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Help! Prunes are Killing Me.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Don't ask me why, but I ate about 10 prunes two weeks ago. Sort of the mindless snacking that can happen in moments of weakness.

Needless to say, the next 36 hours were an adventure, but it's now been almost two weeks and I'm still have intestinal issues. Is this normal? I've been strict Paleo for over 4 months, so I was thinking the fiber bomb was the issue, but after a week, I started to wonder if something else was going on.

It's a sudden, sharp cramping that necessitates moving to a bathroom with a sense of urgency. Any ideas as to what's happening, why, and when it'll stop?

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:35 PM

You've got a problem. Prunes are paleo and this is the season to consume them fresh off the tree.

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:32 PM

-1. Every food you named is a processed food which is properly Paleo yet were not eaten by our ancient ancestors. Prunes are ancestral food, and we're in the season of high availability. If you can't tolerate them I'd consider it to be a negative effect of eating a non-paleo diet.

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on August 29, 2012
at 11:31 AM

Having a reaction to prunes shouldn't last two weeks.

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Will do. Thanks. It hasn't been fun. I had no idea the effects would last so long after being Paleo for a while.

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on August 28, 2012
at 09:44 PM

10 prunes is also a sugar-bomb. Sudden, sharp cramping sounds something you should tell a doctor about if it doesn't go away in another week.

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:59 AM

I think you knocked something loose in there....

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on August 29, 2012
at 05:06 AM

That's weird. I kind of want to say that that's not normal for your digestion to be wonky a week later. But it is possible for some. You could have consumed some kind of mold.

I would stay away from all fiber for a bit and do GAPS intro for a week.

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on August 29, 2012
at 02:09 AM

Fight back, man!

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:24 AM

Wheeeee! Well, now you've learned your lesson and won't be doing that again. :)

Best to go easy on your system for a while... bone broths, home made yogurt/kefir/kombucha/kraut, maybe some jerky to help hold in some moisture.

Be sure to get plenty of minerals with your water and keep rehydrating.

6bce08b072e3cea49b292658b9d5d197

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Will do. Thanks. It hasn't been fun. I had no idea the effects would last so long after being Paleo for a while.

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:32 PM

-1. Every food you named is a processed food which is properly Paleo yet were not eaten by our ancient ancestors. Prunes are ancestral food, and we're in the season of high availability. If you can't tolerate them I'd consider it to be a negative effect of eating a non-paleo diet.

Ba09704971e33481f5716c4790648966

(1794)

on August 29, 2012
at 11:31 AM

Having a reaction to prunes shouldn't last two weeks.

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