It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-17-2001, 04:47 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Canada
Posts: 3
yngguy HB User
Chronic Constipation

I have basically had constipation for 7 months now. The symptoms. 1 bowel movement a day every morning but as I eat I feel bloated and constipated. By the end of the day I feel uncomfortable. Notes of interest..if I take a water soluable fiber, I go mid day, If I take a non water soluable fiber I only go the next morning (but my stomach feels less upset ) I have tried the fruit in the morning works but doesnt do anything for the rest of the day. I am very athletic , in excellent shape (my diet was never really bad) I used to go 3 hours after a meal you could set your clock by it. I am frustrated. I am looking for some ideas and comments

Vitamin C and Magnesium (will that upset the bacteria in my stomach ?

Water Soluable fiber or Non-water soluable the difference and the pro and cons of each ?

Peristalis ? what can I eat to cause it..I feel like I am digesting but it not moving it out....???? (very important)

How long should I keep up a fibre treatment ?

Will Water Soluable fiber (ie. Metamucil) actually correct the problem or are you just treating the symptom and not curing the ailment ? ( I believe that is the problem with the water soluable fibres you will develop a dependency..anyone care to comment ??_)

thanks listening <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
Old 07-17-2001, 05:32 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 58
kdoubleu HB User
Re: Chronic Constipation

I used to get very constipated before I found out I had food allergies. Is there something you added to your diet since this started that you could be allergic to?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-17-2001, 06:56 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Canada
Posts: 3
yngguy HB User
Re: Chronic Constipation

nothing that I can think of. I have tried different food mixes and such but nothing seems to make a difference.

 
Old 07-20-2001, 09:09 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 58
kdoubleu HB User
Re: Chronic Constipation

It may be hard to figure out an allergic food on your own. An allergist can test you for this. It will at least eliminate a possible cause if you have the testing done.

 
Old 07-20-2001, 05:38 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Canada
Posts: 3
yngguy HB User
Re: Chronic Constipation

good point.. have any ideas on fiber treatments what works best ect ect ?

 
Old 07-31-2001, 10:34 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 58
kdoubleu HB User
Re: Chronic Constipation

As far as fiber, I use the plain psyllium husk caps because the Metamucil-type supplements have things that I'm allergic to in them.

 
Old 08-07-2001, 05:13 PM   #7
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Posts: 0
ACSlater HB User
Re: Chronic Constipation

You know what!!! I've actually been taking taking psyllium husk seed capsules and they seem to help more then Metamucil type things ever did. I buy just the plain ole psyllium husk seed capsules at GNC. Ive been taking 4 caps in the morning and 4 after work at night. It seems that I'm having better movements then from before I took them. I can't stand Metamucil either, I don't like mixing that stuff up or anything. Also, the psyllium caps are easier to carry around and don't taste like anything. Actually, GNC has a whole section (in the store by my house) of digestive related supplements and stuff..check it out!!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Twisten~ questions about Crohn's disease & chronic pain luvmy5babes Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis 2 09-21-2011 10:25 PM
Severe Chronic Constipation JewelryJulie Bowel Disorders 26 06-08-2011 11:55 AM
Not Your Everyday Chronic Constipation ILoveOrganic777 Bowel Disorders 0 12-05-2008 10:48 PM
25 yo Male with Chronic Constipation and Motility Problems, any advice? peejee Digestive Disorders 2 03-08-2008 12:59 AM
Questions about Chronic Constipation and Vomiting elizabeth1968 Cerebral Palsy 5 01-18-2007 08:04 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



solofelix (24), flipfleury (19), Gugulimo (5), seabell (5), ladybud (4), JJ (4), gmak (4), puzzik79 (4), Meadowsweet33 (3), simone444 (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (997), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (832), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (745), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:40 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!