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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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My daughter has just had a blood test to see if she has this.  Anyone else been down this path before?

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I have no personal experience with William's Syndrome.  I am on a search for answers for my daughter's issues.  (kind of a "research junkie" way of dealing with things)  She has been diagnosed with Celiac since she was 16 months old, Eosinophilic Esophagitis when she was 6, vitamin D defiency &precocious puberty at 10 (now), and I'm not sure if doctors are just missing something.

 

In the experience that I have gained from dealing with "surprise" your child has this (?) lifelong disease, I have learned it is better to have the truth.  Get the diagnoses so you can help your child live her life to the fullest.  The average descrption of a William's Syndrome person, sounds like a delightful person to be with!!!!  (My personal opinion ~ not everyone needs to have the IQ of Einstein to learn the true lessons of life.  It really is love.)  You will have different challenges to face, but you will do the best you can through it.  (I read your other post and you are a survivor and strong willed.  If anyone can handle the challenges of being a mother you can!)

 

((HUGS))

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She was diagnosed with a learning disability, she has a heart condition, Autism, bladder problems, pretty much most of what's on that list for WS but it's all been getting treated individually.  It might be that she doesn't have it, and the symptoms are unrelated.  Either way, the treatment and help she's getting won't change, it will just make it easier to write one thing on the school enrollment form than a list of everything.  Thanks.  We all do what we need to do to get by, and as mothers we have to keep going :)

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