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Babies With Celiac, What Did You First Notice?
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Hi guys,

I'm Celiac and wondered what symptoms did you first notice with your Celiac child or baby? I want to keep an eye out for my grandson. Thanks everyone!

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My grandson was 18 months when I was finally diagnosed. They had already removed several foods thinking an intolerance was causing severe loose stools and frequently sore tummy from birth.

When I was diagnosed, his Mom removed gluten - within days he had his first solid movement and his stomach aches disappeared within a few weeks. Thankfully, young children heal very quickly.

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Generally, besides stomach upsets and diarrhea/constipation, symptoms can include irritability, blanking out (staring into space), anxiety, clinginess, aggressive behavior, and moodiness/crankiness. This is what is taught at celiac conferences, and my nephew had ALL of these symptoms from a very early age. Also, look for toeing in of his feet once he starts walking--this can be an indication of Vitamin D deficiency.

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OMGoodness...the connections to celiac are continually amazing. I believe I was undiagnosed my entire life for many reasons...but I had never heard the pigeon-toed symptom -- I had to wear corrective shoes for at least eight years because my toes turned in -- boy were they ugly!

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Hello,

My daughter was 3.5 years when I got the confirmed diagnosis.The symptoms that led to me asking for the testing were as previously mentioned,

irritability, moodiness, clinginess, inability to settle and very restless sleeper, dark bags under the eyes (some sort of defficiency?), and always suffering

from some sort of abdominal upset. At 2 years nearly every day without fail she would tell me"mummy,sore tummy" repeadetly. Then, she started getting

these intense muscle cramps in her legs- like little rocks in there! As well as severe joint pain in her hips, knees and ankles.

When I did my research and asked around I realized these could all be direct or indirect symptoms, as you're probably aware, of the flow-on effects on the body.

The joint pain and leg cramp thing is rarely listed as a common complaint- but her paternal aunt has it too- (the reason I was looking out for it like you) and she recollects getting horrible cramps around time of diagnosis too (which was 18 years for her).

Hope this helps :)

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Generally, besides stomach upsets and diarrhea/constipation, symptoms can include irritability, blanking out (staring into space), anxiety, clinginess, aggressive behavior, and moodiness/crankiness. This is what is taught at celiac conferences, and my nephew had ALL of these symptoms from a very early age. Also, look for toeing in of his feet once he starts walking--this can be an indication of Vitamin D deficiency.

These are all the symptoms my daughter had! I didn't know about the walking, my daughter does that too. She was very constipated, we had to give her miralax and then she would have awful blowouts. I thought she might be autistic because of the behavior. I wonder about the vitamin d deficiency though...now I'm worried!

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My dd didn't get diagnosed until 11. But she had food issues from birth. I had to avoid all dairy while she nursed. She always had trouble with gas. We had to delay all food until 6 mo. because she just didn't handle it well. She had never had an antibiotic, but had yeast infections from just a few months of age. By age 3 had huge cavities in all her molars despite all our brushing. Stomach aches were a normal part of life. By age 10-11, she was the most miserable, cranky child. I thought my sweet little girl was gone. Turned out she was still hiding inside! At 15, she is a joy!

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Vomiting, dark rings under the eyes, severly dissented stomach, refusal to eat even her "favorite" foods (pasta, pizza, bagels...), failure to thrive are all symptoms we saw intensify up until diagnosis.

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Thank you all so much!!!

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