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Jamie lee
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   Posted 6/20/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
i suffer ibs with constipation bad trapped gas to
at the mo am having ricecrispes with rice milk but am so board with it and with constipation nil fiber to help what else can i have
i am sorry hate porridge to sorry am from uk thank you for help :-)

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   Posted 6/20/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Is porridge the same thing as oatmeal or cream of wheat or grits (made from corn)?

I don't know if it's available in the UK, but I really like bacon made from turkey. This is nowhere near as fatty or greasy as pork bacon, so I can eat it without problems. You can always make yourself a bacon sandwich on high-fiber bread. Personally, I like black pudding when I'm in England, but I don't know if your stomach can handle that. If you could, that and some eggs and some high-fiber toast. Maybe cooked fruit (raw fruit often causes more gas, especially apples). Stay away from bananas, because they are constipating. What about that old stand by, prunes and/or prune juice with your breakfast? And unless you are very lactose intolerant, yogurt is a good breakfast food. I like Fage, which is an imported Greek yogurt. I think it tastes better than American yogurts. You might also do the French breakfast of really strong coffee (a bit of a laxative) and bread with butter and/or all-fruit jam. Mmm, Irish loganberry jam. Costs like $8 for a small jar over here, which is absolutely crazy for jelly. Oh, I also read that the French are really into mineral waters because they are supposed to help with constipation. So maybe start your day out with a French mineral water?

What about switching cereal? Rice Crispies aren't high in fiber. Here in the US we have a lot of high fiber cereals; surely there's one over there.

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   Posted 6/21/2008 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
A highfiber bread toasted really helps me. I know we don't have the same brands but it you have the same requirments we do the fiber is on the package. Rice Krispies are probably the worst choice for cereal if you want fiber. Many health food cereals have fiber 6 and up. I had one that was 12 and it was do good but Trader Joe's discontinued it after I got everyone hooked on it. Spend some time looking at labels.

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   Posted 6/21/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried a supplement like Miralax. You can get it at most supercenters. It's very powerful though so be careful with your dosage. And if your taking other meds check with your doctor first. Miralax is safe because my two year old son had to take it for constipation. His doc said that he could take it for the rest of his life and it wouldn't hurt him. I hope you find something that works.
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   Posted 6/21/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I struggle with IBS-D (due to cancer, colon resection, possibly having my gall bladder out as well). One of the many things I tried, was a retraining of my bowels. My colon doc gave me a guidesheet to try. Her thinking was I'd have one big dump a day (like I used to before having part of my colon removed), not the numerous small ones I have now, all day long. Anyway, here's what I tried for breakfast each day:

Bowl of bran cereal (the high fiber type). You can add fruit for added fiber and/or taste.
1 or 2 tall glasses of water

After this, I drank citrus flavored Metamucil, in 4 ounces of water.

Next, I inserted a pediatric suppository. Since she knew I struggled with D, I think that's why she wanted me to try a mild suppository.

Well, I ended up being in the bathroom for 5 hours each time I ate and drank this way. It was all just too much. My doctor had hoped my gut would get used to this large amount of stool coming thru each morning and this in time would be the time of day I'd have #2's.

This routine did not work for me. But you could at least try the bran cereal. It's not bad. You have to chew a lot (this is the type cereal that comes in small boxes and each piece is about an inch long, dark brown, loads of fiber in this type).


Post Edited (Marsky) : 6/21/2008 12:39:52 PM (GMT-6)

Jamie lee
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   Posted 6/21/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you all for your help
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