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I posted a few days ago about my daughter being tested for celiac. Well, today, I recieved the results of her blood work. They told me that it came back "normal." I can't help but to be relieved yet disheartend at the same time. I just knew that we were on to something. Her symptoms were fitting celiac better than anything else that I had seen. I know that she could still have a gluten intolerence without having the disease itself. or at least I believe that's what I have gathered from this forum. I am going to put her on a gluten free diet and see how this all works out. I feel helpless. My daughter is in pain and this is the least I can do to try to figure this all out.

Okay, sorry about all that rambling, but now for my question: Any advice on where and how to start going gluten free? And am I right about her still being gluten intolerent without having celiac? Is that possible? or should I try to start seeking answers elsewhere?

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She could even still be celiac with negative blood work. You are a wise mom to give the diet a try.

Start out with as much whole, unprocessed food as is possible. Unprocessed meats, chickens, beans, rice, potatoes, veggies and fruits are a good start. If you live near a Wegmans they label all their gluten-free stuff with a circle G which makes shopping easier. Go easy on the gluten free replacement foods for a little while and also drop dairy for a month or two as she will heal faster that way.

If you have favorite foods of hers that you want to know gluten statis on or want to make a gluten-free version just ask.

I hope she feels better soon.

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I posted a few days ago about my daughter being tested for celiac. Well, today, I recieved the results of her blood work. They told me that it came back "normal." I can't help but to be relieved yet disheartend at the same time. I just knew that we were on to something. Her symptoms were fitting celiac better than anything else that I had seen. I know that she could still have a gluten intolerence without having the disease itself. or at least I believe that's what I have gathered from this forum. I am going to put her on a gluten free diet and see how this all works out. I feel helpless. My daughter is in pain and this is the least I can do to try to figure this all out.

Okay, sorry about all that rambling, but now for my question: Any advice on where and how to start going gluten free? And am I right about her still being gluten intolerent without having celiac? Is that possible? or should I try to start seeking answers elsewhere?

I had negative blood work as well, but I had a doctor who followed his gut instinct (pun intended) and he did an endoscopie for me. Voila! Celiac. I'm going through the same thing with my kid. She is coming back negative, but she could be a silent celiac like me. Hang in there!

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thank you for your replies!! It's all so overwhelming. But, my entire family has made the decision to go gluten free with my youngest daughter. So we are going to be a large support system for each other! Thank you for all of your help, I'm sure I will be back many times, not only to read and get advice but to ask questions! :)

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thank you for your replies!! It's all so overwhelming. But, my entire family has made the decision to go gluten free with my youngest daughter. So we are going to be a large support system for each other! Thank you for all of your help, I'm sure I will be back many times, not only to read and get advice but to ask questions! :)

What a great family. It is wonderful that you have such a good support system. I hope she is feeling better soon and you may find the rest of the family healthier also.

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Sometimes we find that the wrong tests were ordered, what tests were done?

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"I can't help but to be relieved yet disheartend at the same time. I just knew that we were on to something. Her symptoms were fitting celiac better than anything else that I had seen."

Many Celiacs have negative blood and endoscopy.

My tTG IgA was barely positive...but with symptoms my Celiac Doctor went ahead with endo - major damage and celiac damage confirmed in all biopsies taken.

Meanwhile all of my kids have various symptoms that could be celiac -- all have had negative blood -- two kids and one grandkid have all had positive results from gluten-free diet. More recently I was tested for celiac genes - turns out I have a pair of DQ2 which means all of my offspring have the gene. They may never be diagnosed, but will likely remain gluten-free as minor glutenings have already proved the benefit to them.

Welcome and Good Luck to you!

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This may sound horrible, but I'm not sure what tests were done. I plan on getting the results from my doctor so I can see for myself what it all says....even if I won't be able to translate the jargon! I have a question about something though.....my daughter is now on day two of the gluten free diet....(almost free) yesterday, her babysitter was trying to fix her something that she could have for lunch...she was going through in her mind no buns, etc...then she remembered that she could have chicken...but had forgotten about the breading on the chicken nuggets that she gave my daughter....I went to pick her up and she had a bad migrain....I got her home and she vomitted. she is not sick. today she is fine...could this be from getting gluten? so soon after starting the diet, because I really didn't think that all of the gluten would be out of her system so soon...or maybe it's not and this was just an effect of having gluten?? does it make sense?

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This may sound horrible, but I'm not sure what tests were done. I plan on getting the results from my doctor so I can see for myself what it all says....even if I won't be able to translate the jargon! I have a question about something though.....my daughter is now on day two of the gluten free diet....(almost free) yesterday, her babysitter was trying to fix her something that she could have for lunch...she was going through in her mind no buns, etc...then she remembered that she could have chicken...but had forgotten about the breading on the chicken nuggets that she gave my daughter....I went to pick her up and she had a bad migrain....I got her home and she vomitted. she is not sick. today she is fine...could this be from getting gluten? so soon after starting the diet, because I really didn't think that all of the gluten would be out of her system so soon...or maybe it's not and this was just an effect of having gluten?? does it make sense?

Many people report weird reactions to all sorts of things when they are first on the diet. This is considered normal and indicates that things are healing up. Leter, you may see a more consistent pattern to reactions. If you wouldn't mind keeping us posted, I would be interested to know if other family members see any changes, particularly postive ones, from adopting the diet.

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I will definitely be keeping everyone posted. I'm hopeful that this will be what's going on with her, and it really can't harm the rest of us to try it out too! I'm on this forum as much as I can be trying to read up and find recipes, advice, etc. Thanks to you all who have been helping me along this new journey!!

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