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Old 05-02-2017, 19:08   #1
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And I'm not talking about Gear Acquisition Syndrome which so many camera fiends like me seem to have....

I've had 4 days of unrelenting cramping and gas, and cannot seem to get rid of it. I'm currently drinking licorice tea which has fennel and some other stuff in it. A quick fix would be fabulous if anyone knows one. I'm blaming it on the cabbage I had the other night, for "noodles", but it may have begun before that, I cant recall now.

Just that absolutely *everything* I eat or drink, even filtered water, sets off a round of cramping and terrible pain (though warm herbal teas seem to help temporarily)

Anyone got any suggestions?

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Cabbage can definitely do that! Also, all fiber in general. Try cutting way back on plant foods containing fiber. That should do it.

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Cabbage 'cleans' me out pretty well too...but not for 4 days. That concerns me a bit. I am not sure drinking licorice tea is helpful, as anything I eat related to black licorice acts poorly on my gut.

When I have the problem you mention I take Imodium, it is an over the counter anti diarrhea drug here in the USA, following the instructions. It usually works right away. If you do not have that in Australia, any over the counter anti diarrhea drug should help. Beyond that I would go to the doctor if it lasts much longer, you can get very dehydrated when having this problem.

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Cabbage 'cleans' me out pretty well too...but not for 4 days. That concerns me a bit. I am not sure drinking licorice tea is helpful, as anything I eat related to black licorice acts poorly on my gut.

When I have the problem you mention I take Imodium, it is an over the counter anti diarrhea drug here in the USA, following the instructions. It usually works right away. If you do not have that in Australia, any over the counter anti diarrhea drug should help. Beyond that I would go to the doctor if it lasts much longer, you can get very dehydrated when having this problem.

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Be aware that Imodium AD has 20g of carbs per serving. That could add up and impossible if you are keto adapted.

I am amazed at everything that has carbs and sugar

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I would be concerned that if one doesn't have diarrhea and takes Imodium, that it would constipate one badly. It would for me. I usually only take 1/2 a tablet, or less at a time. The first time I took a full dose I was blocked up for 3 days. (I'll admit that my body can't take full dose of much of any medication.)

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I take Imodium only if I have cramping and diarrhea. 99% of the time, it does the trick. The minimal amount of carbs in that dose is pretty much irrelevant to getting over Diarrhea....when I get sick...my BS shoots up anyway, even if I am not eating....

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I don't have diarrhea, if anything I tend toward constipation. The problem seems to be settling a bit but I still get waves of cramping from time to time. Its just not as bad as it was when I originally posted. the herbal teas definitely helped, but so did the buscopan I bought the other night. I also got some movicol. I am now suspecting a mild gastroparesis. Everything needs to be moved OUT of my gut.

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I am now suspecting a mild gastroparesis.
I hope not, Sue. I do have a mild case but it doesn't give me gas pains. What happens for me is that food backs up in the stomach and doesn't go through the valve into the small intestines, or at least not very quickly. Eventually it does and the valve opens more. Not an every-day occurrence, thankfully!

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I am remembering one time a few years ago when I had severe gas pains and went to the ER. Turns out there was a virus going around at the time that caused it. A friend's daughter was hospitalized with it about the same time.

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