My inadvertent error with too much fiber too fast has finally ended. And do you know what it too to end it? A complete bowel prep, plus, is what. So if you are on meds that tend to cause constipation do not double your fiber intake, even if your fiber intake starts out at pretty good, without doing so INCREDIBLY SLOWLY and with measured increases in water as well. Seriously. MEASURE THE WATER. I have had more laxatives than food in the last few days and have lost over 5 lbs. since 6 AM. And not only did I do a bowel prep in the last 24 hours plus days of less aggressive laxatives beforehand without result I missed my meds last night which means that I also used klonopin withdrawl inadverently as a weapon in this fight.
I still believe that green smoothies are a good thing and I will get back to them. Not until after my beach trip because I do not want to experience this kind of thing with other people around (and because my clothes became unwearable by the end which is a problem at the beach in April) but until then I'll be getting plenty of fruit and more water and things will change at a glacial rate. I had no idea doing a healthy diet change (as opposed to the hundreds of unhealthy weight loss diets out there) could do something so evil. But it did.
I've also had only a few hours of sleep in the past 24 hours and still am feeling rather nauseous (yet hungry with no idea what to eat) so I will go now and continue being horrified at what I've just been through. Also, so grateful as I thought I was going to have to go to the dr and admit that I not only did this to myself but that every single thing I knew to do, some done probably more than I strictly should have without consulting Dr. Body, had failed and that I simply was going to die. And because I'm already on medication that should prevent these things when they happen he starts threatening GI referrals. And I've seen a GI before, years ago when I had an ulcer senior year of college and do you know what GIs do when they want to see what is going on? It too involves bowel prep.....so no thank you. Besides, this time I knew the cause, just not the solution.
I think my cats have turned off spell-checker. I hope I can figure out how to turn it back on. They tend to turn things off stepping on the keyboard and they are incredibly good at finding things I don't know how to undo. But after how sweet they were last night, each one cuddling on one side of me and keeping me company all night long, I can forgive a keyboard stomping party.