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    I am struggling with constipation. I have tried colace, milk of magnesia, and Metamucil but it does not seem to help. Any recommendations? Any solutions?


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    Default Re: Constipation

    Ouch!
    Only thing that works for me is Sennakot. My obstetrician recommended it to me while I was pregnant. Works well.
    Good luck!
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    Default Re: Constipation

    I was told at my bariatric support group meeting that warm prune juice works great. Good luck, hope you feel better soon.



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    I saw a nurse at the hospital where I work heating up two cups of prune juice with a pat of butter in each. She had two patients she wanted to discharge but they had to loosen up first!
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    Default Re: Constipation

    I chew vitafusion Fiber Well Gummies daily & have no problems at all. Best of luck!
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    I hated the constipation. I still struggle w/ it. I have found the thing that helps me the most is oatmeal. I eat a packet of the weight control in the morning. (Which is actually my night since I work 3rd shift) Idk where you are w/ your diet, but it helped me go ever 2-3 day instead of every 5. The dr also told me WATER WATER WATER then WALK WALK WALK. "If you dont move, your bowels dont move." I wish I had a dollar for ever time I heard that. Good luck.
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    I take 2 fiber gummies daily and 1/2 cap of Miralax every other day. I also worked with a D.O. that had me make a poop soup that they fed the nursing home pt's in out local town. The recipe is: 1 cup of fiber cereal (any kind), 1/2 cup of prune juice, and 1/2 cup of applesauce. Mix it together in an air tight container. Eat a couple of spoon fulls every night and it should keep you regular. The pt's got a med cup full at supper every eve. Never had issues. Sounds gross but doesnt taste that bad. Yo u want to stay away from senna and docusate as well as other meds as your bowel can become dependent on them to function. The other natural thing I know works is 1/2 of a graham cracker and 4 prunes at bedtime. I got my aunt hooked on this after her bowel surgery and many days of constipation. She swears by it now. Good luck!


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    Default Re: Constipation

    2 oz Orange Juice in the AM
    2 prunes after breakfast
    1 pill Zypan in the AM



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    Lacey, I love VitaFusion! I will have to get some fiber gummies!!!! I didnt know they had them!!!! Yay!

    Oh yes, back in the day....(I DONT DO THIS ANYMORE!!!) I used to have a cigarette and a cup of coffee...worked like a charm everytime! lol
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    Thanks for your help. I will give the warm prune juice a try and start taking fiber gummies. I never new they made such a thing.


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    Default Re: Constipation

    If it is really bad, I recommend Walgrens gentle laxative until you get things under control. One of those every couple of days keeps me going when nothing else works. I wouldn't advise it long term but once you are really eating, things should improve. Good luck


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    Default Re: Constipation

    I do Miralax if it happens, but I do a stool softener everyday as well. My multivitamins constipate me. Also water water water!


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