am in so much pain

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Jamie lee
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   Posted 3/9/2009 2:55 AM (GMT -7)   
i cant do this constipation any more and bloating i have haveing the eating for ibs diet with lots oats but it wasn't helping me go the loo i was bloated
so last night i took benefiber and had bran flakes my belly's like a rock to day and so bloated and feel so ill and i have been a little bit but cant cope with the pains and bloating constipation is making me so ill and down i just want to die

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   Posted 3/9/2009 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Jamie Lee - I read the ostomy board here on the Healing Well site and sometimes post there. Here's a topic that might interest you:

I hope you find relief soon.
Marsky/Mary's story.....
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening

All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!

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   Posted 3/9/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Without sufficient water and oils in your diet, eating more fiber can actually increase your constipation, can definitely result in bloating and can definitely result in cramping and pain. It was a vicious cycle I rode for far too long.
Short term for the pain, drink warm (fresh) ginger tea, warm lemon water, or plain warm water (all of these without sugar). After it has settled in for a while, lay on the floor with your legs on a chair (90 degrees at your hips and 90 degrees at your knees). Breath slowly, with very gentle massaging of your abdomin. This should help to calm the cramps and help to release some of the bloat causing gas.
When I get badly constipated I am careful to not pack more food on (small, warm, moist meals), but increase the water and oils for a couple days (sesame, olive, flaxseed oils are very good). You could begin experiencing relief within a day, but likely it will be a couple before you really feel the benefits.
Watch the fiber. Flax oil is a good source of gentle fiber, plus the oil minimizes the drying affect fiber can sometimes have. Otherwise oat bran, psylium powder, and similar fibers can be improved by sauteeing them in oil before eating them in a meal (I do 2 parts oil to 1 part fiber). This minimizes the potential for cramping that can come with eating fiber, which is partly due to its coarseness, partly due to the gas created by the bacteria that are having difficulty digesting it.
Make sure you are getting plenty of water with any fiber you take. If you put a teaspoon of psylium powder into an 8oz glass of water it will thicken to the point of not flowing. Imagine what happens when insufficient water is provided. You can almost make concrete with it. Drink plenty of water, room temperature at the the most, but warm is even better. Cold water will interfere with digestion, and that is not desirable when your constipated.
Long term; learning what and how to prepare food that works best for you could minimize your challenges and possibly help you avoid losing any part of your digestive organs.
I have had some good results from what I have learned over the past couple of years (after a couple of decades of experiencing, what you have described, too many times to remember). I am happy to provide more info if you would like, just ask.
And, certainly, be in contact with your doctor to avoid any potential serious consequences from your current situation
Constipation triggers for me include, dairy (esp. cheese), beef, minerals (calcium, iron), too much dry food (crackers, bread,) bananas
Cramping and bloating triggers include, tart or astringent foods (cranberry, pomegrante juice), tomato skins and seeds, strawberry seeds, grape skins, dry fiber (granola bars)
Hope you find relief soon!

James l
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   Posted 3/11/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
try some probiotics like enzymatic pearls. they helped my mom with bloating and shes been bloating free for sometime now with better digestion rate.
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.

10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. still crapping out yeast.

On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, garlic, aloe vera

in semi remission

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