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Laxative: Can It Help Alleviate Glutened Symptoms?

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I am learning that when I get glutened, constipation can be a problem, as I know it can for many.

I get horrible back pain in the kidney area that sometimes becomes so severe it mimes a kidney infection. Right now, I have a reaction so intense that raising a leg is almost impossible. Bending? Forget about it!

At night, my hips will hurt horribly as well.

I am wondering if a gentle laxative such as MiraLAX might help alleviate at least the kidney/back portion of my glutened symptoms. Any thoughts?

I mention MiraLAX because that is what my doctor recommended I take at the onset of my going gluten-free. I had taken so much Immodium during my gluten challenge, that I had become seriously backed up and needed to be "let free." :)

Anyway, I know MiraLAX is gluten-free and a gentle, safe laxative.

I should add that the constipation I have is joined with loose stools. I know it sounds weird, but it's like there's always something loose "there" pushing through and sometimes leaking through . . . even though I'm backed up. Go figure! This is all so confusing.

I plan to call my doctor to ask the same question, of course, but I would also be interested in opinions here. Right now, I don't even know how I'm going to be able to work tomorrow. Is there anything I might be able to do tonight (Sunday) to help myself?

I'm thinking that while MiraLAX might not help, it can't hurt. I will probably give it a try, but I'd like to see what others have to say first.

Thank you for any assistance.

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I am learning that when I get glutened, constipation can be a problem, as I know it can for many.

I get horrible back pain in the kidney area that sometimes becomes so severe it mimes a kidney infection. Right now, I have a reaction so intense that raising a leg is almost impossible. Bending? Forget about it!

At night, my hips will hurt horribly as well.

I am wondering if a gentle laxative such as MiraLAX might help alleviate at least the kidney/back portion of my glutened symptoms. Any thoughts?

I mention MiraLAX because that is what my doctor recommended I take at the onset of my going gluten-free. I had taken so much Immodium during my gluten challenge, that I had become seriously backed up and needed to be "let free." :)

Anyway, I know MiraLAX is gluten-free and a gentle, safe laxative.

I should add that the constipation I have is joined with loose stools. I know it sounds weird, but it's like there's always something loose "there" pushing through and sometimes leaking through . . . even though I'm backed up. Go figure! This is all so confusing.

I plan to call my doctor to ask the same question, of course, but I would also be interested in opinions here. Right now, I don't even know how I'm going to be able to work tomorrow. Is there anything I might be able to do tonight (Sunday) to help myself?

I'm thinking that while MiraLAX might not help, it can't hurt. I will probably give it a try, but I'd like to see what others have to say first.

Thank you for any assistance.

You should really get your Doctor's input!

And I do so hope you found a solution, Sunday was a good long time ago!

I've just had surgery and became constipated. I'm not familiar with Miralax. But having had the same blockage and loose stools behind it, not to mention the dreadful misery of being constipated this is what my Doctor suggested.

Make sure the bathroom is handy - it helps to be alone as well.

Set a towel out on the bed.

Get into a comfy dressing gown.

Take two glycerine suppositories.

Immerse the first in a small bowl of cool water. Follow instructions - lay on your side. lifting one knee and insert the wet suppository. Give your self a few moments to relax and for it to slide into position.

I was given an enama called Micralax on prescription which followed the first suppository. Remove the cap, gently squeeze out a drop and lubricate the nozzle, insert gently and press the contents into the rectum. Make sure not to loose your grip since the solution tends to slip back into the tube . Gently withdraw the tube still pressing it.

Repeat the directions for the first suppository and apply the second.

Try to relax and keep an eye on the time, it should work from between three minutes after application of the above, to fifteen minutes.

I found that having a shower after was soothing and refreshing. Be prepared to feel a bit weakened and shocked. Take things easy for a few hours and relax. You may need to repeat this for several days before things come back to normal.

FYI Solgar improved their acidophilous formula last year and it's a great help for these sort of things, not to mention gluten-free!

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An update: While my oral dose Miralax helped a bit with the C, it did not lessen the discomfort of being glutened, at least not for me. Next time, I will probably just wait it out. For me, it takes about a week to get to the other side of being glutened.

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PS: Thank you, Brian, for your post.

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