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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. This topic came up somewhere else I had posted. Did anyone notice that their child started having trouble sleeping after you went gluten-free? If so, how long did it last? Our son has been waking up much earlier since we went gluten-free and we're into our 4th week. It's not a good thing either as his behavior is reflecting it.
  2. africanqueen... No, I haven't tried them yet, but talked to a few that have and they say they're delicious! kareng... LOL. No, far from it. We're in New Brunswick, Canada! My husband is a huge football fan, and started cheering for the Chiefs back in the Montana days. He's stuck with them ever since. We flew out to KC for a game several years back - LOVED the city, beautiful architecture, the statues, fountains. Can't wait to go back.
  3. kareng... I just noticed your picture!!! We're HUGE Chiefs fans here!!!
  4. Unreal Chocolates. They make the "real" equivalent of Smarties, Peanut M&Ms, Snickers, Mars and Peanut Butter Cups. Amazon and Vitacost carry them, as well as some other places I believe.
  5. Well, I got ahold of the company, and it's what PP said ^^ they have a plant that manufacture's wheat products as well, so there could be trace airborne amounts. They do batch samplings however, and have never tested higher than 5 parts per million, and the threshold for the legal label of gluten free is 20 parts per million. For that, I'll admit, I'm tempted to try the stuff. It'd be so nice to have good chocolate candy that are GMO, preservative, artificial color, flavors etc... free.
  6. I was looking at chocolates for the kids Christmas stockings. Now, the ingredients are: Milk chocolate (chocolate, skim milk, cane sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, organic blue agave, inulin, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), cane sugar, calcium carbonate, colored with purple cabbage juice, beetroot juice, annatto extract, turmeric extract) gum arabic, vanilla extract, carnauba wax & beeswax So, no flour that I can see. However, on the packaging it does say "May Contain Wheat". So, would they be okay, or should we not get them on the chance, that there was cross-contamination?
  7. I came across something that said I would have to replace our toasted, baking stones etc... Is that true?
  8. Is it common for behavior to get worse initially when you switch to gluten-free?
  9. Once you went gluten-free, I'm wondering how long it was until you saw consistent improvements in the areas of: sleep? bowel habits (specifically chronic constipation, floating stool and mucusy stool) behaviors sensory issues gassiness
  10. So, while researching the gluten-free diet, we just decided to go gluten-free for a few days, to see if we could actually "do" it, while researching it and seeing if we wanted to try it. My children have not had any gluten since Monday morning. And... I think we're seeing improvements! For my son - he has been noticeably less gassy, and I haven't seen his ears turn red, once. He's also been easier to transition. For my daughter - two nights in a row now she has gone to sleep without her Melatonin, and last night she slept clear through until 5:30!!! Is it possible to start seeing improvements that soon, or is it a fluke?
  11. nvsmom - We homeschool too! We're in New Brunswick, it wouldn't be a problem to get provisions for a celiac diet if they were to enter the public school system. It'd be far harder to get provisions for services for my son's sensory issues or my daughter's ASD.
  12. ^^We live in Canada. We only see a GP. In order to see a ped gastro we would have to be referred to a ped, which would take at least 2 months. Then we would have to have the ped refer us to a ped gastro, which would take another 2-3 months. The nearest ped gastro is 7 hours from home at the children's hospital. Now, the ped would probably order some tests, however, the wait time is normally 1 month for blood work, and would be probably 3+ months for any sort of scope. So, we'd be looking at another 3-6 months for testing, then tack on another month for results. So, is it worth waiting?
  13. They already tested our daughter this summer and it was negative. Our doctor won't test again for another year. And, if we do the gluten-free diet and it works, do we really NEED to know that it's celiac?
  14. Thanks for the input everyone. So at the end of the day, it sounds like there's reason to suspect gluten right? So... I think I would like to try the gluten-free diet before seeing the doctor again, so then I can tell our doctor look we tried this it helped, or it didn't help, so let's look further. What is the best way to start? For those who noticed improvements, how long did it take to see them - especially with sleep!!!
  15. I was wondering if you could share some of the most common (and uncommon) sources of gluten that you've found?