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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
What if my doctor won't listen to me?
An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners
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Ah yes... dry beans.
I am fortunate to live near a plant that only processes beans, pulses and rice (Western Rice Mills if you're on the west coast). I doubt that they test, but I would suspect that the biggest part of the risk with that type of food is in the plant where they pack them, as things like barley pearls and wheat berries are often sold as dried goods and would probably be done on the same lines. I would agree that dry beans could be problematic depending on source.
No, Armour has always been gluten free. The formulation changed a few years back and during the switch, there was a shortage. That has long since resolved. Forest Pharmaceuticals (manufacturer of Armour) was bought out by Activas in 2015. They increased the price! Now it is comparable to synthetic.
Imtried to find a good and reputable source about the history of thyroid replacement. Here is one link -- the story is pretty accurate, but the site is trying to sell you stuff.
If she is now at a public school, accommodations can be made for disabilities. Here is a link that explains a 504 plan and an IEP, but you will have to investigate based on your state.
i am not very knowledgeable about this subject, so I encourage you to contact your school district for help. Your doctor might be a good resource too.
You might consider homeschooling until she has been diagnosed and has received treatment. The Department of Education can direct you to homeschooling resources. There are lots of wonderful programs out there and you can get financial support.
I wish you all well!