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Kaycee

Another Poop Question

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I am not sure, but do they become normal again?

Or am I striving for the perfect poop, which could be quite unattainable for me in the long run?

I would like to move on from my obsession with this topic. If there is no chance for improvement, I might as well settle where I am and become quite content and then obssess on something else, possibly my husband.

So please tell me yes or no, that things do or don't become normal.

Cathy

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You know, that is impossible to answer. Because you may get as many different opinions as there are people, since everybody is different.

Sometimes mine is 'normal', and sometimes it isn't . I never get the completely watery diarrhea any more, that sounds like I am peeing (that's the way it was for six months last summer). Sometimes I have well formed stools, and sometimes I don't. It varies. So, is this normal? Who knows. At this point it is normal for me, and I refuse to worry about it or pay too much attention to it.

If you feel much better than you did before you started the gluten-free diet, try not to pay too much attention (unless you still have constant diarrhea, which you shouldn't). It will normalize in time, and can take years.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Guest southgoingzax

Probably not meant to be funny, but it made me laugh, thanks!

And who knows? I'm the same as Ursula, sometimes pretty normal, sometimes not. Sometimes I have to wipe like 100x...Now that's annoying. And I've been gluten-free for three years.

zax

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Probably not meant to be funny, but it made me laugh, thanks!

And who knows? I'm the same as Ursula, sometimes pretty normal, sometimes not. Sometimes I have to wipe like 100x...Now that's annoying. And I've been gluten-free for three years.

zax

I judge it by how many times I have to wipe. If I'm being good and avoiding all the many foods that hurt me, I do pretty well.

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I judge it by how many times I have to wipe. If I'm being good and avoiding all the many foods that hurt me, I do pretty well.

Hi,

I have had formed stools since the second day on the gluten-free diet 15 months ago. I keep thinking one day I may have diarrhea again but so far so good. I have been really careful on the diet so maybe that is the reason. Before my Dx I had constant diarrhea for at least 3 months so I know I must be doing something right. I think now that my stools reflect whatever gluten-free food I eat. Some may be harder than others but all are formed.

Tom

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i dunno...sometimes mine seems fine, and sometimes it doesn't, like i'm not really digesting my food. i *think* it's usually like that when i eat things that aren't really digestible (like corn or peppers), but i don't know.

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Guest Robbin

:) I am so sorry, but this made me laugh. I had a similar discussion with my dh today, lol. Poop is always a hot topic on this forum. Seriously, though, I have been gluten-free since Jan. and have only had about 6 or 7 "normal" bm's. I have multiple food intolerances, though. Maybe you should see if this is the case with you. It could be casein or another food causing the problem. Many of us are in the process of finding what we can eat without poop problems. Take care, and give hubby a little attention now and then, lol.

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:) I am so sorry, but this made me laugh. I had a similar discussion with my dh today, lol. Poop is always a hot topic on this forum. Seriously, though, I have been gluten-free since Jan. and have only had about 6 or 7 "normal" bm's. I have multiple food intolerances, though. Maybe you should see if this is the case with you. It could be casein or another food causing the problem. Many of us are in the process of finding what we can eat without poop problems. Take care, and give hubby a little attention now and then, lol.

WHOA!! WOZZY! U OF M? OHIO STATE FAN HERE!!WATCH OUT!! :)

I'm from Cleveland, and my dad, my aunt and my sister went to OSU. You have no idea how often I get harassed about that. haha

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Probably not meant to be funny, but it made me laugh, thanks!

Sometimes I have to wipe like 100x...Now that's annoying. And I've been gluten-free for three years.

I'm glad you laughed. We all need a laugh.

I didn't mean to be too serious, I tried to lighten it up, but it is serious.

I know what you mean about the 100x. Not always, but at times.

:) I am so sorry, but this made me laugh. I had a similar discussion with my dh today, lol. Poop is always a hot topic on this forum. Seriously, though, I have been gluten-free since Jan. and have only had about 6 or 7 "normal" bm's. I have multiple food intolerances, though. Maybe you should see if this is the case with you. It could be casein or another food causing the problem. Many of us are in the process of finding what we can eat without poop problems. Take care, and give hubby a little attention now and then, lol.

Thanks for your concern.

I know half of my problems are related to other foods, and I am working on that. There is defienately a difference in these intolerances and the reactions I get when eating gluten. But both would be diahrhoea, whereas gluten includes horrible brain fog, and antisocial feelings, and feeling absolutely miserable.

Cathy

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I was on the opposite end of the poop issue - big time C - for most of my life. Now I'm so good. It's great not to fear the bathroom.

I would try giving up nightshades/dairy/soy/etc...all the biggies, and see if it gets better. My poop used to be weird and loose and odd and uncomfortable whenever I ate potatoes. My husband finally made the connection.

Anyway, good luck.

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I was on the opposite end of the poop issue - big time C - for most of my life. Now I'm so good. It's great not to fear the bathroom.

I would try giving up nightshades/dairy/soy/etc...all the biggies, and see if it gets better. My poop used to be weird and loose and odd and uncomfortable whenever I ate potatoes. My husband finally made the connection.

Anyway, good luck.

I don't really want to make the connection with the potatoes, like I did not want to with the dairy. I have since made connections with that and soy and peanuts. But you probably have a point, and whether I want to or not, I might just have to face up to it.

Cathy

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