When Should I Get My Girls Tested?
Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:17 AM
My girls are 5 & 3. When should I get them tested? Their doctor says they are probably to young unless they have symptoms. Maddi does get Headaches and egsima which I don't know is unrelated or not. El - seems fine. Should I wait on that? Also would my insurance cover it (generally?)
Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:39 AM
Your insurance should cover it.
Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:52 AM
If he does test neg, I plan on genetic testing to see if it's something we even need to worry about.
Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:33 AM
Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:31 AM
Posted 30 November 2009 - 03:27 PM
Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:35 AM
(We have noticed vast improvements in the 5 year old's behavior, and she wasn't badly behaved to begin with. She notices her tummy hurts her much less than it used to. She and I have been gluten free for about 2 weeks).
Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:57 AM
BUT this is what I've decided, for better or worse.
My son who is 4 took the genetic test and while his bloods were being taken they had to literally push the blood out and it was nasty. It ends up he has both genetic markers so it was a good thing he got tested. He is a different boy now he's gluten free, so much healthier. I don't regret taking him off gluten but I do so wish he didn't have to suffer the blood test but it was the only way to get the ped's to take any notice as they had previously decided they didn't want him to go through with the testing and have him symptomatic (not on my time).
But now my daughter who is just over 2 years has been taken off dairy and is getting worse, a lot worse. Yes, its a nasty business no doubt. But I am not sure I want her to go for her bloods just yet since they had so much trouble with Ravens her big bro. So at this stage she's just going to go gluten-free and when she's bigger we'll get her the full bloods (how can it hurt to wait? less torture at the moment). Going off gluten will show one way or another if she is or not anyway.
That was a few days ago .. we'd just been at the dr's about her and found out she's lost nearly 2 kilos in a month poor darling. I noticed at the pharmacy (the dr wants her to go on nasty flagyl even though there was no parasites in her faeces - that there's a new test to determine gluten sensitviity - its $30 a pop AUD, but it's worth it as its just a simple prick of the finger, a drop of blood and we've decided to go for that as an option! We'll gradually test all of the children, all but two are symptomatic (thats 3 of 5). I know it seems rediculous as it suppose to be one in 10 siblings or something isn't it?
Anyway I am rambling. I would rather wait til shes older than have a huge blood test at this stage...
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