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  1. My son was 2.5 when tested and his ttg came back just fine showing he was positive for celiac. He was only sick for about 4 months when we tested him (throwing up, diarrhea, constant stomach aches). His genetic test came back positive and we avoided scoping him at all. He got his positive celiac...
  2. When my son was diagnosed we decided to make our house completely gluten free because of his age (2) and the age of his siblings (4,6). That meant cleaning our whole kitchen inside and out, top to bottom. I was baffled and overwhelmed. I was desperately searching the Internet for help when I ran...
  3. I posted about this exact topic a few weeks ago!! I don’t think I post in the right subtopic because I rarely get answers. So I’m so happy you asked about this!! I too question things made in a facility that processes wheat/gluten. I’ve contacted a few companies about specific products, but I’d b...
  4. Annie’s brand cheese in the gluten-free boxed Mac and cheese is pretty good. We buy that, throw out the gross rice noodles and substitute barilla gluten-free elbows. My kids love it. Maybe they have that in Canada?
  5. Hershey’s butterscotch chips are gluten free. We use those instead of nestles
  6. I have called or emailed companies in the past and feel comfortable doing that. I guess I’m wondering, in general, how experienced celiacs deal with gluten free items manufactured in facilities with shared equipment? Are you saying call them all? I’m happy to stick with that if it’s the safest optio...
  7. We have been completely gluten free in our home for the past 2.5 years since my son was diagnosed with celiac. We have been super strict about what foods he can eat, and haven't taken any "risks" with him with questionable items. I'd like some advice from the more experienced people on this site...
  8. Solid plan to have her vitamin d, calcium and iron levels checked! It’s not uncommon for teenage girls to be low in iron (mild anemia) even without celiac.
  9. Love canyon bake house bagels. We eat mainly Glutino white sandwich bread (4 young kids) because it seems most like regular white bread in texture and taste. We also like schar bread because it doesn’t need to be frozen and can sit in the pantry.
  10. Gluten proteins can be transferred through breast milk, so you are correct not consuming gluten yourself while nursing. We are completely gluten free in our home. I have a thirteen month old who is still nursing and only has two teeth as well. She eats everything we eat. We do a lot of steamed veggies...
  11. Another route to take could be genetic testing. If he has the gene that could push them to test further to see if he’s actually triggered the celiac, and if he doesn’t have the gene celiac is ruled out and you can pursue other reasons for his condition. It’s not cheap though so keep that in mind ...
  12. My son’s GI said his high antibody levels with a positive genetic test were sufficient for the formal celiac diagnosis without a biopsy. We went that route and were happy to be able to immediately go gluten free. We noticed such improvement so quickly. I think you need to get the blood test (full p...
  13. Our son was diagnosed with celiac and we were told to have all first degree relatives tested as well. No one else currently has celiac, but we also did genetic testing and found that two siblings and his dad all have the gene. Therefore it came through the dad's side. I've personally never heard...
  14. Bring your own food is my advice. I don’t think the host will be offended if you explain you have an autoimmune disease and must avoid certain foods. Profusely thank her for the invitation, gush about her house, gloss over the food stuff like it’s no big deal and move on doing what you need to to ...
  15. My two year old had a ttg level of 301 when he was diagnosed. His gi dr said a positive genetic test with those high numbers was sufficient to confirm it was celiac without doing the biopsy. We went that route so that we could start him on a gluten free diet immediately. THe genetic test is expensive...