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    what should i take for constipation?

    i've been pretty constipated for the past week. i have every other day a.m bowel program. after 4 days i finally went on friday but my stomach was still kinda full. then today i couldn't go again. i've been reading all the constipation archives but i'm confused as to exactly what i should take. is milk of magnesia or magnesium citrate better? should i take senakot?

    [This message was edited by 12many on 03-20-05 at 09:01 PM.]

    #2
    Go get some good spicy mexican food.

    Or any of the things you mentioned if you think it's that serious.

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      #3
      Guinness and a supersize number two

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        #4
        dont take anything, let your body work. you start taking chemical laxatives youll just shit all over yourself. eat some mini wheats and lots of water

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          #5
          Originally posted by Bspill1:

          Guinness and a supersize number two
          I dont know about the ''supersize number two'',but im down with the Guiness..Anytime i get a little backed up i'll have a beer or two before i go to bed and it seems to work,for me anyways..

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            #6
            Since this just seems to be a problem in the past week, I would start with the mildest- don't know about the Guiness but I guess it is worth a try- coffee, is a stimulant.
            I would try an increase intake of prune juice, lots of water and fiber first.
            Have you tried a dulcolax suppository? The suppository will empty out the lower part.
            The laxative will work on more of the entire bowel. If you feel you need a laxative, try Senakot or Milk of Magnesia, or any of the more natural laxatives that are slower in action. Mag citrate is pretty strong when you drink the whole bottle.
            They can all cause cramping but especially Mag citrate.

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              #7
              Best advice I ever got was to work in a tablespoon of vegetable oil into your diet. I add some to peanut butter. And a small bowl of rice, oil and ranch dressing is good. It has made a big difference for me.

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                #8
                apple sauce,then if stillno result,try
                lactalose,10 or15 ml?,sorry not sure the
                recommended ml for lactolose

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by triedandconvicted:

                  apple sauce,then if stillno result,try
                  lactalose,10 or15 ml?,sorry not sure the
                  recommended ml for lactolose
                  i thought applesauce produced no waste its part of the BRAT diet
                  Banana
                  Rice
                  Applesauce
                  Toast
                  but everyone is different

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                    #10
                    Fuen,ap sauce is fibre its part of the BP recipe from hell got it in Rehab,mix 1/3 prune juice,1/3 kellog bran and 1/3 ap sauce;take 2 tblsp 1/2 hr after meal.its gross but does help.

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                      #11
                      12 many - It has been a week since you posted, so I hope by now that you are getting back to normal. However, if you are still having problems, I would urge you to contact your primary care physician. Do not wait so long that you become impacted. CRF
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                        #12
                        What's Natural About 'Mild' Medicines?

                        I'm a T 11-12 para since I was eighteen and am sixty-one now. I have never been or felt healthier than I do now.

                        When I scan a thread like this, I am amazed by how far we have strayed from the basic wisdom of our hunter/gatherer ancestors.

                        A daily diet rich in natural living (unprocessed and uncooked; raw) foods will promote regular healthy BMs as well as providing you with a source of nutrition that cannot be equaled by any supplement or medicine. There is no alternative diet that will promote the long-term glowing health which one high in raw foods will.

                        Ocassional constipation (only encountered in the absence of the above) is best countered by a heavy consumption of raw foods accompanied by a few teaspoons of steel-cut flaw seed. The flax seed (cut or whole) is an extremely powerful natural laxative with its own nutritional pluses. Add a pint of warm liquid about a half hour before you want to dump and maybe a cup of coffee to boot.

                        End of story and of constipation
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jukespin
                          I'm a T 11-12 para since I was eighteen and am sixty-one now. I have never been or felt healthier than I do now.

                          When I scan a thread like this, I am amazed by how far we have strayed from the basic wisdom of our hunter/gatherer ancestors.

                          A daily diet rich in natural living (unprocessed and uncooked; raw) foods will promote regular healthy BMs as well as providing you with a source of nutrition that cannot be equaled by any supplement or medicine. There is no alternative diet that will promote the long-term glowing health which one high in raw foods will.

                          Ocassional constipation (only encountered in the absence of the above) is best countered by a heavy consumption of raw foods accompanied by a few teaspoons of steel-cut flaw seed. The flax seed (cut or whole) is an extremely powerful natural laxative with its own nutritional pluses. Add a pint of warm liquid about a half hour before you want to dump and maybe a cup of coffee to boot.

                          End of story and of constipation
                          flax isnt a laxative,. its fiber..........i agree laxatives arent healthy at all. i dont agree w/ any bowel meds at all
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by fuentejps
                            flax isnt a laxative,. its fiber..........i agree laxatives arent healthy at all. i dont agree w/ any bowel meds at all

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Liz321
                              That's cuz your bowels work!
                              they are functional, not near what they were pre sci..its more about feeling than anything, not control.....i still get constipated, lol, its not just a crip thing
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