Julie wants to know what you Mom’s think might be going on. Any advice? Thanks!!!
After 3.5 weeks of being symptom free for the third time since starting the diet, our son is in another flare. He seems to be having a flare about every 4 weeks and we are at a loss as to why. The blood usually disappears a few days after doing the intro for 2 days but it’s been a week today and his symptoms have not subsided. I am getting pressure to start using prednisone again and to try 6mp in addition to the diet. These drugs helped my husband who was diagnosed in college and has only had 2 flares his whole life. I am really worried about the long-term side effects of the drugs, but am also concerned that he is having a flare-up about once a month. I have been researching fecal transplants but the FDA is restricting them to do clinical trials. At a loss as to what to do.
Are you keeping a strict food diary? I know it is sometimes frustrating and hard to figure out what is causing these flare ups, but with a strict food diary it can help you narrow down the cause. My son had occassional flare ups near the beginning and we usually could figure out what the cause was. I personally would not start over with the intro. It could be something you would never think it could be. Something that is legal on the diet but something that your child is personally sensitive to. I have noticed that usually after Justin eats something, it will cause symptoms anywhere from 3-5 days after eating it. It might take a few flare ups to figure it out.
A few things that might be crucial for him at the beginning of the diet… Is he eating cauliflower? They say to wait on that for a while. Are the bananas he eats turning black or have spots? I know one mom that used to be on the blog had a daughter in college and she couldn’t eat bananas at all or they would hurt her. Is he eating too many nuts or foods with the nut flour? A mom mentioned one time that too many nuts hurt her son. What fruits is he eating? Justin’s stomach hurt severely at the beginning of the diet when he ate fresh pineapple. Are you cooking all his vegetables? I have heard this helps.
Mom’s what other advice do you have for her to watch for to help? THANKS for your input!!!