so, first some history. DD who will be 3 yo in dec has yet undiagnosed multiple food allergies/sensitivities. when she went on strict elimination diet in the spring, ALL her unusual symptoms (cough variant asthma, red cheeks, recurring fevers and ear infections, behaviour
problems, eczema,...) disappeared. DD does great on very limited foods. fast forward to now. we have been challenging the gluten grains most recently. we started w all of them though which i now see was a mistake. DD was NOT doing well on gluten. first symptom to come back was her being IMPOSSIBLE to live with and very cranky and moody (not to mention crazy hyper too). her cough started to come back next. i wanted to give it a little and see if it would settle down. i cut back on gluten to only twice per day and not after 1 or 2pm (because she wasnt sleeping good at night). next i noticed that she was worse on days that she had oatmeal or cheerios compared to wheat only days. so i decided that i had to do one grain at a time. she is on wheat only right now. and so far her cough seems better and she is definitely less moody. so she seems to be doing better w out the oats although the wheat does seem to bother her some.
SO, now i am confused
because if it is oats that bother her then it cant be gluten can it? because oats have only small amounts of gluten compared to wheat. so am i to assume it is an oat allergy then? i thought oats were LESS allergenic than wheat. or maybe does anyone know if there is something common to both oats and wheat that oats have more of? or is she just getting better because we decreased the amount of overall gluten in her diet by restricting it to only the mornings?
if anyone has any ideas...please share!