Jump to content

Follow Us:  Twitter Facebook RSS Feed            




   arrowShare this page:
   

   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

 
Ads by Google:
Celiac.com Sponsor:                                    


Photo
- - - - -

Constipation


  • Please log in to reply

7 replies to this topic

#1 PDB*DH

 
PDB*DH

    New Community Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
 

Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:13 PM

I don't want to be too graphic but my bowel movements have become almost non existent! I'm doing the Failsafe Diet. There just doesn't seem to be enough in this diet to get things moving.

What are you all doing to help with this problem?

BTW I'm not eating potatoes or rice and avoiding the vegies with Sals and/or iodine.

I do take a tablespoon of acacia powder with water at night before bed.

I never had a problem prior to this.

Any info/help anyone can provide will be much appreciated!
  • 0

Celiac.com Sponsor:

#2 itchy

 
itchy

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 203 posts
 

Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

Not a problem that I have, presumably due to the fairly high level of fruits and vegetables in my diet. I'm grateful for normal bowel movements after fifteen years of undiagnosed celiac disease which I seem to have tamed. Since this is an anonymous forum I'm curious what proportion of DH people experience constipation as opposed to the reverse. (I'm going to hazard a guess that NO one has normal bowel movements with coeliac disease).

Are you sure you need such a restricted diet? Not all people with DH need to avoid salyclates or iodine. This only seems to affect a proportion of people, though I don't know what proportion.

Maybe there is a compromise approach, where you up your intake of fruit and veg, without overdoing it.

Your body should be the determining factor not rules imposed by others.

This page seems to have some useful general suggestions.

http://altmedicine.a...onstipation.htm
  • 0

#3 pricklypear1971

 
pricklypear1971

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,684 posts
 

Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:43 PM

Probiotics and digestive enzymes.

And for me, taking my supplements (for what I'm low in) seems to get things moving.

I've wondered many times of I technically still have C without them (when I stop for a while) or if it's just adjusting to life off them...but I can't go off them yet...so we'll see later.
  • 0
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. ~ Mark Twain

Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

#4 PDB*DH

 
PDB*DH

    New Community Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
 

Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:18 AM

Probiotics and digestive enzymes.

And for me, taking my supplements (for what I'm low in) seems to get things moving.

I've wondered many times of I technically still have C without them (when I stop for a while) or if it's just adjusting to life off them...but I can't go off them yet...so we'll see later.



Prickly, what type of digestive enzymes are you taking? Is this something available over the counter?

Thanks!
  • 0

#5 pricklypear1971

 
pricklypear1971

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,684 posts
 

Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:35 AM

Prickly, what type of digestive enzymes are you taking? Is this something available over the counter?

Thanks!



I take Digest Gold from Enzymedica and currently MegaFood Megaflora probiotics. Yes, they are OTC.
  • 0
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. ~ Mark Twain

Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND
.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

#6 jess_gf

 
jess_gf

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 78 posts
 

Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:19 PM

Probiotics, plenty of liquids, eating greens (like kale), making sure to eat healthy fats, and magnesium supplements like Natural Calm have always helped me.
  • 0
Gluten Free since 11/2010
Dairy Free since 01/2011

#7 MaryJones2

 
MaryJones2

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,037 posts
 

Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:48 PM

Don't know much about failsafe - can you take magnesium? If so, try 200-400 mg per day and see if that helps.
  • 0

---------------------------------

MP - celiac for 10 years

 


#8 PDB*DH

 
PDB*DH

    New Community Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
 

Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:41 PM

Don't know much about failsafe - can you take magnesium? If so, try 200-400 mg per day and see if that helps.



Thank you Janet and Jess for the helpful hints. I really appreciate it!
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Celiac.com Sponsors: