How Long For Gluten Attack To Show
Posted 07 June 2010 - 05:29 AM
Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:07 AM
HOWEVER a VERY important point for you to know... Since you noted that your daughter is going to the doctor later this month and you have already taken her off gluten. It is VERY important that someone being tested for Celiac has been eating foods containing gluten prior to being tested. If she has already been gluten free prior to being tested, her test results will be skewed, and they will show a false negative, when she really might have it. If you truly think your daughter has Celiac, it is important that she continues eating gluten up until her appointment and testing, or the testing will be worthless.
Newly diagnosed Celiac trying to learn the ropes
Very Positive tTG 3/10
Positive EGD/Biopsy 4/10
Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:10 AM
Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:44 AM
We immediately took him off gluten and saw a change w/in a day or two. We had an appt the following week (last Friday) w/ a pedi GI. As we already had the blood drawn, he did NOT need for DS to still be on Gluten and he even said "You took him off Gluten last week, right?".
We will still eventually have to have an endoscopy done, but not until he is healthy and back up to speed.
As for the age thing - I've been told the same thing. 2 years. However, at 17 months, he was VERY SICK for over a month and once we took him off gluten, there was a marked change. He was still malnourished, though, and was in the hospital over the weekend. From that, he is now SO MUCH BETTER than he's been in a month.
If you truly think there is an issue, the pursue it and do what you need to do to make sure your child is safe and healthy (I can't imagine what would have happened if we did nothing for him because "oh, he's not 2. We can't really know if he has celiac or not").
BUT- in pursuing it, at least go to your regular pedi and get a celiac panel run. Which, again, they WILL need gluten to be in her system.
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