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Allergy Diagnosis, Medical Conditions & Exclusion Diets: Our Stories

This morning, I was thinking about my little lady’s allergy diagnosis and I also started wondering how others had felt when they or their little ones were on their journey to diagnosis.

Here are 10 stories. These are stories of allergy diagnosis, medical conditions or exclusion diets as a way to diminish the symptoms caused by an intolerance or medical condition. These stories are at the very core of our blogs, the reason most of us started writing them in the first place.

Jumpy

My baby girl was 6 months old when a trip to A&E confirmed what I’d had at the back of my mind for a couple of months: her little body was fighting food allergies.

Roo

When your preschooler is so poorly the call confirming Coeliac Disease comes as a relief…

Lils & William

Watching Katy’s emotion-filled vlog about her babies’ Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) reminded me of the early days with Jumpy.

Finn

Ciara is awaiting autism diagnosis for 3-year-old Finn. Cutting all dairy and gluten from Finn’s diet settled his stomach and progress with his speech, communication and general temperament were quickly evident.

Bethany

At 8.30 p.m. on Thursday 10th April 2008, Rebecca’s world changed forever as her daughter Bethany was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

J

“He was a miserable baby. He cried, he fussed, he didn’t sleep and generally seemed uncomfortable most of the time. At 10 weeks old he developed severe eczema and started losing weight. We were referred to a dermatologist and given strong steroid creams which helped but not one of the consultants suggested it could be allergy related.” by Emma at ‘The Free From Farmhouse‘ Does J’s story ring a bell?

Polly & Reneé

GAPS diet to heal your gut, change for the better, feel happier and healthier.

Jo

How a complete diet change and a tailored approach of Low Starch Paleo helped Jo get her life back on track after Ankylosing Spondylitis, a type of arthritis and autoimmune disease, robbed her of a large part of her 20s and 30s.

Theo

Eczema: just an itch, or a debilitating condition?

Claire’s daughter

Claire’s daughter, who is 12, has just been diagnosed with Coeliac disease. Read her story here.

Callum

When it feels like nothing (NOTHING!) is safe for your little boy…

8 Comments

  1. 06/10/2017 / 11:37 am

    Thank you for the mention. I am working on some recipes and I will hopefully join you again soon. I am enjoying finding new recipes to try out.

    • Mel
      Author
      06/10/2017 / 3:11 pm

      My pleasure! Please come and share your recipes when you start writing them up 🙂 x

  2. 06/10/2017 / 1:23 pm

    Thanks for including us darling! Big love to everyone else out there fighting allergies!!

    • Mel
      Author
      06/10/2017 / 3:10 pm

      My pleasure sweetie. Your strength and determination are always an inspiration. Love you lots. x

  3. 06/10/2017 / 3:34 pm

    Oh my, I must be shattered because seeing Beth’s diagnosis story made me cry (I never cry these days…dry as the Sahara Desert) all 10 stories are saddening, inspiring and heart warming all at the same time. I love everyone behind the keyboard because our written word brings us together xx

    • Mel
      Author
      06/10/2017 / 7:58 pm

      It really does, doesn’t it? I was actually feeling sick as I read Beth’s story and how her breath and using were smelling sweet… Crazy what our bodies do to tell us something’s not quite right. She’s certainly lucky to have a super mama like you! xxxx

    • Mel
      Author
      06/10/2017 / 10:16 pm

      My pleasure sweetie. As I was re-reading Roo’s story, I could hear you telling me the story in my head. xxx

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