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April 19th, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Hi, my name is Kim. My youngest dd Ally (she's 2.5 yrs) has the weirdest GI thing going on, and I'm wondering if it might be some type of food allergy.

When she was about 3-4 months old, she had mucus in her stool, so they told me to go dairy free (I BFed her for 2 yrs). I went dairy free and she didn't have any dairy either. Then when she turned 1 we gradually introduced it in and she did great. We haven't had any problems since.

So here's the issue. It started on April 1st. She woke up in the morning covered in vomit. But she seemed absolutely fine during the day. She ate, drank, played...she had loose poop, but she seemed perfectly fine. I didn't give her any milk, just to be safe. Then the next morning, same thing, woke up covered in vomit but was fine for the whole day. The next day, same thing. Then she didn't throw up the next night. Then DH accidentally gave her milk, and she still had 2 nights of no throwing up, but then she did. And it goes on and on....she throws up (ONLY AT NIGHT, which is very strange to me) and has diarrhea, the she doesn't throw up and her poop goes back to normal, only to go back to throwing up again the next night and having diarrhea during the day. So 9 out of the last 19 days she has thrown up at night. And most of the days she's had diarrhea. We've been to the drs twice. They have no idea. They asked for stool samples so they could test for parasites. We see the dr again tomorrow and we will get her results then.

Does this sound like it could be a food allergy? She's been on a bland diet for just about the whole month...no milk, cheese or yogurt....she has toast, crackers, pretzels, bananas, applesauce, pasta and peanut butter sandwiches. Who should I ask to see next as far as a specialist goes?
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April 19th, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Hi! I am Sarah, Mommy to DS Danny (3.5 years) who is allergic to eggs, milk, soy, carrots, red 40, cinnamon, tree nuts, and strawberries. His milk caused extreme gassiness and mucousy poop. The soy caused diarrhea...5-6 extremely loose stools daily for 2 years until we found that one. Eggs cause vomitting.

I would ask to see an allergist first, then a GI if the allergist can't come up with anything. In my experience Danny's GI's are pretty resistant to allergy related GI issues but his allergist has been accepting that some problems are not allergy related... I would try cutting out soy and mention food protein intolerances to her ped. Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) can induce vomiting and diarrhea up to 2-3 days after the exposure and last up to 2 weeks so they are hard to track. I would check into that though as it seems likely. Milk and soy are the most common FPIES triggers and are labeled as MPIES and SPIES. I hope you get some answers soon but either way I hope you stick around!
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