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ChrisG

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  1. I agree with you, we love Kinnikinnick. We get the bread, pizza crusts, muffins, donuts and Celiac flour there. It's great!
  2. [quote name='FoOdFaNaTic' date='31 January 2010 - 04:07 PM'] I have a solution!!! I am sixteen and found out a year ago around Christmas time that i had celiac disease. Since going on my diet i have been feeling a lot better. I used to have the same symptyms your son had. Not the real noticeable ones- things like being tired all the time, dark circles under my eyes (they still haven't gone away!), being really skinny (I had a delay in my growth), and eating a ton and not gaining an ounce. I have experimented with a lot of breads (and a lot of gluten free baked goods for that matter) and have wanted to throw it all up they tasted so bad. But, fortunately, my aunt (who has celiac's) showed me this brand called kinnikinnick. Their bread and bun mix makes excelent breads for sandwiches and things like that. I absolutely love it! [/quote]
  3. I believe in testing for a couple of reasons. First, if it is Celiac then maybe his dad would test also. As my pediatric GI put it "Don't put a life long diet on your son without a diagnosis." Second, if you have a diagnosis and can take the medical deduction on your taxes...you can claim all your gluten free food. For me it is about $1500 to $2000 extra per year to deduct.
  4. Oh and about school...at the beginning of every year I type a letter from my "son" saying he has Celiac. The letter explains what Celiac is and how having any gluten can hurt him very bad. In it he asks all the parents to please call his mom and let her know if they are going to bring in any goodies so his mom can bring something for him so he doesn't feel left out. This has worked great for us. I keep gluten-free cupcakes in the freezer so he can grab one for school if they are having a party or anything. I also have meetings with the school administration and I have found if you tell them 1 in 7 Celiacs that don't follow the diet may develop intestinal cancer...they really get the message. (Those are the last stats I've read, however, that was awhile ago).
  5. My son was diagnosed at 21 months and was VERY ILL. I remember it was about 2 months of being gluten-free until his symptoms totally went away. He was lactose intolerant so had him on milk without lactose for 1 year, however, cheese didn't bother him. He is now 9 and is in the 100% for height and weight. We have been very lucky, however, because he has no other food allergies. A ton of environmental allergies though. We eat out quite a lot but we have certain restaurants we go to all the time. Remember always to ask if they have a dedicated fryer for chips and/or fries (if you check the label). Remember that Mexican restaurants use chicken soup base in the rice. Some bases are gluten free and others are not. Make them show you the product. When traveling I bring along a combination toaster/convection oven as well as a fryer that also boils water. That way we can always do gluten-free pizza and mac and cheese. I hope your child feels better soon. I know it is hard but it does get easier.