Mom, Suzie, asks:
What do you ladies do when your kids have your flare ups? What foods then? Rose woke up this morning in pain which is strange and for the past week she’s had some blood when wiping, but no pain, cramping, yuckiness? thoughts? help? I’m just getting her back into public school today. I’ve been homeschooling her until her symptoms normalized. Sigh…
Please take a second mom’s to let us know what you do.
Suzie, can you please comment on this blog and let us know a little more. How long has Rose been on the diet? How long has she been symptom free? I’m thinking that she is still new to the diet and not symptom free for too long? Please read old posts on the “dying off stage” and posts about the beginning of the diet. It took my son, if I remember correctly, approximately three months before he was totally symptom free and it still occassionally had the stomach crampsa nd bleeding. I kept a STRICT food journal and would try to figure out what was causing it. (One mom commented one time, even though bananas are legal when ripened and with spots, these would cause her college age daughter to have these symptoms.) I found during the first year to not let my son have cauliflower. Now he can have it fine after being on the diet almost 3 years.
I would make sure Justin had his yogurt in the morning and at night during the bleeding and stomach cramps. I tried to make sure to feed him simple foods that I was almost certain would not cause any problems. I do remember after my son was on the diet for over 6 months, anytime he had a flare up or bleeding it was because he had eaten something that was not legal.
I remember at the beginning of the diet “FREAKING” out EVERY time he had an ache or pain or blood! PLEASE relax!!! After being on the diet this long and looking back, I can only tell you to know that you are doing the best you can and that it WILL get easier!!! Each person is different and you will eventually figure out what works and doesn’t. A flare is not a big set back when you get further down the road and look back. Her body is still getting used to the diet. Please don’t let a flare up discourage you! It is worth it! AND one day you WILL wake up and be so comfortable with the diet and wonder how it was before you started!
Please keep in touch and keep any questions coming!!!