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    Old 02-25-2021, 07:42 AM   #1
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    Bloating, constipation for years

    Hello, I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on what is wrong with me. All doctors tests are normal. Off and on for about 30 years i have had the following. Out of the blue my stomach would bloat big time, I cannot go number two, instead I get clear or white mucus, then after 4-8 days I go all at once and it looks very healthy. I'll be fine for days, then it repeats. I've tried gluten free, low fat, low carb, probiotics, fiber. I can't seem to beat it. Also I tend to get acid reflux after its been with me for awhile. I'm also going on treadmill for 35 minutes most days. Nothing works, it just seems to have to work its course. Anybody have any ideas?

     
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    Old 02-25-2021, 09:52 AM   #2
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    Re: Bloating, constipation for years

    Hi...what are the tests that you've had done?

    What in general is your daily intake of food at this point?

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    Old 02-28-2021, 06:43 PM   #3
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    Tests: all blood/allergy tests. Colonoscopy and the other one with tube down the throat. Diet: Have gone gluten free last 4 months, thought it helped but now digestive system as bad as it has been. Also no dairy. I have just started increasing fiber through fruit, metamucil, to new to say how that us going. Also I'm a chocoholic so I'm trying to give that up.

     
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    Old 03-01-2021, 09:36 AM   #4
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    Are you eating any veggies and protein, and what do you generally eat for meals? What are you drinking?

    Did your doc mention IBS?

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    Probably ibs-c I've been told. Though not sure. I've started drinking two glasses of metamucil a day, low sugar grape juice and water. Eat the regular three meals a day, have added fruit but very little vegetables, just don't like them. Been ok for last 4 days, besides reflux, just waiting to eat that one bad food to set it all off again. Then it's pain, bloating, not going except mucus for 5-6 days or longer.

     
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    Re: Bloating, constipation for years

    Hi neddyflanders! Could it be a reaction to a household chemical? Can you relate your constipation and bloating to a specific activity involving a chemical cleaner, laundry detergent, clothes softener?

    I'll get a similar reaction after I use a lawn pesticide. If I am not careful and I come into contact with pesticide dust, I'll suffer from bloating, cramps and constipation for around three days.
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    Neddy...
    You say drinking metamucil...is it the flavoured one?
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    Re: Bloating, constipation for years

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    You say drinking metamucil...is it the flavoured one?
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    Orange with real sugar. Though I just started drinking this a week ago. Have had problems for about a month. Only time in last 20 years I didn't have it was when I exercised myself to exhaustion every day.

     
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    Exercised to exhaustion sounds scary.

    Look into the low fodmap diet...its possible that might help.

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