Saturday, September 25, 2010

First and a Half of Three

Okay, I guess yesterday's post really should have been "First of Four". Sorry. 

My "first and a half" thing? The GFCF diet stuff. 

It's hard. Some days, really hard. The elimination of soy and eggs make it especially rigorous to adhere to the diet. Many favourite foods are off limits, and she doesn't understand why. 

We questioned if maybe soy and eggs have been the problem the entire time, and maybe we didn't need to be on the GFCF diet. So we broke it. For a week. We had a wheat-bread, yogurt-eating lollapalooza. 

The first day was okay. She looked at me quite disbelievingly when I offered her yogurt. She proceeded to devour the entire container. 

The second day was not too bad. Maybe slightly more obsessive than usual, but nothing to write home about. She had trouble settling to sleep that night, and was up a bit earlier than normal. 

By the third day, the sleep problems were become more marked. 

By the end of the week, she was only sleeping 5-6 hours a night (and not all at once, she would start jumping on our bed at 3 a.m.), down from her 11-12 hours a night that she now normally sleeps, unmedicated. 

We have established the need for the GFCF diet. 

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