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Sue45

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Thanks to IBS, MS & now being unable to eat fruit due to (I think!) IC I suffer with constipation.
My GP prescribed Movicol which irritates my bladder, the next thing I tried was Ortisan fruit cubes which I was ok with but they sometimes work just a bit too well!
I found out from the MS Society message board that linseeds are good for this but after using them for a few days my bladder has started to flare so it's back to square one at the mo!  I suppose I'll have to let things settle & then give them another try to see if they are the cause of the problem but it's looking like more than a coincidence to me!
Has anyone else used linseeds & had this problem?
Any other ideas welcome.
Thanks folks!!

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Sonia

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I eat beetroot every day - that definitely helps to keep things moving! If I don't I have to resort to senna.
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Gig

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Can you eat plenty of vegetables?  I find that daily chickpeas or lentils are very good.
JB

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Hi Gig

How do you eat your chickpeas and lentils - never ever tried them but suffer badly from constipation.



Gig

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i buy hummuus and eat some almost daily- though be careful as some are very lemony- you could always make your own (loads of recipes around) or I make a lentil and carrot soup- leave out onions as they don't agree too well.
Sue45

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Thanks for your replies... I hadn't thought of beetroot as I've been known to flare after eating this, but I now realise that's probably got more to do with the vinegar it's been soaked in.
Never tried hummus, I'll have to do that but will check the ingredients carefully.
I've been trying to find ways of sorting this problem out without affecting my husband & son's diets any more than I already have.
Wouldn't it be nice just to be normal & able to eat & drink what we like without having to worry about the consequences?!

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Hi Sue, just wanted to add if you are on any anticolinergic it is quite hard solving constipation through diet. Well i have never managed it.

I was eating 15 fruit and veg a day, sprinkled linseed's on my porridge and was still constipated. A hi fibre diet seemed to make me worse as you really need to drink lots of water, all that water just irritated my bladder so it seemed like a vicious circle. 

To be honest i never tried beetroot or humus so well worth trying those suggestions.

Hope you can get on top of you problem as i didn't and am now paying badly with dreadful stomach problems. Got gp appointment tomorrow so hoping they can help me.

Best wishes May
Gig

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May- did the fruit never irritate your bladder?  I just wish I could eat fruit.

The other thing is exercise- your guts do  need exercise in order to get moving- if you take no exercise at all, then this might be a factor.  You  need to have a brisk walk of at least 20 minutes every day, and drink plenty too.

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May- did the fruit never irritate your bladder?  I just wish I could eat fruit.

I found water worse, I don't know if the fruit affected me, i don't think it did however some days i think perhaps! Guess I'll never know! A painful bladder has never been to much of a problem, just terrible frequency, urgency and incontinence that drive me insane. Medication help to a degree but obviously cause other problems like the constipation, don't have the answers i guess we all have to struggle and find our own.

Yes walking is excellent but didn't help me either, i was still constipated. Until recently I walked everyday, however can't do that now as my stomach is causing me so many problems. Seen GP this morning she thinks it a peptic ulcer and wants me to go for camera but i don't, I'm fed up with it all!

Sorry sue i have hogged you post, good luck in getting things sorted.
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Sue45

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Thanks for your contribution to this, May, and no problem with hogging my post, I enjoy a good debate, lol!
I hope you get your stomach problems sorted soon.


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Hi sue, you must be a girl after my own heart. I have found one cure for constipation, stress! My doctor stressed me out soooooo much this morning that i have had diarrhea alllllllll afternoon. I've just told her i had no problem with my bowels as well, i think she must have cursed me!


I feel really guilty now as i know she was trying to help by insisting on further tests but i declined. I really don't want any more test, she has given me another course of lansoprasol, hopefully it will help my poorly stomach! Given up on the rest of my body it's just not worth it.

God luck with the constipation thing, by the way you can ground linseed's down into a powder with a coffee blender. I use to sprinkle it on my porridge etc. Didn't help me but might help you!
best wishes May
Sue45

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Hi May,
My GP's surgery have been stressing me out over some other issues but it's not done anything for my constipation!!
Things were ticking along nicely when I tries linseeds & I thought I'd found an acceptable answer, but then my bladder flared so I stopped & now it's settled again.
I suppose I should try them again to be sure that was the cause, but I don't want to risk another flare at the mo.
I hope you feel better soon!

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Hi Sue, perhaps best to try the hummus as gig says rather then flaring up over the linseed's. Alternatively see if you can get hold of a Gillian mckeith's book, she loves examining peoples stools I think I remember when I borrowed a friends book they had something in there about natural remedies for constipation.

Good luck May
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Hi,

I find 'Dulcolax' tablets work well for me and don't affect my ic at all.  I have recently tried the new Senokot dual relief tablets but they worked too well! the Dulcolax is more natural.

Good luck,
Alison
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Prunes!  Can you eat prunes without them affecting your bladder?  You honestly only need to eat one or two - they're a natural diuretec - my mother does this whenever she has constipation (though she doesn't have IC so I'm not sure how prunes affect IC) - also have to agree with the walking bit - moving around gets things into action but if you're in pain from the constipation, obviously you'll need something that works faster!

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