How Careful Do You Need To Be?
Posted 23 February 2004 - 05:13 AM
By the way, my younger daughter has not been tested, but she had horrible rashes and diarhea for so long while she was brestfeeding exclusively, so we finally figured out what I neded to eat, and she appears to be a celiac as well. This has, of course, led me to the conclusion that I am probably one too, and that might explain the red cheeks i have had for the last twenty years.
Any help would be appreciated!
Posted 23 February 2004 - 10:11 AM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 10:16 AM
I am lucky in a way, at least I react--many people do not, so they don't know if they are getting gluten and harming themselves or not!!
When I first went gluten-free, I didn't react very much, but the longer I have been gluten-free, the more sever my reactions have become!
Now, if I have the tiniest bit of cross-contamination, I have the "World's Worst 9 Hour Stomach Ache Imagianable". (It's soooo bad, I've even named it! )
I hope your husband will come to understand that the tiniest amount of gluten is stripping the villi from you little daughter's intestines! It sounds crazy, but is true...
Good luck with those hidden glutens!
Posted 23 February 2004 - 06:48 PM
For example, infertility and intestinal cancers. Whenever I feel it is too hard I remind myself of this.
I certainly do not want to sit Grace down one day and say "Sorry sweet but maybe the reason you cannot get pregnant/you have cancer is because the Gluten free diet was too hard, so we kept feeding you Gluten". Very harsh and in your face but that is the reality of Celiac Disease.
Please for your childs sake educate your husband and eliminate Gluten from the diet.
Posted 02 March 2004 - 12:01 AM
Judging from the way my 10 month old Celiac grandson reacts to even a few grains of wheat, it is very important to eliminate all sources of gluten. He becomes irritable and fussy, has diarrhea, cannot sleep, has stomach cramps, and is a completely different baby after accidentally getting gluten into his system. It takes at least 3 days for him to feel better.
My Celiac comes out in the form of Asthma, which sets in within 15 minutes of eating any gluten-containing food, or any product containing milk, dairy, casein, whey, egg whites, or yeast. Welda
Posted 02 March 2004 - 08:20 AM
BTW, you don't necessarily need special vanilla. I went out and bought health food store, "gluten-free," expensive vanilla the first time, only to discover that every single cheaper vanilla I've checked on since has been gluten-free. This includes McCormick's, Kroger, Frontier, Penzey's and on and on.
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