Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts
terpeng added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsGot Test Results...now What?My DD was diagnosed with celiac disease last week, and since I
- 1 reply
- 397 views
terpeng added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithAnyone LDS? How Do You Handle The Sacrament Bread?My 16 yr old DD was diagnosed with Celiac Disease last week. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (LDS) we have sacrament of bread and water each week. The bread is one small torn piece, I would say about the size of a nickel. We asked the bishop permission to subsitute gluten free bread, but were told no, but that we could do home sacrament. I don't want to have to do that for the rest of her life. Anyone else LDS and have this problem? How do I get the bishop to agree to let us bring in some gluten-free bread in a ziploc bag? Is there any info I can show him? His attitude is "It's only one small bite once a week. That's so small I won't hurt her."
- 19 replies
- 5,836 views
terpeng added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseHow Definitive Is The Blood Test?My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease last week after 3 years of unexplained seemingly random stomach pains with no other symptoms. She was given a blood test to check for celiac disease. The doctor didn't really give me any more info other than to go gluten free for the rest of her life. I suspect I have had it for years myself, undiagnosed, and am going in for a blood test today. Is it really necessary to have the biopsy? It seems invasive. If the blood test is definitive, I don't see the point in the biopsy. Could it be a false positive? What exactly does the blood test do? Just say, "yes, you have the gene for it", or actually say, "yes, you definitely have celiac disease"? Any advice?
- 9 replies
- 2,584 views