Posted 08 December 2004 - 12:54 PM
Hi, my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease in March and has been gluten-free since. The results have been remarkable! Due to moving this summer, we were just able to have her first "check up" with a Ped GI specialist on the 3rd. He told me he doesn't regularly do blood tests on patients and since she is growing so well and he said we were being so careful he didn't see any need to test her. I was under the impression regular blood testing was needed to make sure no gluten was getting in undetected. I didn't push the issue on Friday since we have just changed from teflon pans to stainless steel (I was hopeful in beleiving those who told me I didn't need to, but I think you guys are the experts!) I didn't feel the test would tell me much. Her symptoms at first went away, but after we moved here this summer, I accedently used the wrong butter on her pancakes once, but have noticed gluten like reactions off and on for the past few months. They are much more mild than what she had, but it concerns me. The Dr. told me it was most likely IBS, which makes me even more skeptical of him! I think if I insist on testing he will do it, but I don't know how soon to do it, since we have only been rid of teflon pans for a few weeks. Sorry for my rambling, any advice would be helpful though!