Is amitiza gluten free

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988694 tn?1332363079 I have been gluten free for 10 years. In order for your body to heal is to not eat any grains. Not even gluten free. Having a gluten free diet doesn't mean that you eat substitutes. You are stressing your body. So for 8 weeks you have to not eat any grains. Your instines have inflamation. So give your body a break. Yes it is hard, but you can eat pototoes, but start to eat vegetables as your carbs. ALso, if you feel it is a bit extreme, eat products that are not not rice based.
1458697 tn?1285635114 I get by with MiraLax or Amitiza plus the gluten-free diet. Oh, and I take magnesium citrate and use glycerin suppositories sometimes. You need to be tested before trying a gluten-free diet.
1821624 tn?1317251125 With gluten allergy/Celiac disease, you need to be eating gluten for the test to be accurate. If you quit gluten and feel better, then you will want to know if it is gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, so you would have to eat gluten for a few months again. This would cause you to feel even worse in my experience. So if I were in your shoes, I would get the food allergy testing done first. For symptomatic relief sooner from the constipation, try Miralax (or one of the generic forms).
2102085 tn?1350870245 so I did for couple days and wasnt bloated at all and then ate gravy this morning that my friend made and did not realize or really just not thinking that the flour is not gluten free.....and I have been in misery all day with gas...bloat ....pains from gas ....even took gas x and still no relief in my case it is totally the wheat causing me issues ....the mucus in my throat even thinned out to where I could sleep and not choke at night .....
5276842 tn?1365881896 I have experience of living gluten dairy free as my boys are both autistic and the oldest one was gluten dairy msg free for about a year it didn't really help very much and as he was a faddy eater we went back to a normal healthy diet. I didn't find it too much if a hassle to Follow this diet I cook most things from scratch anyway and just found a few changes were needed. I guess I just need to cut out gluten and see how it goes.
Avatar m tn Will keep your advice in mind during the surgery/no surgery decision process. Currently, do gluten free and keep dairy intake to a minimum.
1704915 tn?1357604854 I have seen 4 different doctors getting various opinions that range from a regular dr who put me on Amitiza low dose and when that didnt work recommended me to see a gi dr. That GI dr told me "oh its just IBS..nothing we can do for you." Then I went to the city to see a dr at a well known university hospital and they ran a million and one tests on me........... 1.) Sigmoidoscopy Result = hemmrhoids internal due to straining, some irritation and redness but biopsies say no cancer 2.
Avatar f tn I think the hardest things to get GF are medications, but it is also crutial. Being Celiac is not like being "Gluten Intollerent" You have to stick to the diet 24/7, 365 days a year, for the rest of your life. So that being said, the best advise that was given to me.........I will share! Start in your kitchen. Get rid of any pourous cutting boards, utensils, and pots and pans.
329994 tn?1301666848 Ok, this was our last visit to the gastro specialist. We got there today, he reads over my charts and asks me about the med he put me on, Amitiza. I told him I took it for 2 weeks, along with the Miralax and nothing happened. I did not go to the bathroom easier, nor did the bloating, fullness go away. So, he suggests that I go on an antibiotic that has a side effect of diarrhea. Huh? Ok, I understand he wants me to start going but an antibiotic, come on!
Avatar n tn Like people who are not absorbing their nutrients can be gluten intollerant. I would follow a gluten free diet and see if you have any changes. It took me 2 months off of gluten before I felt a difference. So it might be a long term change. After one year on this diet I can now take my supplements and feel a difference. It seems from what I read that gluten damages the lining of the intestines that absorb nutrients into the body.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately I have not been so strict with gluten free diet and that may be contributing to my current tummy troubles. Gluten free is not so difficult, you just stay away from processed foods.... you can use the gluten free alternatives (tinkyada etc), or use naturally gluten free options like sweet potato, potato, rice, etc. Gluten problems can affect people in many ways. Some people never have GI issues, they only have skin rashes.
899781 tn?1241909809 Celiac Disease - Gluten free for 3 years Bipolar - On lamictal for 3 years Sleep Disorder (Not OSA or Narcolepsy) Insomnia Chronic constipation Fatigue Urgency and Frequency Asymptomatic Bulging disc's at C5-C6, L4-L5, L5-S1 Asthma phx Vitamin D deficiency (20 meq/dL) GERD Concussion(s) - none recently No phx of migraines, seizures, stroke, encephalitis, meningitis, vision loss, TBI, Meds: Lamictal 300mg Qam for 3 years Pro-vigil 200 mg QD - TID Ambien Miralax Amitiza Prevacid Social Hx: P
974371 tn?1424656729 I have now lost 15+ pounds and don't seem to be able to eat much of anything. I am eating very bland food when I do eat, mainly gluten free cereal or oatmeal with Lactaid milk and soup and crackers. Cannot believe the test of my life will be like this. I am basically housebound and sick. Is this medication regime helpful? Any chance of recovery from this???
