I’ve been RRARFing for about a week now and have gotten steadily more constipated. I cannot seem to have a bowel movement even though I feel an urge to go. It’s been about 3 days and I feel as bloated as ever. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I’ve been eating a lot of starchy foods like sweet potatoes and rice and trying to eat a good ratio of veggies, starch and meat at each meal. Why am I so constipated and is there a way to loosen up my stools?
Another problem I’ve been having is I’m always extremely thirsty. I’ve become even more thirsty since starting this. It’s like I have no spit production. Please help! I’m feeling so uncomfortable with all this bloating going on and constant thirst.
Hey there — are you satisfying your thirst? If so, that might makes things less dry. Matt says that low sodium levels can sometimes give the false impression of thirst, but in all my experiences with IBS stuff, drinking fruit juice has really helped me along the path toward better poops.
Obviously I am not you, and we are all different, but my experience when I initially started refeeding was similar. I was backed up and thirsty all the time. For the dry mouth if it sometimes got too bad I would swish it out with some water to help a little. Otherwise usually something salty helped saliva production. For me the constipation went on for around 2 months and not a month later Im pooping like a champion. I rarely ever get the dry mouth now too. I only get it if I drink water, I mostly drink soda and milk for now until things settle even more.