Originally Posted by SAmama
I took large doses of vit c (Ascorbic Acid, cannot find SA here and I LOVE salt so I guess I get enough sodium?) but then stopped because I wasn't sure if it made dd's eczema worse. Now I have been eliminating things for about 10 days (except MSG which was in some fermented veggies that we just got from the fresh market here
: , i haven't gotten around to making it myself and theirs are homemade, so I wanted to give it a try). So, the MSG was two days ago. I know it really bothers dd's stomach, which it did. Then I started taking the AA again, several grams yesterday. And dd has a runny nose so I added some baking soda to the AA and gave her some in bm yesterday - about 1000mg, if that much. Last night was horrible. NO sleep. She cried and scratched and had gas. This morning some of her eczema is bright red again (she has it over most of her body but some parts get all red and angry and itchy).
Does anybody know if this is because the vit c is causing die-off in her (I am pretty sure she has yeast... and it actually makes me pretty gassy as well), or does she respond to the AA itself? Or to fillers in it? I asked a dr here what is in it because I don't understand the ingredients list and neither do my Chinese friends. Some say only vit c and some say starch also. The one we use says it has only AA in it.
Or is her skin only now reacting to the MSG (a day and a half after I ate it - it was a lot, it made me dizzy)?
Oh, and I also started giving her probiotics, but just a little. DH was adament that we do it slow. He is very worried about die-off. Are we too worried?
High doses of vitamin C cause gas and diarrhea, so that could be the cause of her gas.
I'm not sure about die-off, but I wouldn't think it would happen that quickly.
Also, ascorbic acid is usually derived from corn (it's the cheapest source, so most companies use it). Since we've entered the world of corn allergy, I can tell you it's VERY difficult to find safe supplements (much less food). We've been corn-free for about 6 weeks and the change in dd's skin/congestion has been amazing. The other day, I had some unsafe chicken (I thought it was organic, but it was not; it was conventional and injected with a modified food starch and dextrose solution [both corn derived]) and that night, dd's eczema flared and so did mine. It's taken a few days for it to clear, but we're looking much better today.
If you can't find another culprit, you might look into the corn connection.