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HELP-Cambridge Bars query......

#1
Ok so I had my 1st peanut bar yesterday (which was lovely) but god am io suffering for it today.

I have had terrible trapped wind and am badly constipated as well,has anyone else had similar problems after eating a bar?

I broke it into about 10 pieces and ate it over 1/2 hr or so at my desk in work. Also made sure I drank lots of water inbetween each piece so not sure why I am suffering so much today.

Tummy is so swollen I look like I am 6 mths pregnant again.

All advice and problems shared is appreciated.
 
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#2
sadly some people do find that the bars cause trapped wind.
i would try some hot peppermint tea to ease the symptoms, and maybe a soak in a hot bath, massaging ur tummy to help move the wind.
if u have any deflatine or similar i would also consider that.
trapped wind can be a pain but will usually work its way out with a little gentle persuasion.
hope u feel better soon
 
#3
one more thing, it is unusual to my knowledge for the bars to cause constipation. in fact its the one part of cd that can cause the opposite.
have u been constipated for a while? and are u taking regular fibre supplements?
 
#4
Peanut bars are nice but can have these effects. I tend to have one and simultaneously take a Windeze capsule. Sorts out the problems very nicely, and leave you free to enjoy the Snickers-like sensation of the bar.

Re constipation, try Fibre 89 or psyllium husks. BUT not until you've been and need to restore some regularity to avoid a next time! Drink more water until you go and then take preventive measures like fibre.
 
#5
Thanks ladies for the advice.

Cheryl-did try the massage thingy when in the ladies loo in work but it wasn't budging.

Miss pinky- I suffered badly last week and for 2 days took fibergel,then 2 days on lactulose and after that failed i took 2 tablets for constipation and that got things moving within 10 hrs.
Problem is i haven't been since so have now had to take another 2 tablets so am waiting for them to take effect now.
Thinking I may have a few swigs of lactulose each day just to keep me regular as before cd i have been known to go as long as 9 days between going so it really is normal for me to not go often. (well if you can class that as normal) lol
 
#6
are u taking fibre89 everyday?
i had to leave cd last year as a result of letting the constipation get so bad i was made to leave by my doctor. i didnt go at all for 15 days and had the threat of doctor sending me to hospital to be 'manually evacuated' :eek:. i didnt like the sound of that very much. lol
so , this time round im hitting it head on and leaving nothing to chance.
 
#7
Ewww don't like the sound of that at all Cheryl,think i just need to keep taking the lactulose daily and the tablets if it gets bad again.
Am feelin a little better now but still only going a little prob once a week so think i'll chat to CDC about this at next WI.
Thanks for the advice and for sharing you experience with me xx
 

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#8
I suffered really badly with constipation. I have resorted to one dulcolax tablet once a week and that has sorted me out. I found two tablets gave me TERRIBLE tummy cramps. As I have a bar every day, and two tetras, I think it will be an ongoing problem although drinking lots of water does help.
 
#9
I know what you mean guru,I am trying to limit how many bars i have in a week to 3 really and only use tetras if i am out and about.
Thats the tablets i have but as i work 3 days a week i dont like to take and form of laxative when im due to work.
Hate going toilet in public so constipation has always been a problem for me anyway.
Think i will just have a swig of lactulose each day and hope that works. x
 
#10
Think i will just have a swig of lactulose each day and hope that works. x
Just as a warning and someone feel free to correct me if i'm wrong but lactulose is pure sugar and can interfer with the diet....I THINK!!! I was prescribed this, read the ingredients and went onto Dulcolax. I only ever have it on the weekend as i'm funny about public toilets too but 1 tablet should be enough to loosen you but not give you the cramps!

Hth hun
xx
 
#11
i swear by movicol keeps me regular during ss and no pain or discomfort at all
i`m still to try the bars but others have said they can cause cramps i suppose its the solids hitting the stomach and your tummy isn`t used to it
 
#12
Just as a warning and someone feel free to correct me if i'm wrong but lactulose is pure sugar and can interfer with the diet....I THINK!!! I was prescribed this, read the ingredients and went onto Dulcolax. I only ever have it on the weekend as i'm funny about public toilets too but 1 tablet should be enough to loosen you but not give you the cramps!

Hth hun
xx
ur right lizz, lactulose is pure sugar as it is a syrup.
my doctor tried prescribing that to me last year as i had it a few years back but i rung cambridge and they advised against it saying it would probably knock me out of ketosis and may restrict my losses.
they actually adviced a suppository but i didnt go for that either :jelous:.
i dont understand why people arent using fibre everyday to be honest. everyone is adviced to use fibre89, fibresure or benefibre to prevent constipation and all u do is throw a teaspoon of it (it is tasteless) into a cup of water/tea/coffee once a day
 


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