Posted 12 March 2004 - 07:30 PM
Posted 13 March 2004 - 02:13 PM
How did your Dr diagnose him?....
Im sure over a matter of time you will find quickly if that is his problem. most poeple after gluten-free begin feeling better very qucikly. I hope that is the case with your son.
Posted 14 March 2004 - 04:27 PM
Posted 14 March 2004 - 07:34 PM
First of all I would suggest surfing this message board under "pre-diagnosis, testing and symptoms" there may be some listed that are not on the list below:
Here are some links that have been helpful to me:
gluten-free Products List
Support Groups in US
Link - What's it's like having Celiac's
What are the symptoms of celiac disease?
There is no typical celiac. Individuals range from having no symptoms (asymptomatic or "latent" forms of the disease) to extreme cases where patients present to their physicians with gas, bloating, diarrhea, and weight loss due to malabsorption.
In between these two extremes lie a wide variety of symptoms that include:
Steatorrhea (fatty stools that float rather than sink)
Any problem associated with vitamin deficiencies
Iron deficiency (anemia)
Easily fractured bones
Abnormal or impaired skin sensation (paresthesia),
Including burning, prickling, itching or tingling
Peripheral Neuropathy* (tingling in fingers and toes)
Individuals have reported such varied symptoms as:
White flecks on the fingernails
Fuzzy-mindedness after gluten ingestion
Burning sensations in the throat
In children, the symptoms may include:
Failure to thrive
Inability to concentrate
Pot belly with or without painful bloating
Pale, malodorous, bulky stools
Requent, foamy diarrhea
I do hope some of this information is helpful to you and that your sons health begins to improve soon!
Posted 14 March 2004 - 09:00 PM
Let us know how your test comes out. Are you symptomatic at all?
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
Posted 15 March 2004 - 09:51 AM
A book that you will find helpful is Kids with Celiac disease by Dana Korn.
I found it very helpful!
Do let us all know if there is anything you need!
Posted 16 March 2004 - 06:47 PM
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