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Hello,

I'm new to this sight. My 2.5yr son has had diarreha for more than a year now and has weighed about 25lbs for about the same length of time. He has trouble sleeping through the night and occasionally has sores in his mouth. He was recently diagnosed with asthma. We've already ruled out Cystic Fibrosis and a number of parasites.

We took him to a ped GI yesterday who is sending out his bloodwork to Promethius(sp?). He thinks that he either has Celiac or nothing/toddler tummy.

What I thought was interesting was that he commented on Thomas' beautiful long thick eyelashes and said that they can be a "marker" for celiac disease. Has anyone ever heard of this and does anyone else have these lashes as well?

I understand that the tests should be back within a week - is this an accurate timeframe?

His regular pediatrician had run some bloodwork (IgG = 42) but the GI said that it wasn't a very reliable test.

For now we're working on cutting out the juice, limiting the dairy and increasing the fiber until his results come back.

Thanks

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I have never heard that long eyelashes are a marker for celiac disease. It does make me wonder though. Everyone always comments on how nice and long my lashes are. My son has the same beautiful full lashes as well. I am taking him for his bloodwork in a few days to see if he has celiac disease or not. It will be interesting to see if anyone else has heard anything regarding this.

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That is ironic my daughter and I both constantly have comments on our eyes and eyelashes. Everyone always comments on how we have such big beautiful eyes and such lovely eyelashes too. I do know our Gastro told us that our eyes are a sign of celiac the largeness of them and how they jump out. Interesting the things we learn each day.

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I haven't heard that either, but I too have very long lashes. (Measured at up to 15mm! I'm a geek!) Actually, I just find that it makes finding glasses hard - as most of them sit close enough that my eyelashes brush against them far too much.

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Oh, quit showing off!(LOL!) I used Maybelline mascara ONE TIME when I was in my 20's, and now my eyelashes keep falling out. The doctor said the allergic reaction did permanent damage to my eyelash follicles. My eyelid just swells up, and the next day the lashes start falling out. I have been using ice as soon as the swelling starts, and they have grown to record length this time, so maybe there is hope for my lashes!

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Eh, don't be so quick to call it a good deal. That'd be kinda like calling having celiac a good deal because it makes you eat healthy. I have yet to find an effective pair of sunglasses that I can wear, and I have very light sensitive eyes. (And live in Southern California, where you need them, even in "winter".) I really wouldn't mind having shorter lashes that don't stop me from finding glasses, or falling in my eyes, or scratching against whatever I sleep against. I haven't taken to trimming them, but know people who have...

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Take it from on old lady who's eye lashes started falling out about the time that her hair started fall out from a Celiac problem that accelarated about the time that she was 67 years old, you may eventually have a real problem with your hair and eyelashes. Some has begun to grow back after 3 years of gluten free, but nothing like when I was younger. Good luck kiddies. Shirley

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Just saw the long lashes "symptom" at medline (I think).

I had some blood tests at a gastroenterologist (not a celiac specialist as far as I know) because I was diagnosed as a child but never tested since (but have tried to avoid gluten the last 20 years) and was wondering what the tests will show...no results yet but the doctor was quite short and had THE LONGEST EYELASHES I"VE EVER SEEN!!! I commented on them but he didn't say anything....

I will definitely ask him if he might be celiac!!

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You gal's have me giggling...

Last night I was reading about gluten free cosmetics, and I ran to my make up drawer and tossed hundreds of dollars worth of make up in the trash. I was in a delema as to a gluten free mascara... I guess some of us won't need it... lol

I also had long eye lashes as a child but I'm a diva and love make up so I paint away...

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I always had long, thick eyelashes. But I've just noticed a couple of days ago, that suddenly my lashes are quite short! I always had trouble with my lashes hitting my glasses, but now I feel weird for having such short lashes. Very strange, I wonder why this is happening. I am just glad that my hair hasn't started falling out, too. I have very thick hair, that is still auburn with very few grey hairs (which you can't even notice, really, people just assume I must be dyeing it, like everybody else my age).

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my daughter has really long thick eyelashes, but I've been CHEATED!!!!! Where are my long lashes? I've got these short stumpy things that are even turning gray!!!!

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Huh, never heard of that. But fascinated why that might be an indicator of celiac disease--anyone heard why?

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I agree with Tiffany - they make finding glasses that don't hit them and make your eyes uncomfortable very very difficult. Both my son (the one who has is getting tested in a couple of weeks) and I have very long thick lashes. My oldest son has very long lashes too but not as thick and long as the younger brother. Their step-sister has always been envious.

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Gee--another thing I would have never suspected was connected! I don't wear glasses, but I do wear sunglasses a lot--I'm very sensitive to the sun--and my lashes always touch the lens (it's annoying).

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My father has the same issue w/ his glasses - my mother and I suspect he may have gluten issues but he definitely has Type II Diabetes and severe thyroid issues.

I constantly get the "you don't wear mascara???" as I also have very long lashes.

No idea if it's related or not to gluten senitivity, but this is one thing I don't complain about! :lol:

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Count me in! I've got long lashes! I have the same issue that was mentioned earlier that if I wear my glasses the hit the lenses ha! The strangest thing though (especally since my hair isn't even going grey yet!) is that I have one eyelash that always grows in snow white! After a few months it will fall out and then grow back just as white as before! :lol:

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Count me in for long eyelashes!!!!!!!!! They use to smear my glasses up so much that my eye doc would trim them. And I also have heard that long eyelashes and celiacs go hand in hand... I too wonder why that is? I think we need a outstanding doc who can answer all of our trivia questions.....I think its amazing all the different things people have alike and then in the next time I think about it so many have such different symptoms. I still say we are very unique and special.......

mamaw

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I have super long lashes too, not so much thickness wise though. No one in my immediate family has them though, my dad had nice ones for a guy. I wear contacts to avoid the whole glasses thing . I wear the glasses only while im home....And i buy the oversized sunglasses so it doesnt bother my lashes, cause i have super sensitive eyes.

But hey Ill take the compliments anyday! :D

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Gee--another thing I would have never suspected was connected! I don't wear glasses, but I do wear sunglasses a lot--I'm very sensitive to the sun--and my lashes always touch the lens (it's annoying).

I'm with you there Patty. I don't wear sunglasses unless I'm golfing cause I do need to see where the ball goes. My lashes are too long for them.

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Okay...this is just tooooo wierd! Yes...both my daughter and I have long lashes. I have trouble wearing sunglasses, I can't blink right because the lashes get caught on the glasses. Why would this be a celiac thing? I mean with malabsortion we have problems with everything. If anything you would think that the lashes would be short. Malnutrition=nothing is healthy, therefore hair, nails, ect. would be brittle. This is strange. Oh well....if it's so... it's the first advantage I've heard! :D

Wendy

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