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Constipation While On Elimination Diet


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#16 Loey

 
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:26 PM

I'll have to check. i went to a health food store with someone I met on this forum who lives in my state and she walked me though the products row by row. I think she would know about the Arrowhead Mills. I'll check when I go downstairs to turn the setting down on my crock pot dinner.

Thanks for all of your help!

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It was Arrowhead Roots so I guess my husband will be eating the things I baked with it. I'll get the other kind that you mentioned when I'm out. I didn't feel well after eating a piece of the spice bread I made using it so now I know why. I have it in a plastic bag in my fridge - should I get it out of there so I don't get CC'd? I'm VERY sensitive right now.

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P.S. I feel like I could feed a third world nation (or our homeless) with all of the "supposedly" gluten-free food I bought and then all of the non gluten-free food I got rid of after my diagnosis!


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:31 PM

Hi Loey,

I'm sorry to see you are still feeling so bad. :( I know that at various stages in the healing process our bodies may not be able to handle foods that should be otherwise safe. That could be what is going on with you.

Also, this may go without saying, but it is very important to make sure you are drinking enough water, especially this time of year. That can also cause C problems.

What foods were supposed to be gluten-free and then weren't?
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:22 AM

It was Arrowhead Roots so I guess my husband will be eating the things I baked with it. I'll get the other kind that you mentioned when I'm out. I didn't feel well after eating a piece of the spice bread I made using it so now I know why. I have it in a plastic bag in my fridge - should I get it out of there so I don't get CC'd? I'm VERY sensitive right now.

That's a good question. I think as long as it is in a plastic bag, I suppose it shouldn't get into your other foods. However, if you bake with it, do be careful not to allow it to poof up into the air, or you'll be breathing it in. And, make certain to thoroughly scrub out any utensils and pans it comes in contact with. The amount of gluten is of course relatively small, so it's not nearly as risky as a bag of wheat flour, but some precautions should be taken I think.
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#19 Loey

 
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:26 AM

That's a good question. I think as long as it is in a plastic bag, I suppose it shouldn't get into your other foods. However, if you bake with it, do be careful not to allow it to poof up into the air, or you'll be breathing it in. And, make certain to thoroughly scrub out any utensils and pans it comes in contact with. The amount of gluten is of course relatively small, so it's not nearly as risky as a bag of wheat flour, but some precautions should be taken I think.


I might just give it away and order the other buckwheat flour. My son will be home for Thanksgiving and then for a long break between semesters. I's like to be able to safely bake. Thanks again for all of your help!

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#20 Loey

 
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Posted 09 November 2010 - 07:37 AM

Hi Loey,

I'm sorry to see you are still feeling so bad. :( I know that at various stages in the healing process our bodies may not be able to handle foods that should be otherwise safe. That could be what is going on with you.

Also, this may go without saying, but it is very important to make sure you are drinking enough water, especially this time of year. That can also cause C problems.

What foods were supposed to be gluten-free and then weren't?


A lot of the boxed products that they sell that say they are gluten free have either things I'm allergic to in them or preservatives we shouldn't be eating. Also, if you look above, RiceGuy mentioned that Arrowhead Mills Buckwheat Flour is cross contaminated. I used that last week to bake a cake for my friends when they visited. Damned if I do, Damned if I don't!

Going back to bed for a while. I have my ulcer biopsy this Friday and caught something from my son this weekend. I WILL NOT tell my GI that I'm sick. I've already waited 4 weeks for the procedure and I am determined to have it this Friday!!! I have to go out tomorrow so I figure I'll do all of my errands then. Then I can spend Thursday resting as well.

The consensus on the forum has been if I just have a sore throat but no fever or escalated symptoms the GI wouldn't want to reschedule.

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Posted 09 November 2010 - 08:25 PM

I know. CC is the devil. Even when we are being good, nope no fun for us.

Still...knowing what it feels like to not be sick, to truly not be sick...that is worth the PITA that is this lifestyle. Hands down. ;)

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:35 AM

After resolving most of my "C" issues once going gluten free, I still struggled sometimes with certain foods. I am now taking 250 mg magnesium oxide daily and I am quite regular. I stumbled on to some literature about how there are many people low in this mineral. You can read much about (magnesium supplementation) from many sources on line. I've never been big on supplements, but knowing that I suffered from malabsorption for so long, I figured reasearching and obtaining quality supplements was a wise for me.

I had tried everything from more water, fiber, fruits/vegetables etc. and those things just didn't help. It was terribly frustrating to do all the "right" stuff and still suffer. I know how difficult living with constipation is, I hope you are able to find relief.
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:52 PM

After resolving most of my "C" issues once going gluten free, I still struggled sometimes with certain foods. I am now taking 250 mg magnesium oxide daily and I am quite regular. I stumbled on to some literature about how there are many people low in this mineral. You can read much about (magnesium supplementation) from many sources on line. I've never been big on supplements, but knowing that I suffered from malabsorption for so long, I figured reasearching and obtaining quality supplements was a wise for me.

I had tried everything from more water, fiber, fruits/vegetables etc. and those things just didn't help. It was terribly frustrating to do all the "right" stuff and still suffer. I know how difficult living with constipation is, I hope you are able to find relief.


Thanks Evie (I'm guessing that's your name),

The Fiber-Con does seem to give me relief every few days or so. I think part of the problem is that rice is a large part of my diet right now. I'll try the magnesium after I have the biopsy of my ulcer on Friday. Don't want to add anything in before then.

Thanks for your support!

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:02 PM

is fiber-con better than using metamucil?
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 08:22 AM

is fiber-con better than using metamucil?



The Fiber-Con seems to be working (YAY). They gave me MiraLax to cleanse me before the capsule endoscopy and that didn't work. I was constipated for the procedure, very uncomfortable and afraid I'd have the camera come out t before it was supposed to. My husband and the nurse told me that wouldn't happen because it takes at least 7 hours to make it through the intestinal tract. Basically I held it in all day and was miserable. The test results is where they discovered the ulcer. I have my biopsy tomorrow. At least I don't have to do a cleanse for that. A little nervous because the authorization form listed a lot of other procedures. My husband said it was basic CYA plus if they find something else they're not going to want to put me under again. I feel like a guinea pig right now!!!!!

I like the Fiber Con because it's in pill form and you can take one or two of them as needed. Trying to eat more vegetable and that is starting to help with the constipation. I have never been regular. When I was in my 30's and did a lot of traveling I had trouble with D. I abused Immodium and that may have added to my problems. Never shared that with my doctors until I got seriously ill last June.

Thanks for listening and the support!

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