In November we went gluten free and things have gotten much better. However recently he has experienced what we thought was diarrhea. It turns out he's impacted and poop has been leaking around the impaction, or at leat that's the GI's current theory.
We're on the 3rd day of a colon cleanse to break up the impaction (3 caps of Miralax daily) and he's finally passing an appreciable amount. (The 1st day he only had 2 small bms. Similar situation day 2.) Now the bms are very gritty, and I'm wondering if the "grit" is the impaction breaking up - it looks like ground peanuts. Anyone btdt?
I'm also wondering if anyone has had success in maintenance after a cleanse. The MD wants us to use Miralax daily, but I hate to go on a daily medication. I was thinking of trying probiotics and an aggressive amount of daily flax oil as maintenance, but I'm not sure if that's enough. I don't want to end up with another impaction.
(Note- He does not eat processed foods, has 3-4 oz. of prune juice daily, eats an incredible amount of fruit -especially berries, consumes only whole grains although not much since he's gluten free, and eats at least 1 veggie each day... I guess I'm saying diet probably isn't the issue)