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#1 Adalaide

 
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:43 AM

So I was in the kitchen this morning with my husband. He was microwaving his last breakfast sandwich (yay!) and I was getting my morning cottage cheese, flax and fruit. I looked at him and said I should have started eating flax a long time ago and he asked why. I was like, I've never pooped so much like a normal human being in my life. I said this with a huge smile on my face, genuinely excited. He looked at me as if I'd just been the victim of an alien abduction. :lol: I had to come here and share because at least you guys will get it.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:30 AM

Hey, first time I went a whole week with normal poo I had a party. I get it!
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#3 RonSchon

 
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:47 AM

I will look forward to that day. I was just diagnosed last week, after about 14 years of ever increasing symptoms. The toilet was a first warning sign for me. My wife (ex wife now, yes, it cost my marriage) would be so upset at how much time I spent in the bathroom.
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#4 Adalaide

 
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:07 PM

It gets better Ron! My GI symptoms improved greatly over the 6ish months since my dx but it wasn't until I added the flax that have truly felt normal in that department.

I'm so sorry that it ruined your marriage. It's a real jerk-detector and the people who have relationships that have endured are truly lucky. I hope you find at least some symptoms resolve quickly for you.
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"Well you don't look stupid, looks can be deceiving."

 

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

So I was in the kitchen this morning with my husband. He was microwaving his last breakfast sandwich (yay!) and I was getting my morning cottage cheese, flax and fruit. I looked at him and said I should have started eating flax a long time ago and he asked why. I was like, I've never pooped so much like a normal human being in my life. I said this with a huge smile on my face, genuinely excited. He looked at me as if I'd just been the victim of an alien abduction. :lol: I had to come here and share because at least you guys will get it.



The first time I had a normal bowel movement after being diagnosed with celiac I was so excited and even more excited when I went several days in a row without an attack. I wanted to throw a party.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

I will look forward to that day. I was just diagnosed last week, after about 14 years of ever increasing symptoms. The toilet was a first warning sign for me. My wife (ex wife now, yes, it cost my marriage) would be so upset at how much time I spent in the bathroom.


It does get better with time. I have been gluten free since late February and it took about three months for things to start to return to normal. I still have problems but not every day like I was, now I will go several days with no problems. I am sorry it cost you your marriage, any type of illness can put a strain on marriage.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:45 PM

I went gluten-free for 3 weeks and during that time I felt like a real, normal human being. When I went to the bathroom it was normal, and I wasnt sitting there in agonizing pain with gut wrenching cramps like I am used to.
I would come out of the bathroom with tears in my eyes. It felt like the greatest accomplishment to have a normal movement.

I am now back on gluten because my dr said she did not see any reason to go gluten-free...needless to say, I am switching docs but that also means keepin gluten in my system for a few more weeks in case of further testing.

I miss those "normal" days. It is amazing how quickly the cramping comes back :(
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:33 PM

Ohh my God I can only imagine how you must feel! I have been gluten free for 2 months and am having a little bit better bowel movements but I cannot wait until I am actually regular, I told my friends we are having a big party! haha.. I haven't tried the flax yet though but I am going to get on it asap! :)
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:50 PM

7 months gluten free and I still dont always have normal BMs. I am prone to C but I get on a roll for 1-2 weeks at a time and it is the best ever!
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:08 AM

Well, I am doing the happy dance for you. :lol: I will, in fact, stand up and applaud you right now...hold on....(sounds of IH clapping wildly)

I know you were not super crazy about the ground flax seed idea, but we told ya it would do the trick! That stuff is full of fiber and omega 3's. It's a win-win.

And for what it is worth, I knew where every bathroom was within a 150 mile radius of my home. I have had D or C since I was a babe.
I have had to resort to a lined wastebasket and the side of the road in the great outdoors on occasion. Just peachy. :rolleyes:

When very ill from the celiac, I went and went and went and then... did not. For days. Pain? OY!

Until now. Between the flax, the probiotics and being gluten-free and healing from the celiac damage, I am right as rain for the first time in my entire life.

So, whoohoo and thank the universe for little victories (that are really pretty big indeed!) :)
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