Celiac With Siblings
Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:25 AM
Now I might be wrong, but isn't gluten intolerance always a lifelong condition? Why would the doctors suggest putting my sister back on wheat again? Just because the Diarrhea went away doesn't mean she isn't still sensitive, right? Maybe that was the state of medical knowledge back then, this would have been oh, 35-40 years ago.
So anyway, I wish that I could convince them to get a blood test or something, but I think the prospect of facing a lifestyle change like that is too much for them to face. I guess when their symptoms get severe enough maybe they'll get checked out! But I was wondering, I know that Celiac is a genetic thing but does anybody know the odds for a sibling of a Celiac to be a Celiac? Maybe hard numbers will help convince them to get checked out!
Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:45 AM
Posted 29 June 2004 - 06:52 PM
My Daughter was confirmed via endoscopy with celiac in March. I begged my brother to have his daughter tested because she also had the same symtoms. I BEGGED my brother. I BEGGED my brother. My Niece was also confirmed in May with Celiac. I have came to the conclusion that you can only do what you can do as my mom and dad refuse to be tested. I come from a big family and my sisters do not want to have anything to do with even the thought of having Celiac. So I have came to the conclusion that life is to short to worry about anybody else as their health depends on their own decisions.
Posted 03 July 2004 - 05:55 PM
I have been gluten-free for a month now and feel great- unfortunately I will have to go back to be tested but no matter what I am sure I have found my answer. I haven't had a migraine, stomach ache, ect. in a few weeks now. I just wish my brother or my mother were alive to talk this over with, my father doesnt' remember it all but he and my husband really think I should be tested so that I will not be tempted to say well just this little bit won't hurt.
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