Avatar f tn He said I was also negative to gluten. However, I went on to continue a gluten free diet for 8 months just in case, when I got back on gluten nothing major happened, and therefore I don't think I have an actual celiac deficiency. This is my problem, in between diarrhea or very soft stool, versus constipation, I will wake up with a life altering, mind blowing stomach ache. It just sits there deep in the pit of my stomach. It is not cramps, it is just a severe ache.
Avatar n tn She was told to try gluten free and did not eat enough. then told she had bacteria, and mercury and with all of this would under eat which can be a cause of pain. all these diagnosis feed her disease of being picky about food. Are you picky about what you eat and eating small amounts. Its possible to feel guilty about food and make yourself sick. Or internalize Emotional Trauma which is different for all of us. I feel sick when im stessed out, i half to stop it or be sick.
Avatar n tn I feel like I am trying to find a needle in a haysack. I have tried the gluten free diet and it helps me with bloating some. I have been tested and I do not have Celasic disease. any suggestion would be so appericated. I have 3 kids and this is very hard on my family.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with celiacs about 7.5 months ago. I've been strictly following a gluten free diet. I mainly eat meat and other forms of protein, fruits, and vegetables. I feel like I go through the same cycle every day. I go to bed with a very bloated and tight stomach and I wake up and have to go to the bathroom right away. I don't have runny diarrhea but it's very thick, soft poop.
Avatar f tn After I became forceful, he agreed to perform a endoscopy to get a tissue sample. Two days later, it was confirmed that I had Celiac Spru and that a life time diet of gluten free would be necessary. I took it a spet further and have also eliminated lactose. I found that dairy prods were making my tummy ache as well. Lol and behold I started to feel better. All of my symptoms had pretty much gone away and I felt great except from the fact that I was still not using the bathroom.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease a few yrs ago and since that I have had very healthy bowels No constipation and No diahrria. Which I experienced both before following the gluten free diet. I follow it 100% and never cheat, its really just not worth it for me.
1264088 tn?1279484422 I chose to stop going to doctors after losing 25 lbs. I went on a gluten free/dairy free diet with no processed foods. I have tried several times to take myself off the amytriptalene and end up in the ER. I live with having no appetite and have to make myself eat--most of the time. I am taking probiotics and amitiza for chronic constipation. After 7 years, I am able to maintain, but my quality of life is sorely affected.
Avatar n tn the one I bought is dairy free..gluten free and I think someone told me you take 500mg per 50lbs your body weight so I take basically 3 pills before I go to bed..but I would'nt do that if you're on antidepressants of course..and you still need a diagnosis but something to think about.
660974 tn?1248276268 The really active component is free T3, which is T3 that is not bound up with carrier proteins. That is why I always suggest that free T3 is the most important test, followed by free T4 and then TSH. This is a direct quote from a site about thyroid. "Triiodothyronine (T3) is a thyroid hormone that circulates in blood almost completely bound (]99.5%) to carrier proteins. The main transport protein is thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG).
Avatar n tn Bro this sounds like coliac. Live a gluton free life. Stay far from oats. What is happening is your immune system hates grains so it attacks your intestines everytime you eat grain. Have lots of faith in God because ultimately he is the only one that can cure you fully.
Avatar n tn Very active, eat well am now dairy free and gluten free as result of trying to figure out why I am back to how I was before menopause. Since starting Bio identical hormones can not go without help. Tried smooth move, magnesium, am taking pro biotic daily, used to take something called super dieters tea which worked now it's not working as well.
Avatar f tn In case you decide to seek colon surgery (total colectomy??) I underwent this operation about six years ago - but for different reasons i.e. torrential diverticular bleeding. In response to another Medhelp patient's question, I posted my experience on:- You may like to print this off and ask your surgeon whether he/she agrees with my own observations as a basis for your decision to/not to undergo surgery.
1704915 tn?1357604854 I finally got set up with a ENT surgeon colleague that did allergy testing on me and I had sensitivities and allergies to everything. I went gluten free in 2011 this helped with the rash, but the GI sxs continued. My PCP kept telling me it was allergies, he put me on anti-depressants, allergy medication, and medications for GERD. I continued to have the debilitating pain, bloating, constipation, weight gain of 20 lbs in less than a year nausea and vomiting.
Avatar f tn the last three weeks my stomach is bubbly and i feel like it's diarreah but when i go to the bathroom nothing comes out. and i vomitt very bitter greenish/yellowish stuff. i am always surrounded by flies or nets or some other insect. i have lost a husband, two jobs and was told that i need to get this taken care of before i come back to church. i have had my colon checked. after i had a bm (hard or diarreah) take a shower for sometime an hour.
Avatar n tn I recently lost 28 lbs and it seems the healthier I try to eat, the more terrible I feel. My doctor is even confused. I am currently taking Amitiza for the constipation and Donnatal for the cramping, but those don't help for my current pain (it gets really bad!). How am I suppose to lose weight and get healthy if it's turning my insides out? HELP!
Avatar n tn I have experienced on 4 occasions in the last 6 years a rather weird Diarrhoea attack which really is painful and scary. Here is a description of what occurs. 1. Sudden abdominal pain which increases in intensity over a short time. The same sensation one might get when they are about to get Diarrhoea. 2. I go to the toilet and try excreting whatever wants to come out.