GI issues

By Gwen214 Latest Reply 2013-03-19 23:18:06 -0500
Started 2013-03-14 17:51:44 -0500

I've read somewhere on someone's post, that carbs make their GI system go crazy, I have this issue too. What over the counter colons cleanse is safe for diabetics? I've seen a doctor and he gave me prescription strength laxative to take 2 times a day, but I may need a cleanse as well.

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Gwen214 2013-03-19 20:59:26 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed with a disorder, I'm unable to eat meat. The only protein source is dairy and Whey. Also, have to watch my dairy intake. I have acute lactose intolerance. ..

tojoluvr 2013-03-19 20:21:31 -0500 Report

I take 3-4 milk of magnesium tablets every night or I can't have a movement. It works for me. My friend eats 1/2 cup of ALL BRAN and 5 prunes every day and it works great for her but it didn't faze me. I use to drink Metamucil but after a few years didn't work for me. Then I tried Mira lax. I guess it depends on what kind of constipation you have. I mean is the stool really hard and dry and that’s why you’re having a problem passing it, or is it a "mobility" problem as mine is. It's not that its do dry and hard I can't pass it it is because it just doesn't want to MOVE. I have Gastroparesis which was diagnosed by a hida scan. Stool softeners are worthless to me. This is a crappy subject but needs to be discussed. lol

Gwen214 2013-03-19 20:41:31 -0500 Report

I appreciate your input.. And no pun intended with the crappy subject…LOL. Too funny. Yeah, my food intake changed, and the consistency of my stool changed. I'm stopped up, has to do with the stress I'm going through. Ugh! The laxative is working a little, and I've been taking fiber gummies. They took X-rays and Its just stuck. I have to start exercising again, I don't do because, I've been hitting too many blood sugar lows. It's a catch 22 situation here… Need to find that balance.

jayabee52 2013-03-19 20:55:14 -0500 Report

have you tried drinking hot water? I have a 93 y y (years young) friend who drinks a hot water every day. No tea, or coffee, just a hot water. She says it is to keep her "moving" every day.

About the lows, are you eating enough protein?

Set apart
Set apart 2013-03-15 05:19:01 -0500 Report

Gwen this is weird because I have the same issues. I suffer a lot from constipation and have to take laxatives at least 2 times a week. In my case part of the culprit is that I am on iron which is prescribed, causing havoc on my system!!!! I've tried matamucil, sugar free doesn't do anything for me. Another problem I have is that I am a home visitor, so have to limit my liquid intake because I don't like borrowing people's bathrooms, or always using public bathrooms. I try to drink more water in the evenings, but also don't want to be up all night since I do have problems sleeping sometimes.

GabbyPA 2013-03-15 01:17:06 -0500 Report

It may not be carbs as much as it could be grains. I don't know of any cleanse products that are "safe" for diabetics. They all involve some kind of fasting I believe. I would talk to your doctor some more. I can't imagine a laxative would be helpful for any kind of cleaning.

I asked my doctor once about doing one, but he didn't recommend it.

jayabee52 2013-03-14 18:58:52 -0500 Report

So, Gwen, since you have been Rx'd a laxitive I couild guess that you are having constipation? Could you be having Irratible Bowel Syndrome (IBS) "C" (constipation)? I am a member of the IBS sister site to DC. I have IBS "A" as mine has fluxuated between Constipation and having Diarrhea ("D") but now since I have been on Iron pills and on Iron injections through the dialysis machine I tend to be more "C" as well.

That being said, it is my opinon that "colon cleanses" are not necessary and may even be dangerous to anyone.

When colon cleanse is discussed there are two things potentially being discussed. One would be colonic irrigation, and another would be a herbal or chemical which gives laxitive like effects.

What your Dr Rx'd to you is in essence a colon cleansing agent. (I had to take one to clean me out for a colonoscopy — a lot of fun - NOT!)

So when you speak of a cleanse, do you mean a colonic irrigation, enema or something else?

I looked up colon cleanse and found this from Mayo here ~

Another thing you need to consider that if you get your GI tract cleansed, you will need to recolonize your gut with good bacteria which assists your food to digest further and be absorbed by your intestinal tract. Otherwise you'll probably have conitnued GI issues.

I pray you get it resolved successfully


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