I Immediately Think Every Symptom Is Caused From Gluten...
Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:01 PM
My son came home from basketball practice tonight (12yrs) and said he could hardly run, because his body and head hurt so bad. He has many stomach issues that come and go and is sent home from school often for headaches. He does have many other unrelated issues, like a kp rash on his arms and face (but maybe they are all related) Dr's don't seem to worry, because he is overall a healthy child! My other son won't eat for days at a time because he feels like something is stuck in his throat (had throat study done and came back fine) My girls all have different issues as well.
Just thought I would see if anyone else has become obsessed with gluten symptoms?
Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:55 PM
I saw GI symptoms in 2/3 of my kids. I made them gluten-free and those symptoms have largely improved. I think the only way to know if your kids are celiac is to test them, and likewise the only way to know if they are non-celiac gluten interant is to follow the gluten-free diet strictly. Perhaps give it a try and you'll be able to stop wondering.
Best wishes to you and your five.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:20 AM
My poor older son, I am constantly asking about his bathroom habits. He still gets tested every two years, but sometimes I feel we need to go in sooner. Mood swings, headaches, fatigue, etc. All PERFECTLY NORMAL for a 10 year old . . . but I still wonder.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:05 AM
In the last two weeks, our daughter has presented with itchy blisters on her legs that broke open, got progressively larger and more angry looking, and now look like open sores. Of course, our new doc (we moved last summer), says it may be impetigo. I insisted that she be tested for DH, but he wanted to give it a week of treatment and go from there. I said I didn't want to wait a week. So we are moving ahead with the antibiotics in case they are infected, and I take her back in in a few days for the skin biopsy. Personally, with our family history, I prefer to rule out celiac before we run the gamut of every other condition it COULD BE! He was not as convinced, obviously, but reluctantly agreed to what I wanted.
That's a long story just to say "go with your gut!" Even with just a little bit of research on celiac disease, it's hard to not to see every symptom as related. I share your obsession Happy!
Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:51 PM
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