While munching a sea-salted turkey thigh...
DS is 7.5 months old; first flare, worsened sleep started at 3 months. Still avoiding dairy, wheat/gluten, major soy (will do Smart Balance), eggs, sugar. Also avoiding rice, oats, quinoa, and sweet potatoes due to suspected reactions...makes it tough when I can only have white potatoes and no grains). Still use squash, white potatoes, turkey/chicken, and avocadoes as my staples...will eat steak and salmon.
Symptoms: eczema (worse on face, but getting better), rarely will sleep more than 1 sleep cycle together unless I'm in bed with him, watery/mucousy poop/diarrhea, frequent diaper rash
Pedi didn't really want to find the cause of the eczema (said testing was so expensive and he'd probably grow out of it anyway
, just gave us steroid cream (his face was very bad then, glad we used it, but we stopped using it on his face a few months ago, and recently stopped it on his body after intermittent use). That's the main reason we're dropping her.
The holistic MD/GP we're now seeing is a bit better but only offered IgE allergy testing and recommended we see an allergist. Still not totaly happy with him, there is a holistic pedi on DH's insurance list
that we may see when his benefits kick in.
I saw a nutritionist few weeks ago when I was frustrated with the TED. My log is completely mental...I suck at keeping it.
After discovering I was on antibiotics for mastitis about 3 weeks after the birth, she suspected gut damage. She upped my dose of CLO to 2 Tbls a day and put us both on Florastor (beneficial yeast probiotic she said the acidopholus/bifidus needed to grow again). We saw little signs of improvement (would string 2 cycles together esp. 1st thing at night but still not for naps...grr, Dad could get hims back to sleep - didn't need to be nursed to sleep, less frequesnt/creamier poops, skin got a bit better but not clear). We've messed up somewhere though as poos are watery again, skin has flared a bit, and sleep is worse (but he's also trying to crawl and starting his sleep regression I think for this agae). Luckily he goes right back to sleep (right now only nursing will do, falls asleep in Dad's arms but wakes up when horizontal).
Per the nutritionist, we're off the Florastor and on reg. probiotics. I'm on DF acidopholus (Bluebonnet?) and DS is on FloraBaby. I've been told FB is rice-based so keeping an eye on that. Should probably bite the bullet and get something new for him.
OK, as many people probably already know I only know how to write books. Congrats if you got through it!