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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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    1. Nyobi's Mom added a post in a topic Doc Probably Calls Me The Crazy Mom   

      I would suggest you do two things. A: Remember that caring for your children, and discussiong their medical needs in regards to the latest research is NOT crazy. B: Quit letting your family members opinion interfere with how you care for your children. Chances are you are doing an awesome job, esp, if you are reading about biopsy dyes, etc. I have a ton of family that seems to disagree with what I talk about regarding my kids health. My Mom told me that my youngest daughter didn't have Asthma, and then cried a few months later when she watched my DD have an attack and realized she was very wrong. Nobody is with your kids as much as you are. If it helps your child, then keep it up, regardless of what the biopsy results say, esp given the feedback above about consuming gluten before the biopsy.
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    2. Nyobi's Mom added a post in a topic My Son's Health Continues To Decline!   

      I second this advice. It sounds like its time to go to a major medical clinic/ childrens hospital and DEMAND answers.
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    3. Nyobi's Mom added a post in a topic So Many Questions   

      There are a ton of issues which can cause failure to thrive in infants. I think you are doing an excellent job finding a new GI and working so hard to offer her solids before the Pediasure. There are some pretty strange allergies out there, aside from the eleven you hear about all the time, and its hard to diagnose allergies in infants (Corn, Oats, molds...etc.) . If you are waiting on test results for the EEG and an MRI my course of action would be the following; keep up the pediasure and offering solids, and pretend you are a nurse. Keep a chart/ notebook of her intake and her temperature three times a day. If blood sugar is an issue, start taking that as well. Sending you hugs and support.
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    4. Nyobi's Mom added a post in a topic Canada Requires All Food Labels to Declare Gluten, Other Allergens -   

      This is awesome. I wish they would do this in the US as well.
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    5. Nyobi's Mom added a post in a topic Gained Weight Before Diagnosis   

      We cook gluten free for the kids, but I cheat all the time. After reading all these, I wonder if this is why I can't seem to lose weight, even when I eat well under my calorie intake.

      And yes, I think gluten effects get worse when you exercise. Taking my then three year old for a walk used to feel like I was torturing her unless I agreed to carry both her and her irish-twin sister.
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    6. Nyobi's Mom added a post in a topic Night Sweats   

      This is the number two difference I notice with my daughter when she gets gluten. Sleeps way more than usual (12 plus hrs) and sweats when she naps or sleeps.
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    7. Nyobi's Mom added a post in a topic My Kids Tested Negaive :)   

      This is so nice to hear that others have fallen in the false negative category with children. My middle daughter went lactose free at 11 months, and it took me three doctors, countless 'five diarrhea diapers a day' (at 3 1/2 years), and arguing with our current (and very understanding) doctor about diet to get him to order blood panels for Celiacs. Then she tested negative. We have family history of Celiacs, with adult diagnosis on both sides, though only I show any indication of symptoms and have never been tested. My DH and I decided to try the gluten free diet anyways. Within two months, even given some mistakes, Nyobi slept less, was happier, spoke more, moved more, and didn't cry when asked to walk for longer than five minutes.

      Oddly enough, there was a pimply rash on the upper part of Nyobi's and my youngest daughter's arms. It went away, slowly, as well. so happy! And yeah, I guess the only definitive result those tests give is a positive.
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