I have struggled with IBS-C for years (constipation, spasm and bloat), so this is nothing new, but the constipation has been so bad lately, so I'm just wondering if there is anything obvious here I'm doing wrong. Maybe I need more soluble fibre or less insoluble? I feel like I'm eating a ton of fat. I eat basically the same thing every day:
AM: liquid vitamin D, Enerex Osteo supplement (which is 1:1: calcium:magnesium - http://www.enerex.ca/en/articles/calcium-magnesium-silica-and-boron-their-combined-roles-in-maintaining-bone-strength), 2 ADHS, 1 ProBio SAP probiotic pill, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 slice bacon, 2 eggs, mushrooms and spinach sauteed in bacon fat
Lunch: 300 mg magnesium citrate 1 chicken thigh with skin, 1/2 cup brown rice, pre-soaked (I'm not attached to this. Naturopath is a fan, though, wants me eating it twice a day), 1/4 avocado, romaine lettuce, pumpkin seeds, olive oil and red wine vinegar, 2-3 tbsp coconut butter
Dinner: 300 mg magnesim citrate, 1 Probio SAP probiotic, grass-fed steak or lamb, or ground beef or lamb patty, horseradish mustard, tomato, 1 Bubbie's pickle, fried kale, beets or carrots roasted in coconut oil
Dessert: 1 cup frozen blueberries heated, 2-3 tbsp coconut oil, cinnamon, maybe some coconut or almond flour
Bedtime: 1 mg magnesium citrate, 50 mg elavil, 2.5 mg zopiclone, 5 mg melatonin (just cut down from 10)
I also have a huge issue with bloating (literally, ha) and trapped gas which is why I've been avoiding sauerkraut and other foods. Once I get gas, it takes days before it passes and is unbelievably uncomfortable.
I have posted a lot here about my gut issues so I'm sorry for repeating myself. Any ideas are welcome. I am spending hours in squat position trying to get things going. When my bowels do move, it's a very small amount, but it's not hard or dry. If I don't go every day I get massive pain and pressure, can't sleep etc.
I wrote to my naturopath this week, he said to just keep upping my magneisum but I'm taking around 1200 mg per day.... I might just go back to Natural Calm which gave me loose stools and a lot of post-BM cramping, but at least it kept me going.
As I mentioned in another post, I've had a lot of work stress lately which does make my gut worse, but the fact that it's just not moving at all seems indicative of something beyond stress.