Monday, January 17, 2011

Celiac disease or Gluten intolerant

Looks pretty doesn't it.
Well not for my daughter, at least we think.
For the last several months my daughter has been having stomach pains. She will wake in the morning and the first thing out of her mouth is that her tummy hurts. It then progressed into her begging for snacks. She thought that food would make her feel didn't.
So last week I took her to the doctor where they ran a full spread of blood work. I was sure it was a food allergy or even Celiac disease.
For those of you who don't know what Celiac Disease...
From WebMD: Celiac disease is a problem with digesting gluten, a protein in foods like bread, crackers, and pasta, affecting the absorption of nutrients. Symptoms include gas and bloating, weight loss, and fatigue.

My daughter in the middle of it all. The bowl is for throwing up, just in case.

Well the tests came back showing that NOTHING was wrong! Well that is not right! Look at her, she is not okay.
So I did my own research and found that people can be Gluten Intolerant. That means she may not have celiac but she may as well, because she has the same pains.
So we are starting a Gluten Free Diet this week. We will try it for two weeks. If after that time she is still in pain I will take her to a GI doctor.
I would love to hear from you. Your ideas, thoughts, recipes and tips.

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