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:( been suffering from severe constipation for years-taken every type of medication and still suffering-my friend has celiac and said that I might have it too-today was my first day going wheat and gluten free and I do feel really good-but not sure if this will help with the constipation. I am going to see and accupuncturist tomorrow-I am really suffering-any advice or comments would so helpful.

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:( been suffering from severe constipation for years-taken every type of medication and still suffering-my friend has celiac and said that I might have it too-today was my first day going wheat and gluten free and I do feel really good-but not sure if this will help with the constipation. I am going to see and accupuncturist tomorrow-I am really suffering-any advice or comments would so helpful.

Constipation was my biggest symptom. I also had stomach pains, weight gain, and sometimes rectal bleeding (sorry). Going gluten free is the only thing in all my life that has helped the constipation. I can tell if I have been glutened if I get constipated. One thing that gives some immediate relief is to drink hot tea slowly while relaxing, or hot coffee. For some reason that helps get things moving for me.

Hope this helps.


hypothyroid

hypoglycemic (diagnosed 1997 but symptomatic since grade school)

fibromyalgia

rheumatoid arthritis (diagnosed January 2005)

peanut allergy

restarting gluten-free January 20, 2013

elevated liver enzymes + symptoms indicated celiac January 31, 2013. Dr. didn't want to run further tests due to other health complications

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C for me also. gluten free has def. helped, but i can always tell when i get even a little. very, very crampy also. sorry, i don't have any remedies. but i hope going gluten-free continues to help you. good luck!

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I also have increased C. The last couple of days I have been drinking hot tea along with eating microwaved apples. Let's just say that today was a lovely day. The hot tea and warm fruit seems to have helped. I think I will try and drink two cups of tea a day, eat my usual fruit along with eating the microwaved apple and see if the C will stop. Good luck everyone!!

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I had the big C for two years . . . finally my GI put me on Miralax. I know is gluten-free, because he's a Celiac specialist. I recommend it HIGHLY!!!!!!!


Lynne

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Just thought I'd ask if any of you guys have had your thyroid checked ?? I had severe C for a long long time..in a huge amount of pain..it was very scary, and then found out my thyroid was seriously out of whack...as soon as I got on meds and my TSH started to come down from 119 to below 5, it completely went away..

but now with the Celiacs, I have constant D..I almost miss the old C days :blink::rolleyes: ..

but been gluten free for about 2 months now and it is starting to slow down a bit...YAY....

Also Psyllium Husk helps immensely for both C and D..


Hypothyroidism since 2001

Negative Blood work celiacs

Negative biopsies for celiacs

Microscopic/lymphocytic colitis confirmed through biopsies..Dec 2006

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my thyroid was checked. I'm hypothyroid and have been on synthroid for many years. Unfortunately it did not help my C, only gluten free has.


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hypoglycemic (diagnosed 1997 but symptomatic since grade school)

fibromyalgia

rheumatoid arthritis (diagnosed January 2005)

peanut allergy

restarting gluten-free January 20, 2013

elevated liver enzymes + symptoms indicated celiac January 31, 2013. Dr. didn't want to run further tests due to other health complications

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My son is 6 and was diagnosed Celiac 2 years ago. His main syptom was very severe constipation. Now gluten free he is much better. He still gets backed up easily but overall is ok. He takes fiber everyday and is on a stool softener (Miralax). Just a thought, after my sister delivered her son (she is not a Celiac) she was severely constipated as she was through the whole pregnancy. She was feeling awful and asked for help. The nurse said that if you mix prune juice with apple juice and warm it up a bit, it would get things moving right away. We never tried it as it just didn't sound so good but she swore it would work. Just a thought.

Nicole

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my thyroid was checked. I'm hypothyroid and have been on synthroid for many years. Unfortunately it did not help my C, only gluten free has.

I'm glad it has helped, it was awful....but I almost miss it now that I have the opposite problem-o.. :blink:


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Negative biopsies for celiacs

Microscopic/lymphocytic colitis confirmed through biopsies..Dec 2006

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