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#1 Canadian Karen

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 12:32 PM

For celiacs with diarrhea, what is it that you found works for you in helping you "bind" up.....

Thanks for any input....

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Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism
endometriosis (at age 20)
spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.
Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

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Rhiannon 8 yrs
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#2 judy04

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 05:12 PM

Hi Karen,

Last summer when I was having really bad diarrhea. My GI doc
recommended fiber pills. I take Citracel which is gluten-free (pills).He
explained that it works for both diarrhea and constipation by
forming a gel that moves thru your bowels resulting in normal
bowel movements.

I also try to avoid heavy fruit juice or fruit with skin unless it
is cooked. I start the day with fiber pills and soluble fiber such
as banana or applesauce. This has lessened the cramping,
and I no longer have diarrhea.
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Posted 05 August 2004 - 05:44 PM

I find that Immodium, for me, is too harsh. Eventually I "explode" :o . It is very painful. One trick I learned from the IBS board is to take half a caltrate-d calcium pill with every meal. Calcium is naturally constipating and caltrate is one that does not add as much magnesium which is a laxative(they add it to counteract the constipating effects of calcium). Besides if you are dairy free you may need extra calcium.
Oh wait, I did not check to see if it is gluten free. Maybe check with a pharmacist to see which brands don't have as much magnesium and are gluten free.

I also followed the suggestions of some on the board and follow a low residue diet when I am very ill.

I hope this helps!
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 09:24 AM

I tend to go the other way (constipation), so often consider magnesium for that. But I too was going to suggest calcium (without magnesium).

(BTW, if you're taking calcium for a health supplement (bone health), you DO want sufficient magnesium AND vit D along with it. CitriCal actually does not have enough magnesium! But it's certainly better than a lot of other supplements out there!)
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 10:58 AM

Thanks guys!!!

Is CitriCal available at most drug stores? Or can you get it at a health food store.......

I did pick up a calcium supplement, but I believe it is the calcium with magnesium one... the last thing I want to do is ingest ANYTHING remotely similar to a laxative!!! I would rather get one without the magnesium to increase my chances of actually "binding"........

Thanks!
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positive bloodwork, positive biopsy
Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism
endometriosis (at age 20)
spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.
Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs
Rhiannon 8 yrs
Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."
Orison Swett Marden


Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
-- Victor Borge



"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."
Tom Nansbury


"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 12:05 PM

Tiffany: I have the same constipation symptoms, esp. when I take calcium, so I take LOTS of magnesium supplements. Since I can't tolerate any dairy, I eat my calcium through canned bony fish (sardines & salmon), almonds, dark leafy green vegies, etc.

Karen: This may be 'folklore', but I've read that many people eat coconut macaroons to 'bind up' diarrhea problems (much more palatable than drugs ;) ). It works ADVERSELY for me, since I already have a tendency toward constipation. I agree with Tiffany's suggetion about calcium, since that also affects me adversely. :(
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 12:08 PM

One thing to remember (comes from years of IBS) is when you increase fiber, you MUST increase water, so if you take a fiber supplement and it constipates you, you need more water! ;)
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 12:27 PM

oh yeah, i had heard about the coconut macaroons in the newspaper, actually. :-)
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 02:45 PM

I actually heard recently about coconuts.... I read an article about a child with celiac who was so malnourished they thought it would die..... it was in Hawaii I think. Anyway, one of the elders on the island suggested the child drink coconut oil, and slowly the child thrived.....

Worth looking into further, I think........

Thanks, guys!
Karen
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positive bloodwork, positive biopsy
Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism
endometriosis (at age 20)
spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.
Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs
Rhiannon 8 yrs
Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."
Orison Swett Marden


Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
-- Victor Borge



"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."
Tom Nansbury


"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."
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