is a very, very long post, but I feel that by giving more info, the better. Here it goes: I am a single mom to a wonderful 11 yo girl who has been GF for a little over a year, CFSF for 3 months. I am in deperate need of advice and have joined so many GFCF forums that I am hoping I can find an answer/suggestion here. For the past 2 years, my daughter has constantly complained of stomach aches (in the area around the belly button - not lower or upper stomach but the center) and headaches. I have taken her countless times to the pediatrician who every time said it was stress (due to her father and I divorcing). I have taken her to psychologiests and counselors - who only gave us stress relieving methods. The pediatrician just gave her xantac for acid issues. I have taken her to see a holistic practitioner who indicated that she should go GF and gave her enzymes to take for digestion. That seemed to help a little. This was all in 2007 and 2008. Things seemed to be rollercoaster with her health. I even took her to my chiropractor which helped a little with her headaches.
Finally, after countless nights of staying awake searchng what could be the cause her her headaches and stomachaches, and every night of hearing "I don't feel good, my head hurts and my stomach hurts" and it always in the same location - forhead for the headache and center of the belly for stomaches. I found a nutrition that could see her that within a few days of me calling.
The nutritionist indicated that we should go also go CF and SF. She was put on probiotics, glutamine, and enzymes twice a day and magnesium at night. That seemed to help. Things were going great. She started to feel alot better.
Fast forward to two weeks ago. Things have been going downhill. She has been complaining of headaches and stomacheaches and she has become very gassy - again. I have been getting very few hours of sleep because I don't know what else to do. I know that when she is with me she eats GFCFSF. But I'm afraid that maybe she came in contact with possibly a piece of candy or something that wasn't GFCFSF. I am not sure.
I hope I do not sound like a bad mom. I just don't know what else to do. I always ask her - just to make sure it isn't stress related - if anything is wrong and she always says no.
I must say that after reading a post on this forum, i was unaware that even ketchup had gluten in it. My daughter loves ketchup.
After spending countless money on doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, time on websites and forums, I do not know what else to do. I hope and pray that someone out there can point me in the right direction.
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