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  1. Never got a definitive celiac answer ... 6 yr old has been gluten-free for almost 3 years now. Along with his GI, we decided to test him out on gluten for 2 months and then do blood work and scope him. He had a gluten lunch for the 1st time in almost 3 years. Two hours later, vomited for almost 2 hours. Now has tummy ache but not nauseated anymore. Dr. thought it seemed to quick and too harsh of a reaction. What do you think? What's your experience?
  2. Aw ... thanks! It means a lot to talk to other parents! Dr. said 2 months should be long enough to get a result on biopsy ... I thought it was 6 months.
  3. Thanks everyone. We decided to try it one more time since he recovered within a few hours and we wanted to make sure it wasn't just nerves. So far, he's handled it perfectly fine. I'm so uncomfortable doing this test with him but I feel like I should for his sake. I mean I guess he has a right to a normal life ... it's just after 3 years of gluten-free, this feels not good with me.
  4. Well, I guess we won't make it the 2 months. 2 hours after he ate his first meal of gluten, he was throwing up.
  5. Hi! My son's GI ( a new one) wants to test for Celiac again since he was never tested besides during his colonoscopy ... but tests were inconclusive. He does test + genetically (my husband has it) BUT he also has Crohn's disease. So, Dr. really wants to make a definitive testing during his next scope in October. He wants me to give my son (6) gluten for the next 2 months and then he will take another biopsy. Is 2 months long enough to get any results blood wise and scope wise? He said that if he does start to show symptoms, he'll scope him immediately, so we can put him back on diet. He's actually a REALLY good Dr and he's spent sooooo much time with us and REALLY wants to give us 100% answers so we can move on. So.... 2 months .... long enough?
  6. I totally agree with you. We plan on staying gluten free regardless of what the rest says. It's more to see if he will test + for it. If he does, then that will give us a different perspective on whether or not he has the Crohn's too (which is rare to have both ... 1 in 150,000) ... not sure if any of this makes sense. I was just curious if 2 months would be long enough to show up in the intestines ... I know it may not take that long ....
  7. Hi! Both my husband and son were diagnosed with Celiac disease almost 3 years ago. Since then, our house has been gluten-free. I haven't personally touched gluten since the dx either. I feel like I'm having such a HUGE struggle with the emotional issues from the disease. I feel sorry for us and I know that's not healthy. I get angry and frustrated with it. For example, our entire family is going on vacation to a beach house with my inlaws. There will be 3 other kiddos there that are celiac free. It hurts me deeply when they all go out to dinner and we have to stay behind and cook and clean up. I know that I can't expect them to stay and eat with us ... heck, then I have to cook for 7 more people ... but it's just such a separation and I'm just SOOO sensitive to this. It depresses me. It makes me mad that they can go enjoy themselves and we're stuck cooking and cleaning. They get to take their kids out to the local ice cream shop for cones and we have to stay behind. It just SUCKS and I WANT to be able to let it go and have fun but I'm struggling. Advice? Will this feeling ever go away???
  8. Ladycates

    Need Emotional Support/help!

    Thanks guys! If it were just me and the hubby, that'd be easy! But I have a 6 and 2 year old, both, who will need to be fed more than a salad after a long day of playing at the beach. Eating at places that are gluten-free are much pricier than the usual places ... so that's a factor, too. I'd just like to be able to deal with it emotionally and just move on. I'm just so sensitive about it all.
  9. I've been thinking of starting my 5 year old on Juice Plus to gear up for flu season -- any added fruits and veggies in his diet are a good thing ... doesn't eat many veggies!!! THey said they test their product regularly and are always below the FDA limit of 20 parts per million, so they're labeled gluten-free. My question ... I'm not familiar with all the testing and degrees of gluten, etc. So, I'm not sure what to think. I certainly don't want to take a risk w/ my son but I'm not sure if this is the case for most gluten-free products? Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks in advance!!!
