Thank you for asking about her, but unfortunately I haven't seen any improvements in her. Thursday was her last night taking Singulair and she's complained of a headache since Saturday afternoon. She also has ear infections that don't seem to be getting any better. She's been on an antibiotic since Wednesday but it obviously isn't helping. She will likely have to go on the Nasonex again to kick it. So frustrating to add another med again. My Mom had to pick her up from school today because she was vomiting. She vomits every day but she has gotten really good at hiding it so usually no one notices. She'll either run to the restroom quickly when she feels it coming on (no one asks questions because they know she has bathroom issues) or hold it in her mouth until she can get there. But apparently she couldn't get up from the lunch table fast enough today and she was busted. Silly girl was mad because she had to miss out on making a groundhog for tomorrow, lol.
So being off of the Singulair and drinking the aloe juice weren't the "miracle cures" I was hoping for. At least not yet.
I have a lot of ideas running through my head right now but I'm definitely more open to your suggestions at this point. I'm desperate and traditional medicine certainly isn't my best friend right now. For now I want to give the juice and break from Singulair a bit longer to work but I'm definitely making plans for our next trial. I'm looking into a few herbal supplements that I'd like to try because Maalox certainly can't be good for you if taken on a daily basis. I'll meet with her GI again in March and depending on what she says (and how Alana is) I may seek a second opinion. Shands has a decent Pediatric GI program but Atlanta has a better one. Something to think about anyway. And looking forward to allergy testing in March!
Elimination diets take at least 2- 6 wks to have an effect. So it is a long process, it takes them at least 2 wks to get the old food out of their system, with our sons milk allergy we saw an effect after 4 wks.
But hopefully you found what is the issue now and that works.
We've done so many "elimination diets" I cringe just hearing the name. At this point it really isn't worth eliminating any foods because she is scheduled for allergy testing in a month. If allergies are the problem (which is quite possible) we'll know very soon. But eliminating Singulair just seemed like a good starting point because the only way to tell if that is what is causing her issues is to take her off of it for a trial period.
Looks like we're headed back to the Pedi tomorrow because her ears still hurt and she only has one more dose of the antibiotic. Fun stuff. At least she didn't vomit at school today. She waited until she got home for that, lol.