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Bellasmama

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After getting the high level blood test results we followed up with an endoscopy and after the Dr is now even more sure its Celiac. The villi was pretty flat and smooth in areas. So Gluten Free here we come! I'm looking forward to seeing my little girl happy healthy and playful again.

I will most likely be an often visitor here with lots of questions! ;)

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Welcome to the board. :)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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Bellasmama:

Congratulations on getting a diagnosis! And, welcome to the board. I wish I had been on this board when I was first diagnosed, it would have made my life so much easier. This board is really the best resource out there. The other resource I recommend is the book listed in my signature...it is a wonderful medical reference.

Best of luck, and I hope your sweet girl's health improves!!!! She's lucky to have a caring mom like you.

Laura

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That's awesome! Well, I mean, it's not awesome that your daughter has celiac disease, but it's awesome you found out what it was before any more damage was done!

Welcome to the board! Any questions, just fire away!

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

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