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modiddly16

Always Feel Sick After Eating

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Does anyone else always feel like they have to number 2 after eating? I had a UTI and ever since then, it seems like my system is a lot more sensitive than it was before. I'm really strict, I've been gluten free for 4 years...but now I just can't seem to get a normal cycle...like everytime after I eat I feel like I need to use the restroom...sometimes it is an emergency, sometimes it's not...but even after I go, I still feel like I might have to again. Could I be eating too much in one sitting that is making my stomach feel like that? Or do you think it might be anxiety...that I think I'm going to get sick so I do...

it's frustrating!! and makes me want to stop eating.

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One thing you should know right off the bat is that it is 100% normal for peristalsis to begin when you eat. That's when your intestinals start contracting. If you've ever had a new puppy, they tell you that every time you feed the dog, take them out right after that so they can poop.

That said, it's socially weird to poop every time you eat, and like you said, sometimes it is feeling a bit urgent. I have the same problem. The family makes fun of me since I have to get up from the table about 1/3 of the time and go poop while eating or right after eating. This is mostly a dinner problem for me, not so much lunch or breakfast.

Anyway, not as weird as you might think. However, you might examine if you are eating too much. The other thing you can do is sit on the pot at specific times of day whether or not you have to poop, and try to move the time you do so. Drink hot tea or water with lemon before you do so, so peristalsis will take place. I think the body habitualizes when it poops. I accidentally got into midnight poop time a few weeks ago, and thankfully got out of that.

As to feeling like you might still have to go after you've gone - I wonder if the peristalsis on you is really strong. I've found that if I eat certain foods, my peristaltic action seems sporadic and strong - so the same symptoms - feeling like I have to go now, and then again now and then again now five minutes apart. A real pain.

So I would look for food intolerances. But don't worry too much about needing to poop after eating. That's normal.

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