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Severe respiratory distress

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 28, 2011 at 6:29 PM

This is a post from a very good friend of mine. "We have already been to one ENT as well as a GI Specialist and no one can tell us why "Jim" wakes up in severe respiratory distress every 4-6 weeks - upper airways (not lungs). This has been going on for a year now. Drs say that it could be chronic croup and/or reflux. They have him on Prevacid daily and Prednisone (for attacks only). Next step is a 24 hr upper endoscopy/ph probe but they say even that may not be conclusive. " Jim is 3-4 years old.

Doesn't this sound like something that could be gluten/wheat related? Maybe leaky gut?

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on November 10, 2011
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I had asthma as a child and had a similar experience. I was 6 years old and it would strike at the same time/frequency.

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on September 29, 2011
at 01:13 PM

Funny, it sounds like it could be asthma to me.

I was mis-diagnosed several times as a child.

I'd have his vitamin D status checked. Keeping the blood level on the higher end (70 ng/ml) seems to be beneficial for those with asthma (anecdotally.)

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on November 10, 2011
at 02:54 PM

I had asthma as a child and had a similar experience. I was 6 years old and it would strike at the same time/frequency.

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on September 28, 2011
at 06:40 PM

Have you tried an elimination diet? My first guess would definitely be leaky gut and food allergies. Consider taking him off of all grains, legumes, dairy and sugar for four weeks to see what information you get from his body...just be sure to introduce foods back in properly when the time comes in order to get the most accurate information.

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on November 10, 2011
at 02:45 PM

Does he get it when he has a runny nose? I used to get severe asthma from mucus dripping down into my lungs while sleeping, both from allergies, mucus forming foods and just plain cold.

The worst offender for me was non-cultured milk, as it's very mucus forming.

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