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T-Beth added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac DiseaseSelf-diagnosis Of Celiac Disease In Young SonI am a single mother of a beautiful 20 month old boy. My son went through several months of diarrhea, weight lose, continually eating but not being able to hold anything in. He was alway tired and fussy. I thought I'd never figure out what was wrong with my baby.
After many trips to the doctors and several test that all came back negative, I finally started looking into symptoms myself. After weeks of searching on line for the symptoms my son had; I was given two very likely problems. One Crohn's Disease and the other Celiac Disease.
Finally I spoke with my son's pediatrician about gluten. He said yes that's it lets stop all gluten products and see what happens. After two weeks of my son and I being on a gluten free diet his diarrhea had stopped. I never thought I would be so happy to see a normal bowel movement in my life.
Now two months later, my son is thriving. He has gained some weight back, he's playing again, and he is eating regular again.
Is there anyone else out there that diagnosed their chid of Celiac Disease before the doctors did?
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