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slmprofesseur

Member Since 26 May 2008
Offline Last Active Aug 04 2010 01:59 PM
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In Topic: The First Ob Visit....

15 November 2008 - 08:28 AM

I have been to 2 visits. So far so good. The OB asked about my asthma medications, heartburn etc. (I had lots of problems with my last pregnancy.) I informed her that since I went gluten free I didn't need anymore inhalers etc.

She seemed very positive and open.

Good luck to you. :)

In Topic: Origin Of Celiacs?

20 September 2008 - 06:05 PM

I am the true mutt:
I am african-american. I am unsure of my african ancestors, however, my great grand mother was the daughter of her slave owner. My mother has a Scottish last name and father has a Welsh last name. (both are african-american).
My husband has a Ukranian/German background.
I think I have more European blood than anyone wants to admit. Many relatives have had stomach cancer, diabetes, gout, etc. etc. I am the first to go Gluten-free.
As for the proof of this blood...
Our first son has blonde hair and light brown eyes! (No one thinks I am his mother!)

I can tolerate nightshades- no problem.

In Topic: Top Five Reasons To Get A New Doctor

20 September 2008 - 05:44 PM

How about when your doc:
a) implies that problems with gluten are all in your head. (considering you used to come in regularly for issues with asthma, eczema, and constipation....)
B) tells you that celiac is not prevalent in african-americans...so there's no need to test.

or:
when the allergist diagnoses your son and says:
he's allergic to wheat, rye, barley, oats..
You respond: We'll continue to follow a Gluten-free diet.
She says:
He's not allergic to gluten- just wheat, rye, barley and oats...

In Topic: Daycare Vs. Nanny

16 August 2008 - 02:06 PM

I have had a nanny and daycare with both children. My first son didn't start to really talk or play with other children at (30 months) until he went to daycare. That was a good move for him. I think part of the decision depends on the child. You know what's best.

Now on to ds2- the preemie with allergies... I think in spite of my attempt to educate our nanny, he still got his hands on wheat, etc. He was always sick with dark circles under the eyes and D. It was so bad the sitter didn't want to keep him while pregnant. We just enrolled him in daycare, and they have forms (from the Dept. of Social Services) that the doctor fills out and explains any health/medical issues. I have also spoken with the teacher and day care director about my concerns. I have opted to provide all of his snacks/food. I'll let you know how it goes when he starts next week.

I like the daycare because the state has regulations regarding food allergies and intolerance. The staff is also trained on these issues (at least in my state).

Buena Suerte (Good luck!)

In Topic: Hating The Allergist We Saw!

14 August 2008 - 11:27 AM

Wow, that's crazy! Fire the allergist!
I just had my son tested for allergies again. He's allergic to everything with gluten(wheat, barley, rye). I asked the doctor about celiac and she said it definitely was an allergy. What she failed to understand is that he's been Gluten-free for over a year!!!! I ruled out dairy also. She called me to say that the RASt for milk was questionable and that I should try some milk anyway. I said ok and hung up the phone. There's no way I am going to do that.