ChasesDad replied to ChasesDad's topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Wow! a big thank you to everyone who helped me out there. That is a lot of information and all very helpful. I really appreciate it guys. I can't believe how sensative of a disease this is. Let me get this straight, if I cut a piece of wheat bread on a plastic cutting board, wipe the crumbs off (without any cleaner) then cut some chicken on that same board, cook the chicken and eat it... I could get sick?
ChasesDad posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Hello everyone! I am so pleasantly surprised by the Celiac community, Everyone seems so helpful and I am very excited to (hopefully) be able to join this community. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease yesterday and have been doing research all night. I am very overwhelmed right now but luckily I found this forum which has been a great help. Most of the questions I had were very clearly answered here already. My wife is amazing. When she found out what was going on with me, and how sensitive of a disease this can be, she immediately started getting rid of every gluten product in the whole house and said from now on our house is gluten free. She has been going through our fridge and pantry for the last 5 hours looking up information on her tablet. I want to give as much information as possible, but will do so at the end of the questions so it can be skipped if its not important to the questions. Questions: Is going completely gluten free ok for someone without celiac disease? Could someone lose their tolerance to gluten and develop celiac disease? My wife is 3 months pregnant, should she not make a drastic change to her diet while pregnant? (we will ask her doctor too, but I like to get multiple opinions or sources for facts). *side question, my sister was a vegetarian when she was young. (10-20 years old) She got pretty sick from not getting enough protein. Is there anything like this that can happen with celiac disease? Should we get supplements of some kind? Also, I have a 4 year old son who I am worried about. Could he have celiac disease at such an early age? He constantly has diarrhea, and gets a lot of tummy aches. The doctors medicines never seem to help for more than a few days. I'd like to try the least invasive things possible to get his problems fixed. Now the information. I am 27 male. My wife is 24 years old. 3 months pregnant. She is mildly lactose intolerant. my son is 4 and he has down's syndrome. none of us have any known medical issues aside from what I listed. I really just want to look out for my wife, son, and unborn child. I want them to be healthy and happy. Thank you guys for taking the time to read this. Any advice is greatly appreciated from the bottom of my heart.