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Tests run for Celiac Disease today...

Thanks to all of you who responded to my post about 'poop and autism' the other day.  I had all but decided to go ahead with the GFCF diet when I really just felt uneasy about why his poop issues had been going on for so long.  I believe all the hype about GFCF and Autism being related, but it also seemed that there must be a physiological reason as well.  I ran across several blogs that confirmed that I had a valid concern - may it be lactose intolerance, dairy allergy, Celiac or something else...  the doc did feel that this is not normal & is worth running several tests to figure this thing out. 

They are doing a Celiac Panel, IgA, ESR, CRP, CBC, and stool samples.
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Re: Tests run for Celiac Disease today...

  • Good luck with everything!  I hope the tests all come back fine.

    Are they just running stool cultures?  I am just wondering.

  • No, all those other abbreviations are Blood tests.  Doc said that if everything comes back normal, they will send him to a GI specialist to further investigate.  He is not having issues with weight gain, but otherwise, she is concerned enough to thouroughly investigate.

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  • Hi again!  I just wanted to make sure you know that if your sons tests come back ok, the GFCF diet can still help.

    Jenny McCarthy has a new book out yesterday (Mother Warriors) and it talks about biomedicial intervention.  It's a great read and talks with 10 families about what they did to recover their children.
  • Oh yes, I think they just want to do some further investigation which wont be accurate if we go ahead with the GFCF first.  We also have some family members with some pretty awful GI issues & if we find something, it might be worth telling them so they can get tested too.
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  • Thanks for posting this.

    I was thinking about allergy testing before starting the GFCF diet too.  Now I will have it done.

    DS - June 2006 DD1 - November 2007 DD2 - August 2010
  • We had Tucker checked because my husband has celiac. Luckily, he doesn't have the gene.

    Regardless of if your child has CD or not, a gluten-free diet has been proven to help children with autism. There are a ton of articles about it on the internet.

    I know that it sounds totally overwhelming to have to live with a GF diet but once you have a good understanding of what your child (or DH!) can and cannot have, it becomes much easier.

    You can page me with any questions!

    Good luck!

    BabyFruit Ticker
  • Our family is gluten-free if you have any questions about it, please feel free to ask.
  • OMG... did I really post this over a week ago??? Where are the results??!!!!!
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