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Intestinal cramps/gas leads to major cognitive improvements! Why?

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by Rolo, May 17, 2013.

  1. Rolo

    Rolo Too ill to twist

    Antwerp, Belgium
    Over the last 15 years, I've learned a lot about food, diets and the associated symptoms, but there's one strange thing where I can't find an explanation for.
    Whenever I get intestinal cramps (+ gas) my cognitive functions are improving a lot and even my energy levels are rising. It feels like my intestines are getting alive again, more blood is directed towards them, probably together with more oxygen. At the same time my constant stomach cramps seams to disrepair. Like blood is transferred from the stomach to the intestines (and head). It's not a minor change. It's really a totally different world where I'm in. It's like I'm completely healthy again. At least for a while.
    I have a similar reaction (but not so strong) just before I have to got to the toilet or when there is upcoming episode of diarrhea.
    I can actually trigger these cramps (and gas) by eating some garlic (or onions). Probably because these are high in fructans and fructans are known for creating cramps/gas if you can't tolerate them. I'm fructose intolerant.
    Or is it there antibacterial effect that is triggering something. It looks that the immune system is involved somehow, because sometimes I measure an increase in body temperature and occasionally even a short period of fever.
    By the way, only gas will not have these same effects. Cramps are essential. The heavier they are, the bigger the improvement.

    Does anyone recognize this? Can anyone explain what's happening?
    Thanks for your input
  2. TCP36

    TCP36 I'm not giving up, despite the setbacks and BS!

    I've known for a long time the link between gut and brain...all nerve related. I had redness, headache and weird feelings for years with constipation affecting my neck and head on left side and since the autonomic and peripheral neuropathy flared up I have more pain, headaches, feeling of sickness and changes in brain function. My symptoms are related to my gut and like you foods trigger it like ones that produce gas like beans, onions, garlic, sugars etc. AS the gas and needing to go to the loo cause pressure on the nerves then there are changes in other parts of the body, too affecting BP as well.
  3. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

    That is just nasty. This is one perverse disorder.
  4. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

    It's a long shot but I'm no scientist - I think it is due to the motility or lack of in the GI tract at any time. Taken together from my Neurologist who mentioned weak antismooth muscle antibodies (perhaps chronic viral infection) suspecting too a compromised colon function at least (all or nothing in my case) the problem is to do with the nerve supply. I don't know the answer except aids to try to restore normal function as much as poss - eg diet. In my case a course of antibiotics for another problem did wonders for the GI tract. And yes I'm much clearer headed when the bowels behave/evacuate a little more normally, and any wind build up released.
  5. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

    Could it be something to do with Sulphur Rolo?

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