Sarah - posted on 06/19/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My name is Sarah, and I have been a celiac for 6 years. I have two boys, ages 8 and 2 that do not have the disease yet. I may have been born with the genes for this disease, but showed no signs or symptoms until after giving birth to my first son. My reactions include GI and severe allergic reactions. I have been hospitalized a few times, I swell up like a balloon and my throat closes. I don't know very many who are not able to touch gluten. I have to carry an epi pen at all times. Celiac disease is different for everybody. I am hoping that my boys will never contract the disease, but there is a 1 in 10 chance they will. I would love to hear any words of wisdom from anyone with this disease that affects so many now.