We took our children off of gluten in October 2012. My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder and we wanted to try diet changes before medicating her. After taking her off of gluten and dairy a lot of other symptoms that we thought were unrelated started to clear up. Having BM accidents in her pants, bloated belly, ear infections, bladder infections....the list goes on and on. Many of her neurologic symptoms have cleared as well! My son has always had a lot of food allergies and he also does really well on a gluten and dairy free diet.
I was diagnosed last month with Celiac Disease. Now I really want to have my children tested (via endoscopy/biopsy) to get an official diagnoses. I think it will be easier in school and as they get older I'm hoping they will be more likely to stay away from gluten.
My first question is: My children are 6 and 2, are they to young for an endoscopy with biopsy? Is it dangerous when they are that young??
and also: How do I go about finding a Pediatric GI doctor that specializes in Celiac Disease? I live in West Michigan and have access to a lot of hospitals in and around Grand Rapids.
The doctor that diagnosed me really didn't know anything about Celiac, I only got my diagnoses because I requested the testing. I really want someone who knows their stuff when they are dealing with my precious children!!
Thank you in advance!!