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I got diagnosed3 months ago. How urgent is it to get them tested. 6 yr old is always hungry and very strong willed stubborn, not sure if it is moody. But her strong personality stands out. 7 yr old son reacts to sugar and food dye. He is hyper quite often and hungry a lot too. In my gut I think 6 yr old has it because of the extreme hunger and very strong personality, I don't know. Sometimes moody. She is always in a frenzy for the next thing to eat. She's been this way since age 3. Do I call the ped of an apt and discuss it with him? What is the urgency or can I wait? Not sure. I feel like I'm poisening them with bread since I don't know.

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I would get them tested as soon as possible. School physicals are due soon too. Parent guilt over the frustration of the situation would be over too. You can all go gluten free together. (You'll bond like you never imagined.)

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I had my two boys tested about a month after I was diagnosed and both were negative on blood work. Oldest boy(10.5) has been tested two more times. Youngest son(6.5) was tested again last Nov. (it was two yrs since his first test) and he had a positive Iga ttg. I declined a gi consult and scope on him. He has been gluten free since. Oldest son has consistently had negative blood work. His new allergist is highly suspect that he is still at least gluten intolerent. He feels strongly because of some of his past symptoms and his brother and I having celiac. He has a gi consult the end of this month and I and going to urge for them to do a scope/biopsy. Of course if it comes back positive then gluten free for good. If negative then I will trial him a good three months gluten free then challenge him. I strongly feel he needs to be gluten free.

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I heard from one of the top specialist in my city that parents should start screening their little ones by the age of 6.

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I just had my 18 & 6 year old boys tested. My 19 year old daughter has yet to test. Still waiting for results but I would definitely test the kids. Just my opinion.

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Considering that this disease attacks the intestine and can make kids feel very poorly, I would get your kids tested asap. My daughter is celiac disease and now I'm awaiting the boys results, they're 3 and 7 my daughter is 9. Both my hubby and I tested neg with bloodwork.

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My boys are extremely small. My 6 year old is shorter than a 3 year old. My 9 year old is the size of a 5 year old. Their ped scoffs at my insistence of celiac even though I have it. We are their only voice!!! Go for it

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My boys are extremely small. My 6 year old is shorter than a 3 year old. My 9 year old is the size of a 5 year old. Their ped scoffs at my insistence of celiac even though I have it. We are their only voice!!! Go for it

Gosh! I think I'd be finding a new doctor for my kids if I were you.

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