lifenergy posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseMy 4 year old son turned white this morning after eating shortbread cookies and then threw up. After that he was totally fine. It does not appear to be the flu. I have been suspecting gluten sensitivity for a while now b/c he has been complaining that his tummy hurts and he's been having headaches occasionally too. I am gluten intolerant, but have never been diagnosed. I have him scheduled for a blood test tomorrow morning. Has anyone ever experienced these same symptoms with their child? His poop has been kind of alternating between diarrhea and constipation too. So all the symptoms seem to point to Celiac, but the vomiting took my by surprise today. Thanks for any input.
lifenergy replied to axm9237's topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsI have been gluten free for 13 years now, and I was self-diagnosed after doing a fast and then eating seitan (which is fake, vegetarian chicken) and is made from 98% gluten. I had the most intense, undeniable reaction within 15 minutes of eating! I've been gluten free ever since. This year, I decided to get tested b/c my husband is kind of a pain about my lack of a true diagnosis, but I was unwilling to be back on a gluten diet for long enough. I had cheated a few times, and figured that I would get tested. It came back negative, and I was unwilling to even think about eating gluten again, so I guess it was a total waste of time and money. My son is now showing signs of gluten sensitivity and has been eating gluten every day. I am having him tested tomorrow, and honestly, b/c of my husband's attitude, I am hoping it comes back positive. If it does not, I still think he would be better off not eating gluten, as he is showing the very allergic and always stuffy signs that I lived with my whole life until I quit eating it. So, do I (and my son) just have a sensitivity and not true Celiac Disease? I don't know. For myself, I consider myself to be allergic. For my son, I would like a diagnosis so that my husband can know for sure. The knowledge that gluten was causing my health problems was undeniable for me, and I never needed that diagnosis. When you're dealing with a 4 year old, it's a bit harder to figure out. Good luck with your decision. I say just quit eating it, and start living a healthier, more energetic life!