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Thanks you two! I had been taking a probiotic, but I don't think that was doing the job on its own. I am actually going to lay off the psyllium while I'm juicing, just to be safe.
Meanwhile, gotta tell ya, this juicing is doing crazy stuff to me! Periods where I feel full of energy, but NO stamina. I also am feeling sick, thought I know I'm not. The other part is, when it is time to go ... it's time! I don't think I could do 5 days of this, let alone longer, but for now it does seem to be helping, but the side effects aren't comfy.
Anyone else with tricks or tips? (or just commiseration?)
I am just recovering from a wicked flare-up but I never thought to connect it to the change in the weather but that certainly could have something to do with it. I had severe gas pains and take charco-caps which works very well for me. I have to watch my diet because of the divertic and so I am constantly examining the foods allowed on the diet. I am trying some Glutino products and so far I have been able to eat their spinach pizza with a rice crust (no tomato) and their cookies. I am trying to limit gluten as much as possible. Hope this helps
I too have flare ups when the weather changes. I thought I was just odd! I also get a hollow feeling like I need to eat even though I have eaten and am in pain and bloated. It is the wierdest thing. Anyway my issues are constipation, gas, bloating and pain. When I have a flare up I lay off of fiber and gassy foods like broccoli and cabbage, etc. When I am not having issues, fiber is actually helpful for me but not during a flare up. That is about all I have for you.
I have noticed I seem to get attacks when the seasonal weather changes. Since, in the Northeast this has happened a LOT over the last month or so, I had been having some odd symptoms, like upper digestive feelings of cold and hollow even though I just ate! In any case, I did a day of juicing yesterday, instead of my standard chicken broth and jello, and it seemed to work well for me.
So, 2 questions:
1. Has anyone else had upper-GI issues like the ones I described?? (I'm usually a lower-GI issue person with IBS and Divertic.)
2. Has anyone else tried juicing to deal with seasonal flare ups? If not, what do you do to manage them? (If you even have seasonal flare ups.)
I appreciate any feedback I may get. No one I know has dealt with these issues, so I'm feeling kind of alone on this.