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I want my morning poo back!

Commented on October 12, 2013
Created October 11, 2013 at 6:23 PM

I've always had constipation issues but the doodie used to be an early morning thing (within 20 minutes to 2 hours of waking) - to the extent that if I missed it I probably wouldn't go that day.

For some reason that all changed and it could come any time of day now but usually later in the morning (at work around 9:45). At first I thought this was a good thing - more flexibility and finally not shy to go at work. The problem is that now I rarely go on weekends (busy mid-morning) and pretty much never go when traveling (again, early morning would be just about the only non-public-toilet opportunity) and even during the work week, well, work can be stressful and I often miss my chance.

Any good tips for forcing my rhythm back to the old morning-or-nothing pattern without stimulant laxatives? Morning seems right for most people, myself included.

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on October 12, 2013
at 01:24 AM

zero rice for me. rice is binding, something my mom used to give me if i had loose stools. i sure ate plenty of it pre paleo.

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on October 12, 2013
at 12:53 AM

Thanks samc. I've seen improvements since starting paleo but have recently had a bad relapse. I was starting to think I should eat lots of fruit again, but maybe I'm having trouble with dairy. Also, for the past week or so I've gotten most of my starch from rice and really miss my potatoes. Do you do rice much? The toughest part is patience because when it gets like this you just want it out NOW but recovery takes a lot longer than relapse...

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on October 11, 2013
at 10:41 PM

I wish it were that simple. I usually respect your curt humor but this one is uncalled for.

This is a very real problem I've struggled with for many years. I'd like to think PaleoHacks is a place I can speak freely and openly about it without jokes at my expense. It can lead to chronic abdominal discomfort, dangerous appetite loss, nausea, hard and irregularly shaped stools, and can become a serious burden to my daily life and exclude me from otherwise normal activities.

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on October 11, 2013
at 06:25 PM

edit - I was correctly chastised and removed my original post. No offense intended.

I suggest relaxation as I've noted your dietary changes might not be doing what is needed. I've removed most dairy, added probiotics and increased starch and for the most part have much less issues in that area.

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on October 11, 2013
at 10:41 PM

I wish it were that simple. I usually respect your curt humor but this one is uncalled for.

This is a very real problem I've struggled with for many years. I'd like to think PaleoHacks is a place I can speak freely and openly about it without jokes at my expense. It can lead to chronic abdominal discomfort, dangerous appetite loss, nausea, hard and irregularly shaped stools, and can become a serious burden to my daily life and exclude me from otherwise normal activities.

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(624)

on October 12, 2013
at 12:53 AM

Thanks samc. I've seen improvements since starting paleo but have recently had a bad relapse. I was starting to think I should eat lots of fruit again, but maybe I'm having trouble with dairy. Also, for the past week or so I've gotten most of my starch from rice and really miss my potatoes. Do you do rice much? The toughest part is patience because when it gets like this you just want it out NOW but recovery takes a lot longer than relapse...

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