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How Do I Enlighten Hubs To Emotional Problems
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First, I am sorry if this is on the site and I couldn't find it.

My DH has been very supportive of me going gluten free. He actually works at PF CHangs part time and knows about CC and knew a bit about the problems. Once I approached it as a potential problem, he was like 'I can see that...". However, I don't think he recognizes the emotional problems that can come from that. From me being glutened or me still recovering. I understand that is a much more difficult area to show. Emotional/personality changes are not something I initally thought of or recognized. However, I have done my research and understand a lot more now. He does not spend much time on the computer and is not research minded like I am. Does anyone have any tips of how I can bring up the topic and have some valid proof to back it up? He has never out right said that these problems are not valid, but he does appreciate valid sources.

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You can put him in a room of Celiacs on a gluten challenge???

Sorry, that wasn't funny...

I find the mental/emotional difference between me on gluten and off becomes more obvious every day. Sometimes I just blurt out "wow, if that would have happened 6 months ago I would have lost it" and hubs laughs and agrees.

My son wishes I was back on gluten, I think, because I am a bit more "aware" now and now I'm evidently pretty strict and mean (comparatively speaking).

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You can put him in a room of Celiacs on a gluten challenge???

Sorry, that wasn't funny...

Actually that was pretty funny :P

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Actually that was pretty funny :P

we'd all do each other in!

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the first thing you need to do is rename the issue

"emotional problem" is like telling men you have PMS. They have no idea. They can't "fix" it. And have no idea how to deal with it.

Tell us here on this forum how you feel about your gluten problems, gluten symptoms, gluten free issues and we might be able to help you with a loved one who doesn't understand.

I work with a way too many people that have their own opinions about "tolerance". To about 90% of them "A little bit is okay" because it is intolerance not allergy.

It is ignorant for us that have learnt so much more but to so many this is the norm.

Ask your DH how he would consider a serious nut allergy that involved epi=pen and explain that perhaps the reaction isn't life threatening, but the reaction is just as intense in other ways.

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we'd all do each other in!

Clue (Celiac Edition)

In the kitchen,

By all of them

With the loaf of bread

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I think it's hard to explain the mental issues because while you may know you're feeling bad inside, that may not be what you're showing to the outside world. For instance, right now I have horrible brain fog. But I cover it pretty well, so other people may not notice.

We usually don't link our symptoms to Celiac at first, so it's even harder for other people to. I'm making a point to tell DH stuff like that when I'm glutened. For instance, "Gosh, I'm so tired tonight. I know it's caused by being glutened last night." or "I hate having this gluten brain fog. I can't think straight."

On another subject entirely... Korwyn, the Clue game is too funny. I just get this visual of a group of people beating someone with a baugette. :P

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Clue (Celiac Edition)

In the kitchen,

By all of them

With the loaf of bread

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I just love your humour, Korwyn.

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

I just love your humour, Korwyn.

Can I quote you on that? Our kids will never believe me otherwise. :blink::rolleyes:

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Can I quote you on that? Our kids will never believe me otherwise. :blink::rolleyes:

Yep, you can tell them that I believe you are a certifiably funny guy :D

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Yep, you can tell them that I believe you are a certifiably funny guy :D

They'll start nodding in agreement as soon as they hear "certifiable". :o

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