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right :(

i dont suffer with any gastro problems at all- pretty regular really. so ive tried to be gluten and dairy free, even making my own homemade soup. and this morning had my gluten free cornflakes with rice milk and a teaspoon of sugar with a cup of coffee. it got to about 10.30 at work and i felt the need to use the loo. thought id wait till break but no there was no waiting, and its a bit of a trek to the loos from the shop floor . had stomach pains and only just made it. had the biggest poo ever ( sorry for being graphic) :blink:

well, had a look( you have to dont you) :rolleyes: and basically it was sausage shaped but kinda soft and fluffy and looked exactly like the soup id had for tea last night - carrot and sweetcorn with red lentils -blended til thick. it was lovely.! but i dont think my poo should have been a yellowy orange colour and look like the soup id eaten the night before!!!!! kinda put me off a bit lol.

is this normal, odd or what? or just coz im eating more veggies than usual!!

really hoping this isnt gonna become a regular occurance.

im a bit worried :mellow:

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If you said it was white or all water and burning upon expulsion.... or anything else, I'd say, maybe there's something going on.

But a formed stool and "passed" without any strain, pain or blood? Not anything I'd worry about.IMHO

Could very well be "colorful" because of the veggies.

You should see mine when I eat beets :lol:

The majority of people on this forum who are still dealing with symptoms would be thrilled to have a poo that was shaped like anything at all.

Just recall--we are not doctors and if you think something is amiss-you should really see a doctor.

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thanks,

cant imagine what it would be like to have constant D or C. i know i sound like a bit of a wuss , it just coz i dont normally have any bowel problems. well i had the soup for tea again so we,ll see tomorrow if i have any problems lol. :D :D

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The undigested food passing through is an indication that things are not digesting well in your gut. If I were you I would take a digestive enzyme with each meal to supplement what the pancreas is putting out, because that output might not be very much at the moment. Gluten has a very negative impact on the pancreas, and if the food is not digested and broken down it cannot be absorbed and your nutrition is passing right through you (although corn is very hard to digest at the best of times and if everything was blended it probably interfered with the digestion and absorption of everything else. I took (and still take occasionally) digestive enzymes for several years after I first went gluten free. I would recommend it if you are not already doing it; also, a good probiotic.

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I took (and still take occasionally) digestive enzymes for several years after I first went gluten free. I would recommend it if you are not already doing it; also, a good probiotic.

I started( Jan 27, 2013) a probiotic/dig.enz. program. Hope it helps with frequency of bowel movements as well as color, odor, and appearance of poo. Yes, a good turd is hard to find with celiac. I'm bothered with IBS/GERD issues since 2007.

In March, 2012, I started to slowly introduce more fresh fruits and veggies, nuts, and protein into my diet. For me, the urgent poo, jhol, posted are infrequent. When I eat spinach/kale my poo is greenish. When I eat dark chocolate (72%) it's black. Introduced a good weight loss program too. Lost 30 lbs.

I keep daily food/poo journals .Some statistics follows:

From 3/1 to 3/16/12; 34 poos between 6 am to 11am (1-3/day). Only 5 between noon and midnight(1-2/day). On 3/4, had 5 movements. A very annoying day.

From 4/18 to 5/3/12; 28 ditto . Only 3 ditto (1/day).

From 7/23 to 8/7/12; 28 ditto (1-2/day). But 12 ditto (1-3/day).

From 9/25 to 10/10/12; 31 ditto (1-3/day). But 17 ditto (1-2/day).

From 1/27 to 2/6/13; 15 ditto (1-2/day). But 10 ditto (1-2/day). To early to tell. ????

I believe 1-3 movements/day is considered normal. With my numbers, it's hard to get out of the house!!! Always need a rest room nearby.

To go back to 2007 and totally abstane from eating anything healthy would really annoy me. Will probiotics/dig enz help with frequency in the long term? I/we celiacs need to win a battle here.

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crikey i dont poo that much lol :D

id say im more or less every day now but that could be because ive upped my veg and fruit. i was thinking about what happened the other day - i thought id been good with the gluten dairy free thing but remembered id eaten a cheese sandwich for lunch on monday that someone had made me and i didnt like to refuse . could it have been a gluten reaction that happened on the wed. i cant believe the diet could work so fast , my gerd has completely disappeared and my bloating has calmed down a bit as well . i,ll have to keep an eye on that now and be more vigilant about what im eating.

i had a bit of a meltdown the other day in the biscuit isle of the supermarket - going oh no lovely biscuits i,ll never be able to eat these again!! choccy ones , shortbread what will i do!!!!! etc I NEVER EVEN LIKED BISCUITS!!!and certainly never bought them :wacko: think im going mad lol..

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Repeat after me: I WILL NOT ACCEPT AND EAT FOOD JUST TO BE POLITE!!!! If someone had made you a cyanide sandwich would you have eaten it?? Of course not. And that cheese sandwich is the equivalent for your body. Do not keep doing this to yourself. It is not impolite to refuse to eat something that will make you sick. Tlhere are polite ways of refusing food. You can go from "No thank you" to No thank you, I can't eat that" to "I'm sorry that you made that just for me, but I really can't eat it or I shall be very sick." and anyway in between or in some other way, I don't care how you do it, but you DO refuse the food. :rolleyes:

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I'm not laughing.