  10. Yes, I could NOT agree more with you. If I didn't have such a picky eater, all these ideas would work due to the fact that I've actually tried all of them before. He also has Crohn's disease, so he has eating issues all together ... doesn't like to eat very much, extremely picky, etc. He's suffered w/ tummy pain for a few years ... it's finally getting a little better. I'm just looking to boost him immune system however I can because of his Crohn's, the meds he is on, which deplete his system and the the fact that he just started Kindergarten. I wish I could get him to drink juiced products, smoothies and to eat chicken soup ... it just hasn't happened for years and I don't foresee it happening but of course, I'll continue to try.
  11. Is this stuff gluten-free? I know it's not healthy but someone gave me a box of it and I'd rather use it than throw it away BUT only if it's safe. Anyone know?
  12. Thank you so much for passing this information onto me!
  13. Hi! What gluten-free sunblock do you use for your kids? I have California Baby right now but it's so expensive. $12 for a small thing of it! I'd like a cheaper alternative to keep in my diaper bag!
  14. Thank you! I'll give the neutrogena a shot!
  15. Does Avon have a current gluten-free list? I'm looking for a skin care system. Wash, toner, cream, eye cream, etc. I've been using the Arbonne Intelligence system but the actual wash isn't on their gluten-free list, just the toner & creams are. (I saw on Delphi, their list of Avon products- there were TONS TONS TONS- could this be true? Even their mascara and lipstick?!!!) Thanks! :-)
  16. I want to be able to kiss my son without worrying about whether or not my lipstick has gluten in it. Does anyone know of any gluten free lipsticks out there?
  17. Hi! Myself & my Celiac 4 year old son both have strep... icky, sore tummies & want some quick soup. I can't get up & cook all afternoon. Are there any store bough- gluten free (dairy free would be great, too) canned soups? Campbells? Progresso? ANYTHING?!?!!! Thanks!
  18. I see that a lot of Celiac patients are obviously GLUTEN free but now I see that a lot of people are CASEIN free. Is that the norm? We're pretty new to this and I obviously want to do what's healthiest/best for my family.
  19. The only A.R.B.ONNE stuff that is gluten free is their diaper rash cream and their baby oil, everything else contains a gluten ingredient. California Baby is greeat!! I also use "Earth Mama, Angel Baby" because is smells amazing and is so wonderful to use. The soap is a nice foam with a pump dispenser! Love it on my new little babe!
  20. My son & husband were just diagnosed with Celiacs a few weeks ago. I'm reading & learning but having to do so in a hurry... I'm pregnant and due in a week. I have no energy & need to send loved ones to the stores for me. I just have a few questions that I was hoping someone could help me with. I'm great at doing research but I'm sure you know... LOTS to do at once. *Which brands of ice creams are gluten free? *What about juices? I'm trying to think of quick things I can let me son grab out of the cupboard- capri suns, boxed juice? *I read that Coke was gluten free. What about pepsi? And also, I need to watch out for things that say "natural flavor", correct? Thanks for any quick, easy help you can offer right now. I just want to have him ready for when I go into the hospital. Oh... and I should add... we are a SUPER healthy family, so don't let my juice, coke & ice cream scare you. ;-)
  21. Thank you and NO, you're not out of line. I plan on nursing this baby (as I did my son for 2.5 years) & I plan on being gluten free, as well. Our whole house is gluten free right now & I plan on it staying that way. I have no intentions on giving this newborn any gluten. I did read however, that at 1 year old we should give the baby gluten for 6 months and then test to see if he has it as well. Have you heard of this?
  22. My 3 year old son & hubby were just diagnosed a few weeks ago with Celiacs... so I'm just starting out. I wanted to make some fudge & saw all the great recipes in the post a few below mine... but I was curious if all the chocolate chips that I can get at the store are gluten free? nestle? Same with the marshmallows & the marshmallow creme? Thanks for any help you can give me. I wanted to make some ASAP to give them some special treats tonight & tomorrow! I'm 9 months pregnant so a lot of baking is out of the question right now... fudge is simple! Thank you! :-)
  23. Are all of these ingredients gluten free? The marshmallow creme & nestle chocolate chips are OK? I'm REALLY new to this & wanted to make some fudge today but most manufacturers are closed for me to call. Let me know! Thank you! :-)