I've had my 3yo dd on an elimination diet to find out what was causing her bad constipation/fatigue.
We took out dairy, gluten, sugar and eggs - as best we could but not all traces due to it not being a life threatening/eczema causing condition.
So far the results have been great and point to a definite intolerance - ie: bm once a week with a great deal of straining (4 hours) and occasionally a whole week of lying on the couch crying. to every second day right in front of me without noticing (woohoo I had no idea I would be so excited about poo!!!)
Anyway I have introduced all of the foods again by having one day with a normal amount of the food and waiting 3 days for a reaction. So far for each of the foods there has been no noticeable reaction a(except for a sugar hangover which I expected anyway). Sooooo
do I just reintroduce everything and hope fore the best or is there something else I can do. I can't help feel that if I increased the challenge time I'd get a reaction to something (ie have dairy for 4 days instead of one) but my dd is losing weight and although doing her best the lack of excitement in her diet is starting to wear thin (as it would with me I'm sure).
Can I let her have things that I'm 99%sure are not causing a prob ie sugar and eggs?
Does anyone have any experience with this - I'm not looking for an easy way out but I don't want to make it harder than it has to be eithee
Just got a symptom??? Dd complaining of sore butt checked it out she has tiny cuts all over her anus like she used to get. She is not constipated or suffering from worms or itchiness. She does have cradle cap and a non itchy rash on her upper arms too.
Edited by moving toward - 6/4/13 at 9:18pm