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Gluten Free For About 4 Weeks...then Got Hit With Constipation

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I have been gluten free about 6 weeks and was doing great for about 4 weeks then I got hit with three bouts of constipation...I would be great for a few days and then it would hit again. I really have never had to deal with this and I am not really liking it at all. I was wondering if it could be one of the gluten free breads I have been eating...and I am leaning towards the corn breads and english muffins with corn in it. I was wondering if anyone has dealt with this and should i be concerned? mk

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I think during that first year or so gluten free, all kinds of strange things can happen while healing takes place.

You can treat the symptoms with something that doesn't bother you, such as some good probiotic and/or ground flax seeds or something similar that doesn't upset your system.

Also, during at least the first year, you might want to keep notes as to when you have trouble and what you ate in the few days before. It seems that other food intolerances sometimes pop up here and there while recovering from gluten damage, but I think you have to look for patterns to know for sure.

The first year can be strange. I found out after several months that soy and eggs were both bothering me and had to cut them out. I was already avoiding milk before stopping gluten, but I've read here that milk is another big one to watch for. Sometime later, people can experiment with putting suspected foods back in.

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Are you eating a lot of rice products? Rice can be constipating. Focus on eating whole foods such as meats, veggies, and fruit. Also try a magneium supplement( gluten free of course). It helps with constipation. Sweet potato works wonders as well.

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