I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the beginning of this year. I never imagined that my son might be gluten intolerant as well. We have been dealing with extreme behavioral issues for years. They seem to come and go and we could never figure out triggers. One teacher said he was autistic, one said ADHD, and the list goes on. He is a great student, but he has issues with mood swings and really severe meltdowns. It has been happening since he was born, but it is very random and we have just dealt with it over the years. Typical child otherwise - really healthy.
So... we started noticing that he was getting a tummy ache when he ate. Then he started getting a skin rash. One night it was like a light bulb went on at the dinner table. I was eating my typical gluten free dinner (beans) and the boys were having cornbread with theirs. My son actually got a stomach ache at the dinner table and all he had eaten was the cornbread. I started connecting all the dots and we decided to take him off gluten. It has been 5 days and it is hard to express what a different child he is. NO behavior issues at all. All symptoms are gone. It is like night and day in our house!!!! We have decided not to put him through all of the medical test. We have seen enough in the past few days to KNOW without a doubt that he is gluten intolerant. He is happy, feels good.... and some things had become so "normal" that we really didn't know how sick he was. He had these darkish circles under his eyes. The list goes on. But... after only 5 days... it is astounding to me. We have not had one issue with mood swings and we were dealing with them on a daily basis. What an amazing discovery!!! Most importantly - he feels SO much better.
He started sharing with me about how school lunches would make him sick to his stomach (yet by the time he got home, he would have forgotten about it). There were so many things we should have noticed and didn't... but at least we know now and he is on the road to a full recovery!! He is eating vegan with me as well.