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Was Going Great Until I Experienced Constipation Problems
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I was on Day 5 on my gluten free diet. I also can't eat corn, meat, pork, or beef. I just found out any fish is fine for me. But for the past few days, I've been having trouble constipating which probably explains why I had trouble sleeping the past few days. I've tried some gluten alternatives such as beans, rice, veggies, and banana for my constipation but its not helping.

I was still awake in my bed by 3am and did a small research and found apple cider vinegar to also be a good thing to try for constipation. I took about 3 tablespoons and my stomach felt like it was moving the bowel again. I finally was able to get 4 hours of sleep. I tried it again this morning but it wasn't working. My stomach was hurting pretty bad and I was only able to get out a few small stools. I introduced wheat back to my diet again and there are lots of things (good things I guess) going on in my stomach... just waiting for the big one.

So any idea on how to deal with this constipation without eating wheat again? Maybe eating multivitamins as I'm missing nutrients from wheat? Peptobismal will be my last resort.

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I also do drink lots of water. I've never had this problem before I got on my gluten-free diet.

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can you eat yogurt (gluten free yogurt, of course. No Activia, as it's very likely cross- contaminated!)? (Or just take a gluten-free probiotic?)

I find that the probiotics in yogurt seem to due wonders for my constipation.

Or try a gluten free fiber supplement

apples-- with the skin on (that's where the fiber is) are also a good source of fiber.

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one words - enzymes.

Without digestive enzymes supplements I would not be able to function. More reliable than probiotics too, at least ime

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For me, constipation is what happens when I eat gluten. If I've been glutened, I take magnesium oxide pills and self massage my abdomen area (its supposed to stimulate peristalsis). Even when I'm 100% gluten free I still have some problems and the only thing that keeps me "regular" is about a litre of vegetable smoothie a day.

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I find taking a some psyllium husk fiber supplements are helpful when i accident get a gluten attack. I figure fiber will clean my pipes up of gluten. add lots of water. and a cup of coffee bc caffeine helps speed up peristalsis to me at least. I also eat a lot of carrots. I'll have to look into that digestive enzyme idea.

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magnesium supplements may help. Magnesium is a natural laxative and muscle relaxant. Try a low dose.

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