I do not think jhol is laughing at you, Opa. I doubt she meant to be disrespectful. Please do not get upset.

Jhol, those of us who are celiacs and severe gluten intolerants do not eat any gluten. We cannot afford to poison ourselves.

We do not do the gluten free diet 90% of the time. We do not dabble in it, hon.

We do it to stay alive.

If you have celiac or gluten intolerance, you cannot ingest gluten just because someone offers you food.

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i know,

soz if ive upset anyone - wasnt intended. i know ive got to get sorted with this. its because ive not got a diagnosis that im kinda saying to myself- do i really need to be doing this. and also coz i dont have the gastro problems as well. its only 2 weeks now so its early on my journey. hope i havent come across as flippant coz i really do think this is my problem and i know ive got to stick with it.

sorry opa3

and thanks everyone for replying.

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I started( Jan 27, 2013) a probiotic/dig.enz. program. Hope it helps with frequency of bowel movements as well as color, odor, and appearance of poo. Yes, a good turd is hard to find with celiac. I'm bothered with IBS/GERD issues since 2007.

In March, 2012, I started to slowly introduce more fresh fruits and veggies, nuts, and protein into my diet. For me, the urgent poo, jhol, posted are infrequent. When I eat spinach/kale my poo is greenish. When I eat dark chocolate (72%) it's black. Introduced a good weight loss program too. Lost 30 lbs.

I keep daily food/poo journals .Some statistics follows:

From 3/1 to 3/16/12; 34 poos between 6 am to 11am (1-3/day). Only 5 between noon and midnight(1-2/day). On 3/4, had 5 movements. A very annoying day.

From 4/18 to 5/3/12; 28 ditto . Only 3 ditto (1/day).

From 7/23 to 8/7/12; 28 ditto (1-2/day). But 12 ditto (1-3/day).

From 9/25 to 10/10/12; 31 ditto (1-3/day). But 17 ditto (1-2/day).

From 1/27 to 2/6/13; 15 ditto (1-2/day). But 10 ditto (1-2/day). To early to tell. ????

I believe 1-3 movements/day is considered normal. With my numbers, it's hard to get out of the house!!! Always need a rest room nearby.

To go back to 2007 and totally abstane from eating anything healthy would really annoy me. Will probiotics/dig enz help with frequency in the long term? I/we celiacs need to win a battle here.

At first I read this as you saying you were pooing 28 times a day. Now I realize you're doing some

weird math thing ( :ph34r: ) and I now see the 1-3 a day numbers. (Am I just math challenged?) I totally feel

you on how annoying it is to not be able to leave the house. At one point my problem was so bad

that if I wanted to leave the house I literally had to bring toilet paper and an emergency container,

because sometimes all you get is 20 seconds warning.

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and sometimes, we have had to do the unthinkable.

A trash bag inside a wastebasket ---because the loo was occupied and you cannot wait a single second more. :ph34r:

or go outside, way back in the woods. (good thing we own 7 acres)

I know where every bathroom is within a 180 mile radius of my home. Not kidding.

but I do not need to know that anymore.

As for whether 3 times is "normal" or not? Opa, there are many views on this,

but most GI docs will say "one good solid BM a day" is more the "norm".

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..........weird math thing ( :ph34r: ) and I now see the 1-3 a day numbers. (Am I just math challenged?)

Sorry. Not weird math :ph34r: , just a weird presentation of the facts. Glade you figured it out. I give you an A+.

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As for whether 3 times is "normal" or not? Opa, there are many views on this,

but most GI docs will say "one good solid BM a day" is more the "norm".

.

That's my goal. Will probiotics give me that 1?

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That's my goal. Will probiotics give me that 1?

I think so, yes, IMHO. Dr. Guandalini (Celiac specialist and GI doc) and Dr. Lewey (GI doc) seem to think so as well.There's an article about probiotics and which ones are most useful in that book we talked about on the other thread? Real Life with celiac disease.

In any case, they certainly can't hurt! They're the "good guys". :)

http://thefooddoc.com/probiotic_facts

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Probiotics are HUGELY important for me, I'd be non-functional without them. I have also found

that when I started supplementing with (necessary) iron, it slowed things down some too.

I slowed down more when I went entirely grain free a few months ago, wasn't expecting that.

If I start to get too loosey-goosey I take a couple charcoal pills once a day for a few days and

that sets things right.

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I think so, yes, IMHO. Dr. Guandalini (Celiac specialist and GI doc) and Dr. Lewey (GI doc) seem to think so as well.There's an article about probiotics and which ones are most useful in that book we talked about on the other thread? Real Life with celiac disease.

In any case, they certainly can't hurt! They're the "good guys". :)

http://thefooddoc.com/probiotic_facts

Great link IH. With graditude.

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