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Member Since 17 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 05 2014 12:07 PM

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In Topic: One Child Celiac, The Other Not

05 June 2014 - 12:07 PM

We have one kid with and one without celiac.  We keep a gluten-free home, but kid #2 (non-celiac) can eat gluten whenever he is out (school lunches, etc.).  


When we got everyone screened for celiac, after kid #1 was diagnosed, we also had kid #2 (and me) have the genetic test done.  Although I have one of the celiac genes, kid #2 did not have any of the ones they tested for (DQ2 and DQ8).  Although I know sometimes people can get celiac without these genes, it is rare, so we are assuming kid #2 is safe.  If we see symptoms, we'll get him checked.  Otherwise, I'm the one who is going to be checked every few years, and I have to make myself eat enough gluten ahead of time to make the test accurate. 

In Topic: Cheezits Or Goldfish?

26 May 2014 - 08:40 AM

Schar cheese bites taste like Goldfish & Cheezits, too.

In Topic: Anyone Get A Fever When Glutened?

25 March 2014 - 09:51 AM

Thanks for the reply.  I think he probably had both the glutening and some illness at the same time.  The fever and full-body rash seemed a bit at odds with the standard GI issues.  He's not on any medications, but I suspect the same kind of thing could be at play - the immune response to the gluten exacerbated other conditions. 


And he is better now, although he ended up missing 2 days of school and the last day of camp. 

In Topic: Anyone Get A Fever When Glutened?

18 March 2014 - 03:11 PM

Thanks for the replies. He was only at camp for 24 hours (it was just a weekend thing), so I can't just blame the kids. Of course, he spends all day with them at school during the week, so it could still be a bug.

Now he's totally itchy all over. This is weird.

In Topic: Is Vomiting A Symptom After Being Glutened?

17 March 2014 - 09:28 AM

Cara - we just had a similar issue with our son, who was glutened and got quite sick afterwards (about 12 hours later he got really nauseous and actually got a fever).  His symptoms were a little different (so I put my query in a separate post to not hijack yours...), but he had not had any GI symptoms prior to going gluten-free.  


From what I hear here, celiacs who are gluten-free can become more sensitive to gluten, and vomiting seems like a perfectly normal reaction to accidentally ingesting some.  It's hard when you don't really know if he had any or not.  My son has certainly had unexplained stomach pains that always made me wonder if he had been glutened, even though he was fairly asymptomatic before going gluten-free.  This time the cause-and-effect seemed pretty clear to us, but he got a fever in addition to the nausea which seems like a somewhat weird thing to happen from eating gluten.  


It's hard when you don't really know if he's actually had gluten or not, isn't it?