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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Yeah, we discussed that with our Gastro. With Joshwa, we have seen only benefits from it. I guess it's a personal thing. It's not recommended because the studies haven't been done. Our Gastro recommends it to all her kids with various stomach and GI issues and has for years with no ill effects.
  2. Hi! I just recently found this board and I'm so jazzed to have it! What has helped my 2 year old is aloe vera juice from Walmart. You can buy it pure there. I mix it with his juice (usually apple) and it really calms down his tummy when he's having reactions.
  3. Wow, that is so awesome. Thank you for that. It really made perfect sense to me. You have quite a story. I'm sure that I'll pick your brain more often! Thanks again, Jessie
  4. Thanks everyone for all the kind thoughts and words. I'm doing a little bit better today. It's just so hard to think about the bad stuff. I'm arming myself with education and going from there. Taking it one step at a time, you know?
  5. We got the blood tests back on my 21 month old baby boy on Friday and his Gliadin IgA was 51.1 (normal range being <25). We meet with the Ped Gastorenterologist (SP?) on next Tuesday but for now we are considering him to be Celiac. I don't know if we will do the biopsy or not. He has already had 3 surgeries, been hospitalized 4 times and had more blood draws than I can count. He is so incredibly traumatized. I just don't know. I already got the Kids with Celiac book and I've been reading it. I've written a letter to give to all of the adults who help with Joshwa and just those that love him to explain what he can and can't have. I have this happy persona on that I'm so glad that we have a reason, it's only diet, no drugs or anything, blah blah blah blah blah. I'm so heartbroken. At first, I was happy. I did think all those things. Now I can't stop thinking about the loss. My husband was trying to make light of the subject yesterday (as husband's often do) and joked that on Joshwa's first date he'll take the girl to the restaurant, have her order off the menu and will have brought his own food. That just crushed me. The fact that he can't lick an envelope (not that it's the funnest thing ever), for some reason, devistates me. What's wrong with me? Why can't I look at the positive about this? Are these normal feelings or am I just losing it? -Jessie
  6. Hi, We think that my 21 month old son has celiac disease and I'm confused as to what blood tests to ask to be run. He did have his immune system tested last May (for other reasons) and there were abnormalities there. His IgA was 46 (normal range 87-474) as was his IgG which was 434 (normal range 681-1648). I live in an area that is notoriously difficult for diagnosis for anything outside mainstream. My son has not grown since October, in either weight or length and I'm so tired of him being sick all the time! I'm almost hoping that he does have celiac disease because at least it's fixable! The other options are too scary to think about. Can you please tell me what the Immune tests would show with a positive celiac disease? TIA Jessie
  7. Hi, First off, my name is Jessie and I just found the website tonight. I am very confused! I have a 21 month old son who has had serious health issues for about the last year. Starting with Upper Respitory infections, horrible diahhrea, 2 bouts of pneumonia, Benign Transient Hyperphosphatasemia, IgA deficient, IgG too active, etc etc etc. About a month ago he developed an AMAZING appetite. He eats more than his daddy! He looked like he was getting skinnier to me so on Friday we went and had him weighed. His growth had started to slow down when he started getting sick but he hasn't grown any longer or gained any weight since October. We are running stool cultures and have a followup appointment with his Ped to discuss those results and what might be going on. I work at a medical clinic and one of my nurse practitioners suggested Celiac to me. After reading a little bit about it, it just sounds like Joshwa. EVERYTHING sounds like him. My BIL has Chrone's disease so is that a first degree relative? My poor baby has had so much testing done in his life that he cries when someone comes at him with a stethoscope. I don't think that we're willing to do a biopsy at this point. Does anyone have any suggestions for non-invasive testing? If you've read this far, thank you. I appreciate any help that you could throw my way. I promise that I won't be this long winded all the time!