Hi! I'm new here and looking for a little help. My daughter has been GF for nearly 6 years at this point. Between the ages of 3-5 she had some significant issues both mentally and physically that lead us down every road until I found that a food allergy might be the problem, through a process of elimination we found out very definitively it was Gluten. Her Pediatrician did not feel the need to test for it because her physical response was so dramatic. So we have just maintained a GF lifestyle for her and our family. Over the past year or so we have noticed that she is getting increasing more sensitive to cross contamination. Also, she has developed consistent motion sickness and it would now appear a sensitivity to dairy. This has all been in the last 3 months. Concerned I took her to her Pediatrician and we now are going to see the Gastroenterologist in a few weeks. My concern is that they will want to Gluten test her, even when we know that she can't have gluten. I am prepared to put my foot down about this, because the side effects are not mild for her. I wanted to see if anyone else had already been GF for a long time before going to see the Gastro and what types of test they asked for or what their experience was? Thanks for any information, sorry this is long, i just wanted to paint an accurate picture.
Thanks Pete. I will definitely check out the post on eggs. To your point, we have noticed an increased sensitivity in her over the years. At first it was just direct contact but then as she got a little older and as a family we went to a dedicated kitchen I noticed that when she was cross contaminated she because much more sensitive. She has never actually been tested for or thought to have CD. We have always just treated it as NCGS (non-celiac gluten sensitivity). I think that is also one of my worries that perhaps with age she is progressing into something else. Thanks again for your points.
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