171.Coeliac Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 7

coeliac in young children: from Louise on 2006-10-02

Hi my son was diagnosed last week with CD. He is only two and has been sick all his life and it has taken me two years to finally find out what is wrong. Now I am busy trying to learn about this new lifestyle. I am pleased to read some of you have had great results but like some of the others I am concerned. My son won't eat the bread. He cant drink any of the milk at this stage and is on prescribed formula which he wont drink. He can't live on just water. At this stage he is not allowed juices or other drinks...My daughter is also on a dairy free diet so I feel like I am preparing all these special meals which is very exhausting as I also work. Any tips for tasty meals, links to receipe sites, support groups etc would be appreciated. Have found CD NSW site on the net and emailed them today but any other ideas would be benefical.

Australian Coeliac Food: from william gibson on 2006-10-25

is all chocolate safe to eat if not which one is safe
thank you.

coeliac in young children: from teresa on 2007-02-01

hi badly in need of help my daughter whos six is plagued by feeling unwell and catching every thing going. feels sick most of the time and tired, got blood tests done two weeks ago for cd no results back yet is this symptonms of cd.

coeliac in young children: from Peter on 2007-02-01

Sometimes you just have to be patient. Only the child's doctor knows the full medical history and is in a position to make a diagnosis.

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Sarah Cohen on 2007-02-14

I was just diagnosed with Coeliac...my symptons were bloating and terrible gas...all the time, no matter what I ate. No weight loss, no anemia. I am also lactose interolerant...and I avoid all dairy and virtually everything that is packaged...it all seems to have some gluten in them...even if it is a small amount. How much gluten is OK - any? After reading on the web about this condition, I learned that even licorice, jelly beans and lipstick have gluten in them. In trying to replace the grocery items I feel I need in order to have a normal eating regimen, I find that they are tasteless. Have any ideas, or brand names of basic items that can be consumed that have some flavor and are not loaded with calories? I also read conflicting information about oats...one site said OK...another said NO. I am new at this and I have always eaten a healthy diet. How does one maintain a healthy balance of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients when you have to avoid so many foods? I was taking a calcium w/D supplement and found it had "starch" as an ingredient...I guess I need to find a new supplement without starch. This is a major life change...and I would like advice about meal planning...eating out (?)...and tolerances when gluten cannot be avoided. Thanks for your help...

Sarah

Re: Coeliac and wheat intollerance: from Peter on 2007-02-14

Sarah check out the top two links on the menu to the left:

http://www.peter-thomson.com/messageboard/coeliac-celiac/what_you_can_eat.htm

Re:coeliac: from Peter on 2007-02-25

Any medication should only be given on the advice of a medical doctor. You should discuss this with your doctor next time your son has a health check.

Infertility and Coeliac: from Laura B on 2007-03-06

If you have coeliac, it could block your uptake of B vitamins. Ask the doc to access your homocysteine levels which are associated with the types of problems you described. If you have high homocysteine take the activated form of folate, not just the regular sort and it should help.



Also, don't try to lose weight when getting pregant.



I just had a baby girl at age 44--no fertility treatments.



Good Luck!

Diagnosis of Coeliac condition: from hanban_21 on 2007-03-16

Hi all



I am hoping you may be able to give me some advice.



I have been uncomfortable with my "tummy" for about 2 years now and both my doc and myself put it down to IBS.



I have recently looked into Coeliacs and was wondering if this may be my problem.



I suffer with severe bloating and a gurgly tummy after most meals or even when I first wake up.



The last 2 days I have had a very red, blotchy itchy neck too.



I eat a normal diet at the mo, though I think pasta definitely makes my tummy worse the next day.



Hoping someone may be able to relate to these symptoms and advsie me.



Thanks all, I am 28 by the way, female.

Diagnosis of Coeliac condition: from Peter on 2007-03-16

You should definitely ask your doctor to do the tests for the coeliac condition - before you try a gluten-free diet. (The tests won't work if you have already put yourself onto a gluten-free diet)

The symptoms you describe certainly match those shown by many people with the coeliac condition - but there are other causes of similar symptoms.

Even if the tests come back negative it is worth trying a gluten-free diet for several months, but note that it must be completely gluten-free, and allow several months for your body to respond and heal. You should also discuss this with your doctor.