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ItchyAbby    33

Yay! POOP JOKES! *more spazzy crapping...er...clapping!*

 

(I could never pass for mature and ladylike. I apologize if you were under that assumption.)

 

:D

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You need to take the DE each time you eat. They are not stored in the body, so taking them in the morning won't help at all with your evening meal.

 

You also need to "up" or "down" the dose relative to the meal. E.g. I eat 5 meals a day. I take 2 with each of the 4 smaller meals and 4 with my main meal. You will need to find what works for you (It's not necessarily what works for me!). You will know if you have taken too many because it will cause heartburn/indigestion.

 

Yep... I take them at night too - any significant meal.  I do not take them with snacks though because they would be too much for just a little food, and as you said - can start to cause other problems.

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Is it possible that the Ranch dressing contains aspartame?  When I was ingesting it I had floaters and other issues, too.  Aspartame is not recommended for anyone, especially those with AI diseases. 

 

Good thought... but no.  I avoid aspartame like the plague.  Instant headache for me.

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Coots?

 

still there?

 

sorry?. -_- we'll be good.

 

Are you kidding?  This is hilarious!  Who else is going to applaud a good poop?

(I'm picturing some brand new not-yet-member reading all of this and thinking...  wow...  these people are nuts!  And immediately wanting to join, of course...)  :lol:

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Pegleg84    50

Whenever I slack off on my enzymes, bad things happen. Every meal, or anytime I'm eating out/at someone's house. I don't usually take them with breakfast but probably should...

 

We definitely develop more poo knowledge than the average person. I always check it out to make sure everything's looking ok.

Anyway, a friend of mine one took a photo of her poo cause it was such a success. Only a Celiac would appreaciate that!

Also, my man keeps teasing me with this silly "Peeegggyyy, she likes to poooooo" song. I really don't know why I put up with him...

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I always check it out to make sure everything's looking ok.

 

I do the same thing.  The automatic flushers at work really irritate me.  By the time you turn around to inspect your output it's wisked away forever...  :angry:

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moosemalibu    48

OK - so today I am experiencing steatorrhea for the first time outside of floaters. Today I have the oil droplets at the surface of the water. I also am having severe diarreha. it feels like I have been glutened (cramps, nausea, frequent bathroom trips) but I cannot pinpoint what could have done it. I can only blame the extra fat I have had in my diet the past few days. And I have been very good this weekend taking my digestive enzymes with my meals (and it contains the lipase so I know it covers fat). Am I freaking out over nothing or should I be concerned? 

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OK - so today I am experiencing steatorrhea for the first time outside of floaters. Today I have the oil droplets at the surface of the water. I also am having severe diarreha. it feels like I have been glutened (cramps, nausea, frequent bathroom trips) but I cannot pinpoint what could have done it. I can only blame the extra fat I have had in my diet the past few days. And I have been very good this weekend taking my digestive enzymes with my meals (and it contains the lipase so I know it covers fat). Am I freaking out over nothing or should I be concerned? 

 

WOW, I have had this for the past two days and have been wondering what the heck it is...I will be waiting to hear what people have to say. The oil, the explosive (sorry) D. I have been gluten-free and DF but am now thinking it might be corn that's the problem. Do you eat corn products?

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LauraTX    114

I just want to interject here and say, I love all of you guys :)  

 

Moose, I think you are okay with the oily stuff... as long as it is short-lasting I wouldn't look too much into it.

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IrishHeart    1,634

OMG, you guys are killin' me. What an awesome group.

 

 

 

I just want to interject here and say, I love all of you guys :)

 

 

 

 

the love on here is mutual.  ;)

laughter is crucial to healing, reduces stress, knocks down inflammatory cytokines and promotes good circulation.

 

EVERYONE...please believe me...unless you are suffering  serious steatorrhea,  and weak and suffering from continuous expulsions,

you are probably still just healing.

 

DRINK water, hydrate, take probiotics. 

I do......... and I have spectacular poo.

 

there, I said it.  -_-  I had horrible D or C my entire life. Not anymore.!!!

 

Give it time.

 

Omg, I reveal so much to you all ... for the greater good. I am the good poo poster child  :lol:

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Yesterday I was telling my mom about this conversation, the amazing feedback/contributions and humor, as well as braggin a bit about a graduate class I just completed.  "Kicked ass in my class and my poo is perfect!"  It was a good day!  :lol:

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IrishHeart    1,634

Yesterday I was telling my mom about this conversation, the amazing feedback/contributions and humor, as well as braggin a bit about a graduate class I just completed.  "Kicked ass in my class and my poo is perfect!"  It was a good day!  :lol:

 

lol......kind of scary what we have become so proud of, isn't it? 

 

After my mom went G F (3 months after my DX) I insisted she take probiotics. I thought I'd get resistance, but she did it. 

That poor woman had either  "omygawdIhaveotgettothepottyrightnow!!" episodes or she pooped out marbles her entire life.

 

She called me one morning about 3 months later to report her victory. 

It was a ....... OPP.

 

What's that you ask? that 's "mom-speak" for a one piece poop.

 

whooot whoot. so proud, Ma.

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 or she pooped out marbles her entire life.

 

Having grown up on a farm, we refer to those as "Nanny Berries".  Why?  A "Nanny" is a mother goat (we had goats) and goats naturally poop out small, perfectly circular, berry-sized terds, in a little perfect pile.  They look like dark brown berries... so "Nanny Berries".   :)

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IrishHeart    1,634

Having grown up on a farm, we refer to those as "Nanny Berries".  Why?  A "Nanny" is a mother goat (we had goats) and goats naturally poop out small, perfectly circular, berry-sized terds, in a little perfect pile.  They look like dark brown berries... so "Nanny Berries".   :)

or in this case "NANA berries"...? lol

 

meanwhile..........somewhere in New England, my Mom just went."oh my gawd! stop telling my business all ovah tha intahnet, young lady"

 

yes., Ma.

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moosemalibu    48

OMG! I love labs. I own a chocolate lab named Moose. He would rather eat the book. He's destroyed and eaten several paperbacks in his day. And dog shaming is hilarious! We should have a thread just for posting random dog shaming! 

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IrishHeart    1,634

My lab Gracie never pooped in the house, but she chewed up a cord of wood once. Wood was strewn on two floors of our home and I was expecting company. came back from the airport with my friends to a house full of wood chips. She s$#& toothpicks for weeks.

She ate a box of snuggle fabric sheets. Had to be pulled out one at a time. You know, like a pop-up dispenser. Vet said no worries--she

will be clean as a whistle, inside and out.

Crazy dog.

I miss her, that little nutjob.. 

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