Talk

Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have any medical concerns we suggest you consult your GP.

Coeliac disease and wheat intolerance

(3 Posts)
Ninabean17 Sun 09-Jul-17 22:17:00

I've been with my husband for over 8 years, married for almost 4.

I have coeliac disease and he's been amazing through my diagnosis and beyond.

I thought he 'got it'.

His dad has just been round and I overheard him try and explain it to him. He told him I was wheat intolerant. I called him on it and we've just had a proper row about it because he genuinely believes coeliac is an intolerance and not an autoimmune disease. I feel like my heart has just sunk a mile downwards. Am I being ridiculous feeling this way?

notte Tue 10-Oct-17 23:02:54

No you are not being ridiculous at all - but I think you should cut your husband some slack as he has been supportive overall.

I have it and to be brutally honest most people just don't get it at all.

I have given up trying to explain it to waiters.

I know it is frustrating - I find gluten dude worth reading when the whole thing gets me down.

Most people think it is an allergy.

Most people just don't get it.

I still have had family members and friends bring me food with gluten in it. I am sure they don't mean to cause me harm but I think it is a disease where you have to be careful all the time around food and if you husband gets it then that is a major support.

Msqueen33 Tue 10-Oct-17 23:07:32

Two dc with coeliac here. Some people don't get the seriousness of it and look at me like I'm crazy when I suggest a crumb could make them very very sick.

If he's been supportive overall maybe he thought it was the easiest way he could get it through to his dad.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now