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    Lysa Peters
    Lysa Peters
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    I am new to the group and am thrilled to be a part of a group where I am hoping to find answers for our 9 year old son. We have tried to find him answers in the mainstream health care world (where I was an RN) and found absolutely no help or answers for him. Neurologists even doubted his headaches after we did tests and they found no conclusions. We recently did a blood spot test a Comprehensive IgG Food Allergy Test and it had him off the charts for reaction to Dairy and Wheat. We went on a gluten and dairy free diet in November of 2011 and while he does not go to bed crying any longer due to stomach aches he still does not feel good. He also has a constant headache which he told us he has had for his entire life. He just thought everyone had a headache.

    My question is what would you recommend we do next? I have ordered to cookbook and am waiting for that to arrive. He is such a super great kid who will cry to me at night because he just wants to feel good. We are completely dedicated to finding answers for him and have even thought of traveling to Texas to see your office if that is a possibility.

    I SO appreciate any guidance that can be given.
    Lysa

    #9933
    Rita Bray
    Rita Bray
    Participant

    You could look for a functional medicine doctor in your area.

    Dr Osborne does phone consultations also.

    You are on the right track!

    Rita

    #9935
    Norbert Banaszak jr
    redbird
    Member

    I agree, if possible you need Dr. Osborne or someone with the same line of thinking to help you sort this out. Taking all the applicable tests and acting on the findings can save a lot of time and avoid bad foods in addition to taking the needed supplements for vitamin/mineral restoration. My wife and I both have GS and you will find that as time passes from getting off the obvious gluten foods that he will likely be more sensitive to small amounts or accidental or hidden gluten. The first thing is training to never purposely consume gluten items such as bread/pastries,etc. just to fit in or please someone else. There is hidden gluten in almost “all” processed foods and grains/soy, etc and even the grocery store “gluten-free” foods are NOT gluten free, just maybe lower in gluten but still enough to keep us sick depending on how sensitive. It is very hard and takes time and experimenting to find the safe foods and if you push trying to cheat a little with supposed safe foods they will eventually contain something bad and bite you. We used to love BlueBell ice cream and it’s made in Texas near Dr. O. It used to be made with all natural/safe ingredients but they switched to the cheap trash ingredients and now instead of cane sugar they use high fructose corn syrup. Corn is bad and almost always contaminated or containing reactive proteins that will keep a sensitive person sick. My wife had the headache problem after going gluten-free and one of Dr. Osbornes articles on unsafe medicines helped us to track one of her BP meds. that was terribly high in gluten filler and causing problems. This will probably take a lot of diligence on your part but you have the proper training and the “mother instinct” will get you through to make him well again. If the headache problem is not gluten/diet related, a lot of folks get headaches from unsuspected eye/vision problems like astigmatism. Needing corrective lenses and not wearing them will definitely cause constant headaches.

    #9936
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
    Keymaster

    Lysa,
    Welcome to the group. Your questions require comprehensive solutions. I would suggest that you start by contacting my office for a consult. We can move from there to better assist your son 🙂
    All the best,
    Dr. O

    #9937
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
    Keymaster

    Lysa,
    Welcome to the group! Call my office to set up a consult and we can get you and your son moving in the right direction!
    All the best,
    Dr. OSmile

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