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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Yes, I would ask for the rest of the celiac panel (including the IgA deficiency test). Discuss this with your child's GI. He/She may be able to order for you. Share the CBC results too with him/her. I would want to know for sure before giving up gluten to support my child, but you need to determine what is best for you!
I am sorry too. I did not mean to imply that you have a sugar issue (though it may contribute to our obesity problem, but that is another debate). I do not think that is the cause of your symptoms. I brought it up because the American Academy of Pediatrics just issued this on juice for infants, toddlers and adolescents:
We all have unique intolerances. My kid can not drink orange juice beyond a 1/2 cup. That is about the equivalent of two oranges. Too much juice and she gets an allergic reaction -- itchy hives all over her body. Yet, she can eat two oranges in her lunch everyday -- just not a full cup of orange juice, processed or fresh. Me? I tolerate it just fine, if only I could tolerate garlic!!!!!!
i hope you feel better soon.
Hi and welcome
You've found a great community full of wise people who have experience successfully negotiating just the things you're going through. So that's some good news to start. Course there's people like me here too...
Take heart from the fact its very early days and you will have a lot of healing to come. Everyone slips up at first, don't beat yourself up, over time you get better at it, but mistakes will happen. Maybe in time you'll be able to reintroduce some of those other foods.
Yeah me too. Sadly not 26 anymore though.
Best of luck!