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  1. A positive is a positive. My son was only positive on the IgG tests and negative on all IgA tests (even though he was not deficient). I was the opposite. He has extensive intestinal damage. I had no damage at all. He had zero GI symptoms, I had mostly GI symptoms. We both have Celiac...
  2. You could also have NCGI (non Celiac gluten intolerance). Same symptoms, negative blood tests. Why not try eating gluten free and see if you improve. Give it time (6-8 weeks) and don't cheat. If you improve, you'll have your answer. Given the negative blood tests, it is not likely they...
  3. I was not diagnosed (nor did I have any symptoms) until my second pregnancy. At about 4 months, I developed GI symptoms, insomnia, etc. I just attributed it to being pregnant. The symptoms continued and new ones developed. Over 5 years, I saw doctors for various problems (neurologist for dizzy...
  4. Did the doctor diagnose you with anything? It sounds like diverticulitis. Usually treated with 10 days of antibiotics. Infection can improve, but if it isn't 100% cleared, it can flare up again. I just had a flare up that didn't improve after 10 days on meds. Ended up in the hospital for 5 days...
  5. We've tried them several times and each time, we get sick. It's a shame because we really liked having this easy option. Didn't Canada just rule that Cheerios CAN NO LONGER be labeled gluten-free there? We also stay away from other products that rely on some "system" to remove gluten (like...
  6. We love Vernors and bring it home when we visit Michigan. I hoard it in the basement for any stomach issues that pop up. My son and I (both Celiac) have never had a problem with it. Instead of gatoraide, consider coconut water to replenish fluids and electrolytes. Does a better job and no chemicals...
  7. I just had one done last week. I called the CT place in advance and the first person I spoke to didn't know the answer. She told me not to worry though, because I could have juice instead if needed. (This made no sense to me, but whatever). On the morning of my appointment, I called first and...
  8. The biopsy can only confirm Celiac, it can't rule it out. A negative biopsy does not mean she does not have Celiac . . . it only means damage was not found. Maybe there is no measurable damage (yet). Maybe it was missed. It does not mean no Celiac. Your daughter has a positive blood test...
  9. We just went to Legal for lunch today (near Aquarium) and I had a great conversation with the staff. I learned that ALL their fried foods are gluten-free because the recipe (chickpea flour) was so good, they were able to replace it for all the battered food so that they could eliminate the wait...
  10. We live in Boston. There are no 100% gluten free places, but there are a couple of places we feel very safe - my son is very sensitive and needs precautions taken to prevent cross contamination. When at MGH, we usually walk up the street to Whole Foods for a treat. Lunch or dinner at Legal Seafood...
  11. Looking for recommendations for places to eat with 2 in our group diagnosed with Celiac. My son is very sensitive, so we are looking for places that not only have gluten free menus, but are also trained to avoid cross contamination and other problems. There seems to be lots of places that say they...
  12. Things like this happen more often than you would think. I have this included in my son's 504 plan at school: "Staff will be aware of food “bullying” and notify administration and parents if it occurs or is reported. Reported incidents will be handled in accordance with the BPS Anti-bullying pol...
  13. I think what you are doing is great, however, you will not get the full experience because you will have no reaction when the waiter, menu, kitchen staff, manager, etc. is wrong. Our extended family is constantly rolling their eyes when we decline dinner invitations because they just don't get it...
  14. Our frustrations are pretty simple. We have 4 in the family, 2 diagnosed with celiac disease (10 year old and me, the mom). We live in Boston where we seem to have some choices for eating out. However, for the kid, he can go to several places and get a cheeseburger (99, 5 Napkin Burger, etc...
  15. Schar makes a little cheese cracker that is pretty good. Slightly larger than goldfish but similar in flavor. They are diamond shaped. We've only seen them (for a couple of years) at our Rite Aid pharmacy (weird) and even though our grocery store carries lots of Schar products, they don't carry...