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jasonD2

Transitioning To gluten-free Diet

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i just started my gluten-free diet, but now i have 2 major concerns:

1. I don't want to loose weight

2. in the past when i cut out gluten my colon locks up and i cant go to the bathroom for 5-6 days and the bloating and full abdomen puts pressure on my bladder and aggravates my prostate. I guess i could take laxatives every day but i dont wanna develop a dependency and risk damaging my intestines even more.Fiber supplements dont seem to help me, prunes dont work and i also think my guts react to fat cause i cant tolerate fish or flax seed oil or foods like avocados and nuts.

id really appreciate some advice cause if i cant go and am all bound up im gonna be miserable and its gonna affect every aspect of my life.

thanks

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It's kind of hard to answer cause I'm not sure if you've cut the gluten by substituting gluten free baked goods, or just by cutting them out entirely.

You can try increasing your vegetables and higher fiber foods, but you might just have to get through it as best you can until your intestine heals up a bit. Maybe daily yogurt if you can eat dairy.

Others will post more suggestions.

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Miralax is not suppose to create any type of dependency. My daughter is currently on it. I had a friend whose daughter was on it for a couple of months and transitioned off of it without any problems.

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If you can handle it, Vitamin C in high doses, plus a magnesium supplement should help keep you regular.

I initially had to use very very high doses of both, but have been able to cut back considerably after 6 months Gluten-free Casein-free.

Both of these cause loose stool as a side effect. Vitamin C can't hurt you if you take a lot, magnesium is pretty safe, but you don't want to go really high without your doctor's oversight of it.

Also prunes don't work for me either, but I got a hint on this forum that works: Boil them in a little water until soft, then eat them and drink the liquid. I couldn't believe it, but it did make a difference.

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Guest j_mommy

Hello!

I was constipated for the 1 month after going gluten-free and then once my body started to regulate and heal it got better...with out me doing/taking anything(I should have though). I have been gluten-free since may and am have "normal" bowels now!

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