CT, I have tried each of those things at once time or another before the diet. And now that I am on the candida diet, it takes care of many of those anyway. My constipation (when it first showed up) was pretty sudden, like in a manner of days. It actually took me a few days to understand why I felt so yucky because it was never something I had ever had to think about.
I had the constipation starting in Feb and stopped taking my birth control in September. I only stopped it because I was getting serious about this diet and read that it was a good idea. Plus my insurance sucks…so that made it that much easier. I feel like I should go ahead and get myself checked out just to be safe. The fact that I have never had constipation at all my whole life makes me HOPE that there is something that other doctors have missed. If I could get the constipation taken care of…the rest of this journey would be much MUCH easier.
I take omega 3 pills on a regular basis. Also take some natural herbs that are for stress and unhappiness. Malabsorption could be as issue. I know my digestion is nowhere near what it used to be. I have the bitters that I haven’t tried too much. I think I will give those another try.
I noticed a long time ago (before the diet) that probiotics seems to help. At least they seem to help more than they hurt. Sometimes when I up the dose, a few days later gets a little rough.
That is very interesting about the acupuncture. I might have to see if I can find a place to do that here. If anything maybe it can give me some relief until I get further along and my digestion heals more.
I am so thankful for everyones advice and understanding with my gross issue. It’s nice to be able to share my frustration. I am going to give many of your suggestions a try and still continue to go to the doctor on Thursday. I don’t want to live like this for the rest of my life if I can help it. And it appears to be getting gradually worse, so I feel it best to get it checked out.
Hug back to you Jackie! 🙂