My boyfriend and I recently moved from Delaware back home to Florida. Since we've been back, we have definitely slipped out of eating paleo, but are trying to head back that direction. My boyfriend has been having very severe lower stomach pain (seems to be in the colon area). Now he has told me certain foods or beverages can make it worse or better, but it is always there. Pepto bismol has helped, but he doesn't want to live on that. I've been able to get him to take probiotics just for the last day or two, as well as trying to have him eat more ferments (I figured probiotics couldn't hurt). But it hasn't helped yet.
He's been having the pain for just over a week. There are definitely food triggers like fried foods and alcohol, and when we eat better it's not as bad. I'm not sure if it's just stress colitis or what.
However, he has been under a lot of stress since we've been back (job, school, money, etc). I'm trying to find out if there's anything (besides just going back paleo) that could help his stomach faster. Is it more likely stress or food reactions, or a combination? Like I said, we're headed back to eating paleo, but it would be nice if there were some remedies that could help quickly since he's in so much discomfort.
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on July 01, 2012
at 07:18 PM
first off, pepto bismal isnt a good thing to be on long term because it has aspirin in it and causes issues with the liver .....if needed immodium is safer/yes you can take this daily for years and not have issues.
If he's not use to fermented foods he can also react to these as well (die off symptoms)...same with probiotics...always a good idea to work up from a small amount of either/both over time (increase amt every 3 days if tolerated...1tsp fermented juices, working up to 1 TB then add the veggies in there if tolerated) same with probiotics
Bone broths might help sooth his colon, restrict him to long boiled chicken and meats in the bone broths and only carrots, pumkin/squashes, again well boiled....this really can calm things down.
high fiber veggies can cause discomfort as well, he might need to calm the system first then add them back in (ie: broccoil, cauliflower, cabbage)
on July 01, 2012
at 04:30 PM
Perhaps some time eating paleo (sans his trigger foods) would provide healing time for the gut? I have IBS and have terrible pain associated with it. When I eat off my usual plan for any length of time it comes back. It takes a little time back on the straight and narrow for the pain to resolve. I think the fermented food would help a lot with gut healing as well as staying away from all the other known gut irritants.
on August 26, 2014
at 03:44 AM
get some kefir, drink a 1/2 cup after every meal. solves 90% of stomach problems.
on March 29, 2013
at 10:46 AM
Colon pain may be caused by several things, starting from serious to gentle to minor. However, colon pain should be addressed so as to act early any condition that might lead to serious issues.
Colon pain ought to never be unnoticed. though you'll typically expertise pain for a minor reason, the pain also can be the harbinger of one thing being seriously wrong. There area unit many alternative conditions which may cause colon pain, together with colon infections, colon constipation, and colon cancers.