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Shalia

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I FINALLY convinced my husband to let me get my son tested through Enterolab. I'm thrilled.

I was going to take him to get blood tested tomorrow, but our insurance won't cover it, and we don't have the money, and Randy was FLIPPING OUT over Tyler needing a blood test. (He is autistic, as I've mentioned before, and does *not* do well with needles.)

But when I mentioned Enterolab again to him, the thought of tomorrow being the day Tyler was going to be stabbed was enough for him to say "get online and order that poo test, I don't want to stab him!"

Yeah, I know it's harder to get doctors to go along w/ enterolab results, but we can get a doctor to sign notes for gluten-free/CF based on Autism, not celiac if the test comes back positive, and I'd rather not traumatize him.

And most of all, I'm THRILLED I'm finally getting him tested. This has been a LONG battle!!

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he should be gluten-free/casein free just for the autism dx, is he on the diet yet? If you are just going to do enterolab testing you could go ahead and start the diet gluten-free/cf if you haven't already.

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he should be gluten-free/casein free just for the autism dx, is he on the diet yet? If you are just going to do enterolab testing you could go ahead and start the diet gluten-free/cf if you haven't already.

He isn't yet. My husband has always refused. He says he wants to know if gluten is "damaging" him before he will do it because it's "not fair". *sigh*

I think he just doesn't want to give up the convenience.

But if it finally gets Randy to give in to do the testing, then I'll happily wait two more weeks for Enterolab. :) And still happy dance cause I'll get the testing done. :)

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He isn't yet. My husband has always refused. He says he wants to know if gluten is "damaging" him before he will do it because it's "not fair". *sigh*

I think he just doesn't want to give up the convenience.

But if it finally gets Randy to give in to do the testing, then I'll happily wait two more weeks for Enterolab. :) And still happy dance cause I'll get the testing done. :)

it's not fair??? sorry, but my hubby initially tried to pull that one one me with my daughter, but I don't care. (my daughter isn't autistic, she is gluten intolerant but not positive for Celiac) There is a proven link between autism and the benefits of a gluten-free/cf diet. Many autism dr.s are recommending it regardless of celiac damage. Your son will benefit from the gluten-free/cf diet regardless of whether or not he has celiac or gluten intolerance, you may even notice PROFOUND improvements in his autism. I've seen autistic kids on the gluten-free/cf diet that you cannot tell they were ever autistic. A lot of their parents shop at the health food store where I do mini massages every week and I see LOTS of these kids.

http://www.autism.org/leakygut.html

http://www.gfcfdiet.com/

http://www.gluten free.com/autism.htm

http://members.aol.com/lisas156/gfpak.htm

http://www.glutensolutions.com/autism.htm

here are just a few links to get you started, show those to hubby...

http://www.gluten free.com/autism.htm

this one you will have to type in as the automatic settings on this board seem to insist on putting a space inbetween gluten and free so it doesn't automatically create the link... ugh.

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Thanks for the links... I'll look them up. :)

Well, I'll put up a good fight if he doesn't show up positive on Enterolab, but I'm reasonably confident he will. He's had problems w/ vomiting and headaches and diahrreah for years. We've just never known what it *was*. (We got that "toddler's diarreah" diagnosis and the "anxiety" for vomiting excuse.)

So I'm reasonably sure Enterolab will end our arguement for us. I'm going to order the Casein test too. We'll see how this works. :)

Shalia

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