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Hello All. I have celiac disease. I am gluten free. My 5 yo dd has been complaining of stomach pains very frequently. I see no exact pattern yet. She is also VERY dramatic...sooooo. I am not sure if she is faking. Today she ate some chicken nuggets and begged to leave the place that we were bcuz her stomach hurt. So I am starting to believe her. I have never seen diarrhea, But she has been constipated once recently. So I have a 2 part question....

1) Is there a way to stool test her AND file it with insurance (not have to pay upfront). My dh is an optimist and sees no reason to test her so he is not willing to pay for the test when we have insurance. I have avoided the bood draw due to her EXTREME fear of needles.

2) Should I just make her gluten-free???? I thought of doing it now while she is on break...BUT it is CHristmas!!! So many parties are coming up... We will have gluten-free Christmas dinner at home though :)

Thank you all.

Shannon

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Hello All. I have celiac disease. I am gluten free. My 5 yo dd has been complaining of stomach pains very frequently. I see no exact pattern yet. She is also VERY dramatic...sooooo. I am not sure if she is faking. Today she ate some chicken nuggets and begged to leave the place that we were bcuz her stomach hurt. So I am starting to believe her. I have never seen diarrhea, But she has been constipated once recently. So I have a 2 part question....

1) Is there a way to stool test her AND file it with insurance (not have to pay upfront). My dh is an optimist and sees no reason to test her so he is not willing to pay for the test when we have insurance. I have avoided the bood draw due to her EXTREME fear of needles.

2) Should I just make her gluten-free???? I thought of doing it now while she is on break...BUT it is CHristmas!!! So many parties are coming up... We will have gluten-free Christmas dinner at home though :)

Thank you all.

Shannon

Enterolabs can do stool testing and test for sensitivities and it is not covered by insurance that I am aware of. You daughter does not like needles. So.....that leave only one option left.

Try her on the gluten free diet. I would not start her during the holidays (unless she is in pain or discomfort). Start her when she has a routine.

Hope you have your anwser soon.

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