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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. My 10 year old was diagnosed with benign tremors at 2 years old. Very uncoordinated, balance issues. Diagnosed later with hypotonia. Pretty much unable to button buttons, tie shoes, etc. He has had every neurological test done, nerve conduction, muscle tests, MRI, with no conclusion as to why. He has physical therapy and occupational therapy 2 a week, for the last 3 years. This year he showed no improvement, endurance would not increase, in fact it was worse. He also became very fatigued very quickly. After a little research, I came across gluten intolerance. While researching I found many other symptoms, including bumps on the back of arms, dry scalp, distended belly, rash, tooth enamel problems, even tics, and etc. He exhibited all of them. He is not the child that is underweight or has a lot of stomach issues. To many he looks very healthy, however when you see your child struggling you know. We went to our pediatrician and asked to be tested for Celiac disease, he assured me that he didn't have it, however it was a simple blood test, so he ordered it. It came back positive for Celiac disease. We have been waiting 2 months for a GI appt to confirm. So the mom in me has researched and researched finding that ataxia may be involved with my son. I know it is rare in children, however he exhibits many of the traits. My question is, has anyone else encountered these symptoms with their child? If so, does a gluten free diet help these symptoms? Like I said we are new to all this, just trying to get information before our GI appt. Thanks in advance!