Q: How long did were your kiddos on the elimination diet before you saw significant changes? - Kylie

A: Answers from facebook thread:

Immediately - Sue

Fast, I had a completely changed child within 3 weeks - Nicky

3 days and that wasn’t even full elimination. It then got worse before it got better again - Nadine

4 weeks for us but glad we hung in there - Shellie

3-4 wks - 4yr old; included moderate foods - definitely better results when less of the mod foods; done for ADHD; can concentrate/sit for 20 min as opposed to 3 seconds previously, way less oppositional/defiant, less meltdowns, improved speech. Was subtle at first, but when we did the first challenge it became apparent just how much he'd improved - Lee

About a week. Then there were behaviour upsets for a few weeks until week four when I think he realised he felt better and just decided he was ok eating failsafe for the one that was a toddler at the time - Michelle

I am on week 5 and found I had to drop from moderate to low food to clear my migraines & other side effects. (my nose still runs at every meal though) - Pam

A few days. 2-3 weeks for big change. But, we had to do low. We keep failing all of our challenges and I have recently realised that most rice products I thought were okay, are actually not. Once we cut out rice products (except for actual rice) we finally got to the end of it. I feel amazing. Then I eat out and curse myself for how sick I am feeling – Erin

48 hours max! I must confess there were a few emotional withdrawal moment. Relatively minor though – Lyn

(Howard comment: don’t forget withdrawals, a good sign that you are reacting to food, typically on days 4-5 after starting elimination – see factsheet)

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