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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Suggestion for Constipation Issues Due to GP

This was suggested by an anonymous source on GASTROPARESIS and I thought it was intriguing enough to share. I would love for people to comment on this entry to let me know if it worked for them.

If you're like me, you can't really go to the bathroom because nothing really stays down. However, sometimes, food does empty and get through that leads to miserable pain because it doesn't move. Here is a tip to make your life easier.

NOTE: Be sure that if you do this, you stay close to a bathroom to avoid emergencies. Also, remember NO TWO GPers are a like, this may work for some while others may not be able to handle the acid from the lemon.

Anonymous writes,

"I wanted to write this privately because I don't want everyone else on my feed reading anything about my bathroom habits, but I just had to tell other GPers something that has made a huge huge HUGE difference for me.

I know not everyone with GP has this problem, but for those that can't go to the bathroom regularly (I can only go a couple times a week) and thus ends up with the extreme abdominal pain... they should try lemon water. Seriously. I have a well so I use tap water, but I just pour a mason jar full of water and squeeze in a whole lemon. Only a few sips in and you'll need to run to the bathroom, even after not having been able to go for days. I keep it with me all day, taking a few sips at a time. The pain... my god it was instantly alleviated. No laxatives, no medications, no anything that hurt my stomach more. Just water and lemon I would suggest using organic lemons because they contain more nutrients, but I'm sure it will work either way. I'm so incredibly happy, I might even go take the dog for a walk in the sun in a little bit.

Also, just wanted to mention that I've tried this a few times now and it's worked EVERY time. Such a huge relief. Although I will mention... do this only if you're going to be near a bathroom for a while!

Hope this helps someone like it has for me."

Please share your experiences if you try this. I'm curious to see if it helps!

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