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My daughter is 15 and was diagnosed in March of this year. For her, her reaction is immediate, she throws up when she is glutened. I give my children Papaya enzymes (from Walmart in green bottle/yellow cap by Spring Valley--they taste the best) it seems to help with the stomach aches. It is a digestive enzyme. I know what you mean "she gets very agitated". Before we know my daughter had celiac disease, she would always snap at us!!! It has gotten much better, she still has her moments, but they aren't as bad. She has become much happier since gluten-free. I myself am gluten intolerant and I usually get a stomach ache right away or sometimes hours later. Everyone reacts differently to gluten.
As far as the Chex cereal, she has be ok with that so far. I just don't like the fact that they have GMO's in them. Maybe Chex will wake up and use non-GMO's.
FYI...your daughter qualifies for a Celiac Care package from The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. My daughter just got hers yesterday and was so excited!! It was filled with a lot of different products and info. I was amazed how much they put in it!!!
Hello Katie, I have a daughter named Jessica who is also 15 and just found out in March '12 that she has Celiac...I have to warn you she feels she needs no support groups and such, but I think it would be good for her to have someone she can confide in!!!! She too is the only one in our family who has it. Please reach out to her.