So her pediatric GI called with the biopsy results. They confirm Celiac disease. The pathology report said it was graded Marsh 3b. Poor girl. Well now we know why she has been feeling so awful and have an answer. She also had gastric inflammation, but no presence of H. pylori or other microbes. So he is prescribing some meds for that. Anyone else have this in addition to Celiac at diagnosis?
Another question…has anyone else had or has their child had anxiety associated with celiacs that improved after going gluten free? She has a lot of anxiety and is severe enough to require visits with a psychologist. This started about a year ago, about the same time all her other symptoms started.
Anxiety is a fairly common symptom of Celiac Disease. My now 20 year old son with celiac disease had mild anxiety as a child that worsened in his teens. He removed gluten at 15 - it took a few years for his anxiety to subside, but it did improve. Today he has no more than occasional situational anxiety.
As your daughter's time gluten-free increases she will likely have many symptoms improve....my first improvement was my nails and hair. I had weak nails that would tear easily and although I had thick hair I was losing quite a bit each day. This wouldn't effect her, but I also stopped going gray
Each of my children had many different symptoms that all improved or completely disappeared within the first months gluten-free.
I think others may have mentioned this...you, Dad and any siblings need to be tested for Celiac Disease.