I know for some the subject of bowel
movements and constipation is still an embarrassing subject, but also one that can be top of the list of troubling symptoms for many.
This is something that has bothered me for many years, even before diagnosis. Sometimes it has been so bad I have bled. I have tried Movicol, Senna, Fibrogel and docusate. I’ve tried various doses of each and mixed them up a bit too. They have had no effect for me. I tried a high fibre diet and that too failed. I really prefer to not take medications wherever possible and have been trying out various things. I have now found something that works for me and wanted to share in case it helps anyone else. The reason for constipation is different for all of us, so no promises, but worth a try.
Everyday for breakfast I have:
One dessert spoon (larger than tablespoon) of Super Linseed from Aldi
Two desert spoons of ready brek
I mix that with 2/3 of a bottle of Biotiful Kefir yogurt drink.
One small handful of blue berries and 6 or 7 raspberries.
Mix all together and then pour the rest of the Kefir on top.
You can eat it straight away or make the night before and pop in the fridge.
You can’t warm it up or you will kill the good gut bacteria in the Kefir. I also don’t have a hot drink 45 mins or after for the same reason.
I don’t know if it also helps, but I have a mug of cocoa every night with a little Options Mint Chocolate to sweeten it up a bit.
I now go relatively easily almost every day. The relief is amazing, both physically and mentally.