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4/7/10 11:14 P

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Welcome to the team. I wish you and your family the best.

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4/7/10 8:18 P

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Welcome to the team.

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4/7/10 8:01 P

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I agree with the advice given by everyone else who has responded. I would also highly recommend a celiac disease support group. Have your husband go with you. It really helped my wife and I get through all the initial confusion of dealing with the disease.

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4/7/10 11:05 A

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It's hard for kids to go GF, but the tradeoff is worth it. You could tell your husband that you'll be a much sweeter wife if you don't hurt all the time. It's also possible that you'll find weight loss easier when you ditch the gluten.
If you have an Asian grocery store, you can get lots of different kinds of rice, and tapioca starch which is a good flour to have. You can also buy sorghum flour there. These two are a nice addition to rice flour.
Potato starch is pretty cheap; not potato flour. I started with mostly potatoes, and different rices, and fbrown rice noodles are not too costly. Just stir them often as they tend to clump. If they're in a casserole, they work well.
So, do a bit of flirting if you must. How romantic can you feel if you're bloated and miserable!
Good luck. BTW, check out all options. Don't know where you live, but if you have a Vitamin Cottage, they have the best prices! Look online for coupons, too.
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4/7/10 6:03 A

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Good Morning Lady Dice,

First - I would think your doctor would want you all tested because celiac disease can run in family. My medical pamphlets tell me it is especially common in those of scandanavian descent,.

Seems to me that there is more behind why your husband would be so upset or fussy as you put it about getting blood work and buying gluten free foods.

I suggest trying to open the lines of communication when the timing is right and help educate the whole family not only about celiac disease, but eating healthier in general.

I agree with what Jen has said. At this point trying not to make drastic changes in everyone else's diet makes sense, while ensuring your son is eating gluten free. I know it takes adjustment, but as more is known about the disease and it is becoming more prevelant, I have seen more popular items being labeled gluten free and hopefully prices will drop eventually.

In the meantime, we are here to support you. I will also be on the look-out for family ideas. One suggestion is if you bake - try making a gluten free goodie that all can eat and maybe that will see it will not affect their lives as much as perhaps they are or I should say your husband is anticipating. I make a betty crocker treat once a week that is gluten free. It is not cheap, but perhaps you could make it once a month.

Looking forward to an update.

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4/7/10 3:59 A

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Try making meals from scratch using fresh meat/veggies and fruit - all GF. For starch use rice, brown being better or beans, nuts etc.

I'd inform your hubby that if your son doesn't eat GF there will be more medical bills but if he eats GF he'll be healthy and not need to see the Dr as much. Same as the rest of you.

Sorry about the double posting. SP wigged when I hit enter so didn't think it posted.

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4/7/10 3:56 A

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Try making meals from scratch using fresh meat/veggies and fruit - all GF. For starch use rice, brown being better or beans, nuts etc.

I'd inform your hubby that if your son doesn't eat GF there will be more medical bills but if he eats GF he'll be healthy and not need to see the Dr as much. Same as the rest of you.

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4/7/10 3:32 A

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My son who is 10 was just recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. He is strict Gluten Free and Wheat free.

Now that we know that his Gastro Doc wants me and my other 2 kids to get a blood panel. I do not know why but I know that wheat products have hurt my stomach for years but never thought to get it checked out.

I have alot of symptoms that my youngest has...the gas, bloating, either constipation/diarrhea, fatigue, restlessness...

OK the thing is that I am remarried now. Been remarried for like 6 years now. He is not my 3 kids dad but he put them on his insurance. He is fussing about my youngest having this and does not like me getting him the GF foods that he needs. And now he is fussing so bad about me and the other 2 having to get the blood panels.

How do I feed my son "on the cheap"??
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