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#1 NoGlutenCooties

 
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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:59 AM

Sorry if this is TMI and gross.  But if I can't ask you guys, who can I ask?

I've been gluten-free for 2 months.  And my poop still floats.  Isn't it supposed to sink?  Am I just expecting too much too soon?

 

Normal color, normal consistency, normal size, normal intervals (one to three times daily).  No noticeable undigested food - except for the occasional nut that I didn't chew well enough.

 

I eat insanely healthy - no junk food, very little processed food, tons of veggies.  I do still eat some dairy but that's never been a problem for me.  I take a probiotic and digestive enzymes.  I get good fats (fish, flax, and borage oil capsules (all together in one), a little butter now and then, olive oil) - but no bad fats that I know of.

 

 

Edit:  I do eat ranch salad-dressing on my salad everyday, which I would consider to be a bad fat.  Forgot about that.  (Yes, it is definitely gluten-free.)


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#2 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:08 AM

IMHO (and sadly,  I confess I know a lot about poop!) your "product"  sound perfectly normal to me.

 

Floating poop is not a sign of any problem that I know of, so CONGRATS! 

 

(now if you had steatorrhea, then you'd have a problem.)

 

Keep up the good work! :)


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#3 NoGlutenCooties

 
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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:17 AM

Thanks IH.  I was assuming that floating meant there was still too much (undigested) fat in it.


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:08 PM

might be all the good fats. But if everything else looks normal, no problem!

 

I've got the other kind of floaters too.


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:30 PM

 

 

I've got the other kind of floaters too.

 

 

me too...hate them... argh!


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 01:16 PM

check you dig. enzymes, make sure they cover fats.  good luck


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:19 PM

check you dig. enzymes, make sure they cover fats.  good luck

 

Excellent suggestion!  I checked and it does have Lipase.


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:58 PM

Excellent suggestion!  I checked and it does have Lipase.

do you take it with each fat containing meal?


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

do you take it with each fat containing meal?

 

I don't take it with snacks (nuts, yogurt, etc.) but with any sizeable meal, yes.  And I take it in the morning when I take all of my vitamins - including the fish/flax/borage (Omega 3-6-9) capsules.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:18 AM

I don't take it with snacks (nuts, yogurt, etc.) but with any sizeable meal, yes.  And I take it in the morning when I take all of my vitamins - including the fish/flax/borage (Omega 3-6-9) capsules.

 

You need to take the DE each time you eat. They are not stored in the body, so taking them in the morning won't help at all with your evening meal.

 

You also need to "up" or "down" the dose relative to the meal. E.g. I eat 5 meals a day. I take 2 with each of the 4 smaller meals and 4 with my main meal. You will need to find what works for you (It's not necessarily what works for me!). You will know if you have taken too many because it will cause heartburn/indigestion.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 09:23 AM

me too...hate them... argh!



Throw me into the eye floater boat too. They are the worst! According to my eye dr I am a bit young to have them so it must be celiac related. My tissue is actually starting to detach hoping it gets better not worse
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 09:25 AM

I've been gluten free for almost 5 months and mine are just now starting to sink. I still have trouble digesting fats. I should probably start the enzymes as well
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:00 AM

Honestly, guys, I sometimes have floaters--it's not always bad....sometimes, it's a sign of good fiber!

 

I mean, who says they have to sink?  :lol:

 

Seriously, I have read a lot about poop (never thought I'd type THOSE words lol) 

and the last book I read about GI health said floaters were not necessarily a bad thing,

especially if the color, texture, size, frequency and ease of expulsion is okay..

 

(omg, we have the damnest convos on here!.) 

 

and I never really wanted to know all this crap, but I do. do. 

 

(yeah, I said it. ) lol


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“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:12 AM

PS The two most common causes of floating stools are excess gas and malabsorption of nutrients.

 

so, it is entirely possible that Coots is still in recovery stage and so, she needs to take the enzymes. 

 

I guess I am trying to say, please do not worry too much! 


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:36 AM

 

(omg, we have the damnest convos on here!.) 

 

and I never really wanted to know all this crap, but I do. do. 

 

(yeah, I said it. ) lol

lolz - who else wants to hear you had a great poop morning - i swear sometimes i just want to tell somebody!  it's been a long and sh*tty trip to get to good doodyville!!  :D

 

"top o'the doodymornin' to ya, and how's the poop today"  hahahahahahaaa!  :lol:


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