Originally Posted by caedmyn
We can start our own "I've been trying to heal the gut for months now and my kid is getting worse" club
I think we need a group hug.
Interestingly, I hadn't been on here in a few days, but it seems like I've been having a parallel thought process to a lot of you. After a lot of soul searching, I've decided to reintroduce a few grains, but stay gluten free, and focus on getting good bugs into me instead of avoiding bad bugs. I think I've gotten too focused on negative things (avoiding bad foods and focusing on bad reactions) and it is really stressing me out and making me have very negative energy. I'm not normally all that into the energy focus of things, but I do know that I am more stressed now than I have ever been, what with having so much food to prepare from scratch, watching everything I put in mouth, wohing, and trying to have some time with my kids. I really notice it when I'm nursing because it takes so much longer for my milk to let-down (and the little one lets me know she isn't so happy with that!), and I think its just because my body is staying in a state of hyper-stress, with tons of damaging cortosil and adrenaline (sp?) constantly running through it.
So, I'm still staying egg, dairy, and gluten free (and all the other trigger foods - cinnamon, uncooked fruits, etc), but I'm going to do some brown rice and corn. And I'm really going to focus on getting good guys in me - komboucha, water kefir, fermented veggies, etc. I also just got some Custom Probiotics, which I'm going to start tonight. I'll have to moderate all this to manage potential die-off. I'm also going to cut out nuts because I'm seeing some signs that nuts are causing issues. And banana - I think they are causing diaper rash. The nuts were the straw for me - I really don't think I can do SCD with no nuts, eggs, or dairy. That's too much for me to handle emotionally.
I'm also going to MAKE myself start doing yoga, and I'm going to do some baby yoga (I got the book Itsy Bitsy Yoga) with the little one and see if it helps her, too.
So, this is my new regimen. Assuming it goes ok, I'm going to stick with for the rest of the year, and then might restart SCD in January. I still can't eat a lot because I have to introduce things so very slowly to figure out what is a trigger (like 1 new food every 2 weeks - I think I'm up to 30 foods now, but every now and then a "safe" food falls off the list!).
DD has had a diaper rash/red patch on her labia (just one side) for a week now. It isn't spotty, and I don't think it is yeast, but I can't get it to go away. I thought it might be the potassium from bananas and cut those out, and its still hanging around 5 days later. Any ideas?
On the upside, the little one is almost completely spit-up and vomit free. Hooray! The poop is still hit or miss with the right consistency and color, but she is pooping regularly. So, things are a lot better, and I just need to keep thinking about that. It's just that I'm so much more aware now of everything else that is an issue or a potential issue. I want to be informed and blissful - oh, one day . . .