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Member Since 09 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 13 2013 11:45 AM

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In Topic: Lots Of Symptoms, But Negative Diagnosis

10 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

I would also have you younger children tested. IBS is a symptom and not a cause, the cause could be celiac. ADHD is often food linked too. What's Eating Your Child is a great book that discusses how diet affects behaviour; you might want to take a look at it.

My three boys all tested negative for celiac but like your daughters, they had varying degrees of gluten intolerance symptoms. We decided to make them gluten-free along with me because eating gluten-free can't hurt (as long as you don't replace wheat with sugar laden gluten-free substitutes at every meal), it could help them feel better, plus it was easier if everyone ate gluten-free in the house from a food prep point of view.

Even though my boys had negative tests, two of them have shown real health and behaviour improvements on the gluten-free diet. My oldest is putting on a bit of weight and growing, has less headaches and stomach aches, and his mood and concentration has really improved. My youngest used to have to visit the bathroom for bm's 5 to 8 times a day and now he's down to 1-3 and has grown a LOT.

I mention all of that to encourage you to try the gluten-free (and possible dairy-free) diet for a few months once your daughters' testing is done regardless of the outcome. Non-celiac Gluten Intolerance is much more common that celac is, and could be causing their health problems.

Best wishes.

Thank you! That's what I think is going to happen....waiting to talk to regular pediatrician tomorrow

In Topic: Lots Of Symptoms, But Negative Diagnosis

10 February 2013 - 06:23 PM

Ok, I will get the test results from the doctors. There is history of Barrott's Esophogus, colon cancer, Crohns, Diabetes, GERD, Diverticulitis.........as far as Celiac Disease goes, no one in our families has a diagnosis. (doesn't mean it's not there)

Thank you!

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