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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Could It Be Gluten Intolerance
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Hello everyone,

 

I am just starting my research on gluten intolerance after a few months.

 

Quick intro - my 7 year old son has been having stomach aches for months. This is all new to me, so at first I thought it would just go away. Lately he has been avoiding activity, crying because of the stomach pain, complaining of headaches. We have been to his regular doctor and just last week the GI doctor. They gave him Prilosec. He has also been going to a therapist for of course, possible anxiety.

 

Well he was just sent home again today by the school nurse because "he looks like death". Is gluten intolerance something we should be considering?

 

Thanks for any input. I will take the time to do more reading when I can!

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It could very well be celiac disease as there are over 300 symptoms.  Has your doctor (ped or GI) ordered a celiac panel?  If not, I'd ask.  My main symptom for celiac disease was anemia -- no tummy issues.  Later, I realized (and my family) that my "anxiety" was definitely related to celiac disease and not menopause!   :lol:

 

Check out the University of Chicago's Celiac Website on screening and other facts.  You can always print it off and hand it over to your doctor.  Review the list of symptoms too on the U of C's website.

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CDCFactSheets3_Antibody.pdf

 

Good luck!  I hope your son feels better and NEVER stop advocating for him!!!!!

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It sounds very much like our 8-year-old. Our family doctor didn't do anything about his ongoing tummy aches and certainly didn't consider intolerances. Then the naturopath tested him for delayed food allergies. We need to avoid gluten (mainly all grains for now), eggs and nuts and things are slowly improving.

 

Good luck!!

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