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Hi everyone. A little about me..I have Hashimoto's with hypothyroid symptoms. I know Hashi's can be directly linked with Celiac, but since I am the only one who has it what are the chances of my kids having celiac/gluten intolerance? I have not been tested, but eating gluten free...digestive symptoms have gone away, so I really think I have a problem with it.

My youngest son is having behavior problems, has for a long time now, he was diagnosed with speech apraxia at 18 months(his older brother has it so I knew what to look for) he has sensory issues, picky eater, doesnt' sleep well(bedtime is 8:00pm and he will still be awake at 9-9:30) and always wakes up in the middle of the night. He has had issues with constipation ever since he started baby food years ago and still now with regular food. He screams at times everyday. IF he drops something on the floor, he screams instead of just picking it up. He screams in the hall at school(though I don't think he does it everyday) He can't be in a regular kindergarten class because of his behavior and was just moved to another special ed class because of his behavior(forgot to add that he will often refuse to do his work/activities and not to mention social problems. His celiac panel came back negative, I"ll get the results in the mail.

I haven't had my oldest tested, he is extremely shy, often forgets to turn in homework, very disorganized, doesn't gain much weight no matter what he eats(weight is in the 60's and he's 13) and there is absolutely no fat on his body and he has issues with constipation too. He is extremely skinny! He has social skills problems too.

does this sound like any of your kids?? how did you get your spouse to get on board with having your kids eat gluten free to see if symptoms resolve even though there's a negative test result. any tips will be appreciated, any websites, or cookbooks for gluten free recipes, thanks!

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Hi everyone. A little about me..I have Hashimoto's with hypothyroid symptoms. I know Hashi's can be directly linked with Celiac, but since I am the only one who has it what are the chances of my kids having celiac/gluten intolerance? I have not been tested, but eating gluten free...digestive symptoms have gone away, so I really think I have a problem with it.

My youngest son is having behavior problems, has for a long time now, he was diagnosed with speech apraxia at 18 months(his older brother has it so I knew what to look for) he has sensory issues, picky eater, doesnt' sleep well(bedtime is 8:00pm and he will still be awake at 9-9:30) and always wakes up in the middle of the night. He has had issues with constipation ever since he started baby food years ago and still now with regular food. He screams at times everyday. IF he drops something on the floor, he screams instead of just picking it up. He screams in the hall at school(though I don't think he does it everyday) He can't be in a regular kindergarten class because of his behavior and was just moved to another special ed class because of his behavior(forgot to add that he will often refuse to do his work/activities and not to mention social problems. His celiac panel came back negative, I"ll get the results in the mail.

I haven't had my oldest tested, he is extremely shy, often forgets to turn in homework, very disorganized, doesn't gain much weight no matter what he eats(weight is in the 60's and he's 13) and there is absolutely no fat on his body and he has issues with constipation too. He is extremely skinny! He has social skills problems too.

does this sound like any of your kids?? how did you get your spouse to get on board with having your kids eat gluten free to see if symptoms resolve even though there's a negative test result. any tips will be appreciated, any websites, or cookbooks for gluten free recipes, thanks!

Your oldest sounds a bit like a combo of my son and I. You should definitely get him tested. He sounds very unwell. I'm sorry to say. That weight is very concerning and I know, I am very petite 5'1" and have had low weight problems due to health issues. I joke that I am the size of a 13 yr old but it's no joke, I'm the smaller side of 13. I had all kinds of memory and processing problems before gluten-free and organization and social skills problems can come along with that. There are various routes to explore before call it quits on a DX. Start with the usual antibodies and see. I was recently gene tested after 5 yrs gluten-free and no official dx and yup I have the gene. I didn't do it for myself but to help sort out things for my son. I took one for the team. The doc had more justification on me because of various health issues. My son is not obviously symtomatic. But now we have justification to possiblly get him gene tested. You can see my signature for our stats. and ask any ?'s that come up after reading it. My allergist is the one who is celiac disease knowledgeable and specializes in foods and asked me to get gene tested so that can be another resource if your primary/ped is not o board. We've got lots of food allergies on board as well and they can have unexpected consequences on a person's overall functioning.

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