Good Morning all,
I have a blog that is all about what I have (kidney transplant, knee replacement, Lupus...) and also children's conditions (Autism and ADHD/ADD) however, I have not the courage to discuss things like what the heck is that in the toilet!
Thank you so much for allowing me to find out about my poo without having to either pay a co pay or feel embarrassed that I was crazy, which although TBD is not something I wish to write about on my blog.
I have Systemic Lupus with kidney failure (I recvd a transplant in 07), RA, Fibromyalgia and Restless Legs. My Mother, her mother since passed, and her brothers and sister all have Crohn's and IBS so it was just a matter of time. Through my research into Autism, which led me to Gluten Free eating really does help also. If you research Gluten(protein in wheat), you will find a connection to all Auto Immune Diseases.
When I do not eat gluten, my poo is normal. My stomach does not hurt, my joints do not hurt and I do not get headaches. I also take a calcium supplement, Fish oil and flax seed oil supplements each day and use benefiber in my coffee. As long as this is all done (which is not as hard as is may sound), I feel great and my poo is more normal. DO NOT FORGET TO DRINK ENOUGH WATER!!
That too is not as hard as it sounds. Sometimes since I am a flight attendant but more so because I can get so involved in my work and this computer but not if I just do it. When you go to the bathroom, get a drink of water. When you go into the kitchen, get a drink of water. When you reach for that soda or coffee, have a drink of water first! Here's an idea...don't drink the soda in the first place! The regular kind is full of sugar, which messes with your digestion and the fake stuff is filled with fake sugar and preservatives, which messes with everything!
Have a great day and again thank you so much!!!!!