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Member Since 27 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Aug 24 2004 08:05 AM

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Physiological Vs. Psychological

27 July 2004 - 11:33 AM

Hello everyone, this is my first post, so please forgive my level of understanding of Celiac Disease. I have a wonderful boyfriend who has had celiac disease for two years. I have never before heard of or dealt with the disease and am trying my very best to be supportive. I am very frustrated, however, about certain symptoms he displays. He's very disciplined with his diet and avoids anything with flour in it, no eggs, milk (lactose intolerant), sugar, the list goes on and on. Basically he can only eat meat, potatoes, and some vegetables. He still has symptoms, sometimes for unexplainable reasons. The physical symptoms include bloating, constipation, gas, being hot, extremely thirsty, swollen tongue, urinating very often and several others. These I can somewhat understand. It's the psychological symptoms I find difficult to believe. He says certain foods make him quiet, angry or irritable. I have no problem with most foods, but many things give me gas or make me feel bloated. Eggs, grits, cucumbers, etc. give me the physical symptoms he describes, but do not affect my overall "mood" as bad foods do with him. I feel guilty when I question his food-related moods, but it just seems so strange and hard to believe. Do other people with celiac disease suffer from these random mood swings based on food? Thank you in advance.

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