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Member Since 25 Apr 2011
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In Topic: Constipation And Indegestion

28 July 2012 - 01:57 PM

ugh i have no clue, i know dairy causes things to move too fast, ive always been ok with dairy, i dont think its gluteneither, unless the less than 2% of blah blahblah is all adding up n did this, which is honestly my only opinion. im going to see my physician in a while to see if they can give some insight,

In Topic: Worried Yet Cannot Help.

02 November 2011 - 05:53 AM

Sounds like you are doing all the right things...
My GI told me to stick with whatever works, which for me is polyethylene glycol (MiraLax)daily. I wish I could drink the herbal lax tea I have in the house - but it's Yogi brand, which is not necessarily gluten free.

Metamucil? It's another fiber supplement like Benefiber but it has psyllium fiber instead of wheat dextrin fiber (got that from their website). I would not use either in my case - chronic C/slow transit - because like you, I get enough fiber naturally from whole unprocessed foods.

The thing with chronic C is this - once the colon is full of stool, simple remedies won't cut it. Believe me, I ended up having to drink a gallon of colonoscopy prep just to flush it out... not a fun experience.

Better to stay regimented with whatever works for you. Like you said, it's better to be proactive with the issue than to end up with a blockage!

agreed, i think ima have to do that flush to get everything back to normal,
and just stick with the PG 3350 at least til my GI appointment,

In Topic: Worried Yet Cannot Help.

30 October 2011 - 09:49 PM

I'm glad you're going to see a GI.

He will probably ask you if you have bloating, nausea and/or vomiting. They asked me that 100's of times - I believe it's a symptom of a blockage or impaction.

Are you taking a fiber supplement? I ask because - from personal experience - I would NOT recommend it for someone with chronic constipation. Here's why: think about it, do you really want to bulk up your stool when it's already stuck in the colon? If you get enough fiber in your natural diet, that should be good enough. MiraLax is a medicine that draws water into your colon to soften things up so that they can pass. For me, I refuse to use anything like Benefiber because I don't want to make an even larger mass of stool if I can't pass the amount that's already there.

Hope that makes sense - that's just my logic. I'm NO professional - just a person who has dealt with this issue for years!

actually no, i eat what i can, the only mass of fiber i had recently that possibly caused this was half a loaf of UDIS gluten-free bread in one night, (first time I had bread in 8 months) other than that all my fiber is natural from vegetables, which is usually potatoes, rice, eggs, hamburger patties) and anything else i can, i havent bothered with dairy in like a month cause of this, no fiber supplements, i am doing probiotics and daily polyethalene glycol 3350 daily, but i think it was the half loaf of udis bread in one night is wat caused the recent block,

In Topic: Worried Yet Cannot Help.

30 October 2011 - 03:37 PM

Constipation is a huge issue for me also... so I get what you are going through.

I had a colonoscopy a month or two ago to rule out a fecal impaction - it was all clear but
my GI put me on Miralax 2 to 3 times per day - like maybe till whenever my intestines heal up - could be years.

Point is, my GI told me that Miralax is totally mild and totally safe! Like you, I can't "pass"
anything easily without it. So be it, it works.

I also have gotten exactly the same pains that you have described... it happens
willy nilly like & it's a mystery to the doctors.

I also have an anxiety issue & take meds that can cause C.

What works for me:
Miralax, water, mild exercise, and trying not to obsess about it (I tend to do this).

All best to you... feel free to message me for more info!

ive been doing the generic form for a few weeks now, but im goign to stop down to a gastro doc n hope i can at least get a consultation on that til my appointment, thank you!

In Topic: Worried Yet Cannot Help.

17 October 2011 - 08:59 AM

Though more is always better, especially as you detox from gluten. Drinking about double the minimum amount of water each day was the only thing that seemed to help much at all with my detox symptoms (some of the worst headaches of my life, sleepyness with insomnia, etc.).


Well I am lucky enough to know what not to eat so soon, now if i could just deal with the ongoing constipation, ill be happy ^.^ ive been doing miralax for a while, but it just helps me og as soon as i stop, so does my regularity,

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