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#758332 What's The Likelihood For False Positives From Blood Test?

Posted by on 20 December 2011 - 11:07 AM

I agree with the above poster! It is pretty rare to have false positive blood. I have never heard of anyone who did. There are also MANY symptoms associated with celiac including the ones you mentioned you see in your son. Not everyone has the "classic" symptoms or what people think are the classic symptoms.
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#755532 New Here

Posted by on 10 December 2011 - 12:06 PM

You can not be "gluten lite" it's all or nothing. Any tiny amount will make someone sick so yes you need to worry about crumbs and flour etc. Your whole family should be tested. Has your 17 month old been tested? Everyone should still be eating gluten before the test otherwise the results will be skewed.
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#728184 Halloween Help

Posted by on 06 September 2011 - 06:31 PM

This will be my daughter's first Halloween since being diagnosed. I also have a 7 yr old daughter without celiac. I am very nervous about halloween and trick or treating. It has alwasy been such a big deal for us and my kids love it, so do my husband and I. How do you all handle the halloween candy? Do you let them eat the gluten-free stuff and then do what with the rest? I don't want one kid to end up with more loot than the other. I don't even know what candy would be gluten-free, it seems to be always changing. I am also in Canada. We have also thought about having both girls trick or treat then trade their loot for a large halloween basket of stuff. (kind of like an easter basket, maybe with a hunt involved). What are your thoughts? What do you all do at halloween?
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#715461 Great gluten-free Dining In Anaheim!

Posted by on 10 July 2011 - 08:10 AM

We just got back from our vacation in Anaheim. We had excellent luck eating out and my daughter was 100% OK!!! So relieved!

We ate in Disneyland a few times, they have a great list of the gluten-free options throughout the park. (Go into City Hall and ask for the list upon your arrival.)

I called the Rainforest cafe in downtown disney before we arrived and they told me they could make my daughter a meal. Upon our arrival the kitchen manager came out and told me the options for her. SHe eneded up having rotisserie chicke, carrots and corn. the only problem here is that it is SUPER noisy and I felt it was hard to get our concerns across and know she fully understood. However the kids enjoyed it and there were no issues.

We also ate at the Outback Steakhouse about 3x. Their gluten-free menu is separate from the regular menu and very extensive! They have a gluten-free brownie/ice cream dessert that was wonderful!

We also ate at PF Changs. I can not tell you how good it was to eat chinese food again!! I just wish there was one of these restaurants in canada. We also found gluten-free pizza at California Pizza Kitchen. The pizza place and PF Changs are both located at the Garden Walk Anaheim. This is an outdoor mall about a block from Disney.

Our best find though was at a tiny Irish Pub in Costa Mesa/Newport called Skosh Monahans. Almost everything they serve is gluten-free. They have an aweseom gluten-free menu and a kids gluten-free menu!! We had gluten-free chicken strips, fries and donuts. After not eating nuggets/strips for 7 months these were so yummy!!!!

I just thought I would share my info. I had such success I know others can too! These places were all great!!
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#686888 School Celebrations Without Shared Food (Ideas?)

Posted by on 26 March 2011 - 11:29 AM

I agree that schools need to focus less on using food as rewards and celebrations. When my daughter enters kindergarten in the fal I am darn well going to fight to have nothing food related allowed for birthdays. Seems there is always a birthday celebrated in the classrooms. Cupcakes are much too messy, who will clean all the crumbs and ensure crumbs are not carried all over the room? Who will ensure the desks are all free of crumbs? I think a better idea is (if they have to bring something) is to bring a favorite book or toy to share with the class. Personally I think they should do nothing for birthdays. Kids have birthday parties at home why does it need to also be celebrated in the class?? This drives me crazy!! I also know the kindy teacher likes to do food crafts and baking in the class and that all has to stop.
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#666171 Got A Blood Test For Ttg This Morning. Is That Enough?

Posted by on 07 January 2011 - 02:03 PM

You at least should have also had the total IgA serum. Without that one the TTG can be false. I would ask if she can run that one as well.
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#657811 Comment Approval?

Posted by on 02 December 2010 - 09:58 AM

Why do some of my comments/posts need moderator approval before they appear on the board?
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