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Member Since 17 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 11 2014 02:30 PM

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Quick Question On Ingredients

07 July 2014 - 02:29 PM

I am looking at this bag of prunes as I was interested in trying 1 or 2 and seeing how that goes, but the ingredients list, Sulphites which I know is fine and is just a preservative, but it also contains potassium sorbate which has been proven to have some negative side effects, I just can't find out in what amount is it a health risk, if I ate the prune and had a problem would I be able to say okay yeah it's just prunes, or would I have to worry about the Potassium sorbate causing issues.



Has This Ever Happened To You From Salt?

10 May 2014 - 12:06 PM

I get some swelling in my right knee and left elbow, it amuses me that it's opposite sides like that, but it is actually fairly sore on the elbow =/ this is a newer reaction, I've always reacted poorly to salt but only with skin/scalp never a legit join inflammation, it may not have been the salt I was just wondering if anyone HAD this particular reaction or something similar from salt.

Metamucil Issues

21 February 2014 - 09:41 AM

I got in to see a new gastro, and the visit really didn't amount to much, but at least he seemed somewhat interested in finding a solution to my issues, but he wanted to see what would happen if I added metamucil into my diet for a while, I had never actually tried anything like that for fear it would hurt me.  He assured me it wouldn't but low and behold it is causing issues.


The first week wasn't to bad, it seemed to make me go more at 1 teaspoon a morning, it wasn't ideal but the discomfort after going seemed to lessen quite a bit, I was enthused that it was working.


Then however for whatever reason, my Dermatitus hepiformus started raging at me, hair got super oily despite just showering the day previous, really itchy, the scalp blisters, you know the drill if you have DH.


To be honest I was willing to cope if it was going to really improve the bowels but then when I went up (following his little metamucil guide sheet) to 2 teaspoons a day, 1 morning and 1 night I got wicked constipated and learned online you need to drink a TON of water, so I basically drained our well doing so, and no improvement.  I then went back down to 1 teaspoon a day and lots of water and there wasn't much improvement so after 2 days constipation I stopped taking it.


I've noticed now when I try it, it will mess up my sleeping pattern, like I wake up in the middle of the night and then it's insomnia and a broken sleep.  Has anyone ever had Insomnia or a broken sleep pattern from taking Metamucil? 


I'm taking "Metamucil with real sugar" as it was the only one that had just Psyillum husk and sugar as the ingredients.

Probiotic Back Pain?

13 November 2013 - 05:00 PM

Ok so recently I started taking Udo's brand Probiotics designed to balance yeast in the gut and do all the good stuff probiotics are supposed to do.  I can't take the capsules because I am sensitive to gelatin, it constipates me, and despite the fact these say potato starch and not gelatin in the ingredients it still happened. So I started just putting it on some yogurt and then just taking it in water,  It seemed to be helping and improving my BM's but now I seem to be a lot more sensitive to anything.  I also have back pain in the lower middle area, so I googled it because it's quite pronounced and I don't usually have issues with back pain, first here is the product http://udoerasmus.co...s_super8_en.htm


and when I searched any issues with probiotics I found http://forums.prohea...c-usage.182229/


annnnd unfortunately being a hypochondriac who has reasons to be concerned about something doing more damage then good..I was wondering if there were any informed individuals on here who could give me their opinion, to at the very least put my mind at ease.  Thanks in advanced :)


http://curezone.com/...m.asp?i=1481178 this seems plausible, should I stop the probiotics ? maybe they are just to strong.

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