Yeah, my mil had a similar reaction. She said something like, "yeah, he did have a lot of diarrhea as a kid, but then he just kinda stopped talking about it"... Before we got married my DH lived on sandwiches, pizza and beer.. No wonder he felt like crap all the time! He also struggles with anxiety and mood swings, which I highly suspect is related for years and years of him not digesting food properly. Intestinal health is related to mental health. Also, he's the only guy I know that lost 20lbs when he got married. He lost 10lbs just from eating healthier and another 10lbs when he went GF. He still eats a ton, just healthy, gf foods.
Isn't it funny? I guess we're more astute parents these days. I can't believe DH's parents never addressed the issue more. If my child was getting regular, intense migraines I'd try my hardest to make them stop. We discussed it while they were just visiting a few weeks ago and they seemed surprised that he even had headaches ever. Seriously? He was totally out of commission on a regular basis and they didn't think that was weird? Did they not hear him tell them he had headaches? Do they not remember the doc prescribing muscle relaxers? I was kind of shocked that they seemed surprised by it. Weird.