Hi. I am new to this chat room . I stumbled upon this as I was looking for insight to my question. I had a subtotal colectomy in Dec 03 and I had many surgeries since then. However, 2007 was the 1st year I have made it through with zero surgeries!!! My question for yall is this: Has anyone ever tried to Flax Seed (milled) and had horrible cramping and gas pains from it?
This past weekend was terrible. I tried the milled flax seed in a smoothie on Thur and Fri... starting Thurs night, I became so sick!! The cramping and gas (that would NOT come out) continued on all weekend until yesterday. I almost went to the emergency room. The only thing I new to do was to increase my intake of my perscription laxative. I know... I had my colon removed and still have to drink a prescription laxative everyday!!!! So, I drank 6 glasses of it... and that did the trick. I am not sure if it was the flax seed... that is the only thing that I added to my diet.
Has anyone ever experienced this before? I was 22 yrs old when I had my subtotal colectomy performed... so this is all still new to me. Thanks in advance for your replies.