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Old 02-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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Constipation & Brain fog

For the past two months I have been experiencing fatigue, brain fog and constipation. It's weird but there will be time when I feel really awful like I'm getting a fever and bout to pass out, but then I pass a large stool and feel completely better. My fatigue and brain fog goes away temporarily. The next day I may feel pretty good but then it hits me again. Sometimes I feel really awful and I have had all the blood tests for fatigue. I am only 22 yrs old and have had digestive problems for a long time now. It seems that when I am emptied of fecal waste I feel way better, but this keeps reoccuring. I was wondering if this could be a possibility of leaky gut or some other type of intestinal disease. It is really weird how I feel 100% better after passing stools, but it's what happens. I am also wondering if a gallbladder disease can create this too because I have been having headaches above eyes and get some pain below my right ribcage. Doctor put me on Miralax because i cannot go without it so I want to know the reason for these problems.

 
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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Re: Constipation & Brain fog

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For the past two months I have been experiencing fatigue, brain fog and constipation. It's weird but there will be time when I feel really awful like I'm getting a fever and bout to pass out, but then I pass a large stool and feel completely better. My fatigue and brain fog goes away temporarily. The next day I may feel pretty good but then it hits me again. Sometimes I feel really awful and I have had all the blood tests for fatigue. I am only 22 yrs old and have had digestive problems for a long time now. It seems that when I am emptied of fecal waste I feel way better, but this keeps reoccuring. I was wondering if this could be a possibility of leaky gut or some other type of intestinal disease. It is really weird how I feel 100% better after passing stools, but it's what happens. I am also wondering if a gallbladder disease can create this too because I have been having headaches above eyes and get some pain below my right ribcage. Doctor put me on Miralax because i cannot go without it so I want to know the reason for these problems.
I am almost 51 years old and have suffered from chronic constipation problems all my life. Fecal waste does become more toxic the longer it stays in your body so maybe that's why you're feeling brain fog and fatique. I can tell you from my experience that diet(not enough fiber) and not enough water
and poor bowel habits play a major role in constipation. Last March I decided I had enough of dealing with constipation every day and took the bull by the horns a changed my lifestyle. I went on a high fiber diet 25-30 grams of dietary fiber, Citrucell twice a day(morning and evening),drink at least 64 oz. a day of water, I sit on the toilet every day at the same time for 30 minutes to have a bowel movement. I put on relaxing music and do slow deep breathing exercises continuously until I have a bowel movement. this helps me to relax so that the anal and rectal muscles relax and makes it painless to move my bowels. It does take more time,patience and commitment on my part to do this everyday but at least I am not in excruciating pain trying to pass hard stools. When I am really constipated it can take me just as long if not longer than 30 minutes to go. I have found for myself if I go longer than 36 hours without moving my bowels then I am going to have a problem going the next day. If this happens then I take a glycerin suppository after the 36 hour mark so it softens the stool and makes it a lot less painful to go. If I don't stick to my diet,water,moving my bowels daily this is when I end up being constipated again. I hope this will help you.

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:54 PM   #3
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Re: Constipation & Brain fog

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I think constipation is a major reason for feeling this way, but I want to know why I am having the chronic constipation. I have been like this for so long now and have been on and off laxatives for a few years now. I stopped taking them thinking that they will damage my body and not really help. I didn't take them for about a month I very rarely went to the bathroom, maybe one-two times a week. My family does have a history of bad gallbladders and as i mentioned before my gallbladder has been hurting. The advice you gave me sounds great and I will try that, but I am still not going to give up on finding a reason for these problems. I know there is an underlying problem and I am going for a HIDA test for my GB next week to determine the function of it. Thanks.

 
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