My 8 year old has been complaining of tummy aches for several years, they are not constant and have been hard to pin down despite various food diaries, testing etc. However we're now thinking about trailing gluten & dairy free for a while and seeing if that improves anything.
She has tested negative on a milk allergy blood test at 4, though she defiantly had issues with milk when she was younger. At a year it would make her sick almost immediately, by 3 she was eating small amounts with no instant problems but still it makes me wonder if it is still a problem.
She's also tested negative on the celiac screening. Apart form her digestive issues she also has discoloured teeth and I'm diabetic (T1) which I believe is also a risk factor.
So where do I start, she's coming round to the idea of dairy free and I'm more confident with that as we've done it before. I'm not sure where to start with gluten though.
Also she doesn't want to go gluten free, is it worth doing dairy alone or should we keep trying to talk her into both.
Finally how long would you anticipate needed before we see whether it's improving anything, especially given we're not really getting immediate symptoms to start with.?