• Announcements

    • admin

      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


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About KimCrocker

  • Rank
    New Community Member

Contact Methods

  • AIM
  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Interests
    I am a parent of a Celiac so I am an avid reader on all things celiac. I also keep up with food intolerances because my daughter has plenty of them. I love tinkering on my computer and I homeschool. I am involved in my daughter's recreational activities as well. She keeps me quite busy, but I love it.
  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. My daughter would sleepwalk every night, sometimes 2 or 3 times. There are a lot of symptoms besides stomach pain and loose stools. Many of which are neurological. Absolutely, it can affect a child's sleeping habits. Kim Crocker gluten-free since 2002
  3. My, now 10 year old daughter, was a chronic grump for about 3 months. She didn't like the food. "It tastes funny," she would say. It takes a while for a child to adjust to something like this. It is a huge lifestyle change in your kitchen and in their mouth. They will eventually get used to it. Especially, when they really, really start feeling better. KimCrocker gluten-free since November 6, 2002
  4. Chelsea, my 9 year old, went from very dark and sticky to very pale (the color of a file folder comes to mind) and floaty. Celiac can make some really strange things come out of your body. We laugh about it now. Oh yeh, don't forget about the diarhea! Also, I think there are varying degrees of distention. Before we discovered Celiac, I just thought she had a chubby stomach and no back side. It's funny how we now talk about stools the way other people talk about the color of their shoes.
  5. First off, please forgive what this might look like when it posts. This is the first time I have posted to this new board. I am still learning how to use it. The old one was easier, but this one is really cool. I also denied the biopsy after a positive blood test. My daughter had been gluten free for a few months and had improved. Keep in mind there may be other intolerances present. It did take her about 4 months to start gaining weight. Chin up though, when it comes back, it really comes back. About 8 months after going gluten-free, she hit one serious growth spurt. She grew 3 inches and gained about 8 pounds over the course of a month. The important thing for you to do is study every aspect of the diet and learn about symptoms of other food intolerances as well. If it is celiac, she will improve. It can be very scary when you don't know what is going on with your child. You feel very helpless. You should still do whatever tests that your doctor recommends while the opportunity is present. It is so hard to get a doctor to see celiac at precisely the right moment. Take advantage of it. We, I mean she, is dairy free. We use Silk soy milk. She doesn't seem to have a problem with it. This doesn't mean that your daughter won't though. It is kind of a trial and error thing. I wish you the best of luck and will keep you in my thoughts.