User - posted on 01/18/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hello, My 3 year old son has been haveing tummy troubles for the last year with spouts of vommiting, diarrhea, extream bloating and gassiness he was very ill all of last april with all those symptoms and I took him off gluten completly wich seemed to help a lot... In May I took him to a pediatrician who did not think it was celiac because his blood test came back negative. He has already been on a no dairy no lactose diet since he was 3 weeks old and I am unsure if he is also gluten intolerant or celiac as well.
Recently he saw a gastrointestinal specialist who belives all his symptoms point to extream constipation and not celiac... She perscribed him to take 5 ex lax squares in one dose to 'flush' his system. I consulted with my local pharmacist who advised me giving him that much ex lax could cause him a lot of pain, dehydration and seriouse damage to his intestines. Now I am back to step one and am not sure whats causing his ishue or what to do about it. I tried giving him a slice of white bread today and everything seems fine but I'm afraid to switch his diet back completly. My father and uncle are celiac and I feel my son is too but doctors are telling me other wise. Has anyone been through a situation like this any advice? Thank you.