Hi all, this is quite a sensitive issue but I just wanted to speak up about it to see if anyone else had any similar problems. When I was diagnosed with WG, I actually started to have a lot of problems with food. Partly because of the steroids and having such a great fear that I would gain weight, I was 17 at the time so I was really self conscious about it. Also I think because the illness, when it starts can often change a lot of things, I was at college and I was very sociable and I felt as if I had lost a lot of that so I became very depressed. I think this is where I started having a lot of issues with food and losing a great deal of weight to try and regain some control in my life when everything else was out of control. I am much better now but it got me thinking how important it is for doctors and others in the medical profession to not only support and treat the physical symptoms of chronic illness but also some of the psychological issues that can also occur. It can be a very isolating and lonely illness and these 'side effects' can be just as bad as the physical ones. I also feel that it is just as important to treat these psychological issues as it is the physical ones, I believe feeling well in ourselves 'mentally' can sometimes help the healing process for the physical symptoms. Anyway, it's a bit of a sensitive subject but I just wanted to see if anyone else had anything similar.