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I know a lot of you here have the big D, but I have and have always had quite the opposite. I can go days, even weeks without going. I have had every test known to man and nothing is "physically" wrong. They say it is just the way I am wired and should improve now that I have been diagnosed. That some celiacs are constipated. I have only been gluten-free for 10 days. The nausea has improved as has the bloating but the constipation seems to have gotten worse. I eat plenty of fiber and drink plenty of fluids. HMMMM... any tips of the trade would be appreciated. Thanks

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Probiotics and digestive enzymes with every meal, and light exercise (walking, etc) 3x a week. Also, a good multivitamin without iron.

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I know a lot of you here have the big D, but I have and have always had quite the opposite. I can go days, even weeks without going. I have had every test known to man and nothing is "physically" wrong. They say it is just the way I am wired and should improve now that I have been diagnosed. That some celiacs are constipated. I have only been gluten-free for 10 days. The nausea has improved as has the bloating but the constipation seems to have gotten worse. I eat plenty of fiber and drink plenty of fluids. HMMMM... any tips of the trade would be appreciated. Thanks

I had the same issues you are dealing with...I'm sorry : ( Fresh orange juice (I juice them myself) every morning does the trick for me. I also cut back BIG time on dairy...since doing that I've noticed a HUGE difference! Sometimes prunes would work also.

Good luck!

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I also get constipation when glutened, and it usually lasts about a month before I'm back to normal. My strategy, as soon as I realize I've been glutened, is the following:

- cut out dairy (I'm fine with dairy all other times, but not after glutening)

- acidophilus pills (2-3 times per day)

- exercise (no matter how bloated and icky I feel, I force myself to do this)

- reduce food intake (I'm starving, but I don't feel as bloated)

- drink peppermint green tea

- magnesium oxide pills - 600 mg per day (magnesium promotes transfer of water into the intestines, so it helps to soften the stool)

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My main symptom before diagnosis was constipation. For the first year after I went gluten free if I got glutened I would get constipated. However, my reactions have changed. Now if I get glutened I ged the big D and steatorrhea.

My youngest son was never constipated prior to gluten free. When he first went gluten free he became constipated and did not have a BM for 5 days. This was miserable for a kid that is used to going every day! I gave him some senna and got things moving and after that he was fine. I think his body was adjusting. Now if he gets glutened he gets constipated.

My oldest son who is not diagnosed celiac but undergoing a gluten free trial has always had problems with constipation. He has been gluten free for almost a week now and I swear he is becoming more "regular". Before it wasn't abnormal for him to go 2-4 days without goig to the bathroom I've noticed him going in there more often..

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I think you might have another food intolerance--most likely dairy. Others have said it too, just to add that I had the same issue. My constipation didn't really clear up until I went off dairy.

Quinoa helps me break my constipation.

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Magnesium (250 mg) and acidophilus each night helps me. Too much magnesium will get things going too well.... :rolleyes: I also tend to eat an apple every day, so I know all about the eating plenty of fiber!

-Daisy

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Magnesium (250 mg) and acidophilus each night helps me. Too much magnesium will get things going too well.... :rolleyes: I also tend to eat an apple every day, so I know all about the eating plenty of fiber!

-Daisy

I don't think one apple a day is enough fibre to provide the daily recommended dose of fibre.....

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