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We use Miralax in this house. My daughter was on it for quite some time as she has constipation tendancies.


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barring medical contraindications (kidney problems, for instance) magnesium can work well. senna is also an option.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

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The good old standby that works like a charm is prune juice or stewed prunes (you can find both in any grocery store). And you KNOW that it won't have any side effects!


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I second the magnesium suggestion. It certainly does work well. A powdered form, mixed in orange juice for example.


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I just use sweet potatoes. I boil one up and then saute with some sugar to make them seem more a treat than a medicine. Works overnight for me with no side effects.


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Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

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Your are not alone on this one! I spent two weeks in the hospital for that very reason. Plus a week of misery at home trying every home remedy mentioned & more to everything my doctor suggested & in combination. NOTHING ! SO off to the ER & my hospital stay. Again they got out the big guns & tried a different approach & old stand bys.

The last hope was a nurse finally suggested mineral oil by enema & or by mouth or both. When the nurse gave the enema she said stay right here in the bathroom because when this kicks in (usually quickly) you will need to be right here. The first sign of relief I thought was minutes away. Minutes led to hours hours & I stayed up all night walking the hallways to help things move along. In the morning 8 hours later nothing.

In the meantime they keep pushing me to eat food which I was so bloated I thought I would blow-up ( looked like I was carrying a baby elephant) not moving very well. I drank a glass of warmed prune juice . Walla in the next hour I was in the bathroom... RELIEF....... ANd homewward bound...

At first I had to drink miralax three times a day plus magnesium , then I slowly reduced the amount on my own. Now I drink it at the most a couple times a week. It sometimes does not effect me on the first dose so I will do another.

Oddly enough the ER said this was very common that people get this way.

For me I eat loads of fruit & veggies & water so they are puzzled.

Anyway , I would suggest miralax or mineral oil found in the pharmacy...if it persists.

good luck

mamaw

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I eat psyllium every day... :)


Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

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