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Member Since 24 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 14 2015 11:06 PM

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In Topic: Potty Accidents... Related To Celiac?

14 April 2015 - 11:05 PM

None of us deal with continence issues now. The longer we have been gluten free, the better we have gotten at managing and eliminating potential exposures. That being said, it was such an issue for super silly girl as we were getting smarter about living gluten free that she was regularly checked for UTI and watched for diabetes. It is good to communicate continence issues with your doctor, as there can be other causes. But for our family, getting better at gluten free living was the answer.

In Topic: Potty Accidents... Related To Celiac?

14 April 2015 - 02:03 AM

We have found gluten exposure to impact continence. This was true for our super silly girl and is one of her accommodations at school...she gets irritable bladder issues that make her go frequently. It was also true for her younger brother when he was very young, as well as being true for myself.

In Topic: Eczema?

10 April 2015 - 08:13 PM

That rash looks similar to one that my son gets on the outside of his elbows.  The pediatricians that we consulted indicated that it was psoriasis like and to treat with cortisone.  Our son's rash seems to present and worsen with gluten exposures.  Quite by accident we found that giving him Zyrtec helps with his rash.  When he started at a daycare facility with environmental gluten exposure we were using daily Zyrtec to help manage his sinuses and found that the elbow rash finally began to clear (after about three weeks of daily 5 mg Zyrtec).  As we have been better able to reduce and eliminate gluten from his diet and environment, it is quite rare for him to get an outbreak now.  Our family manages both wheat allergy and celiac, so our experiences sometimes vary from classic celiac presentations.

In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

23 March 2015 - 07:16 PM

Thank you for the notice about the Freedom Food oats.  I noticed they had gone missing from our local Coles.  I found some boxes still at IGA.  And I have called and left a voice mail at Freedom Foods.  I am more than bummed.  Our family was doing well after being able to introduce these oats last year.  I want more explanation from them.

In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

23 February 2015 - 05:11 AM

Yes, FIFO is Fly In Fly Out. In essence one mobilises to a work camp, prevalent in mining and oil & gas projects. Camps have kitchens with food service. Gluten free options exist, but cross contamination seems concerning. Even if only going to site for a short stint, access to grocery stores and personal food prep is severely limited. I haven't yet met any celiacs that have tried it and can't quite determine if the accommodation required is "reasonable". My gut says it could be done, but some preparation by all involved would be necessary. Hoping to hear of first hand experiences!