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LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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4/20/13 11:59 P

My friend had this problem and the GI Dr. told her to cut back on the fiber. She also recommended adding prunes or prune juice.
I used to mix prune juice, apple juice and maltose and make popcicles for my daughter. Very effective.

CARISSA81 Posts: 1,456
4/19/13 8:55 A

Thanks these are good ideas. I'm feeling MUCH better today. I will discuss with doctor, I'm pretty sure it's not another medical condition because if I'm home in the morning I'm fine. But since I work Monday through Saturday, that makes for a very uncomfortable midweek, and Sunday morning is no fun either. I was actually flooded in yesterday and may be today again, so I had plenty of time to give my tummy some tlc. The LIGHT cardio really helped. I think maybe I need to lighten up my cardio, too. And I'm definitely going to try some avocado since two people suggested that. If I can get to the store today, lol!

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,253
4/19/13 7:20 A

Maybe DRINK SOME CHAMOLIE TEA as that eases stomach cramps. Also a belly rub can stimulate the digestive system. Fried foods can also delay digestion, so I skip fried foods.

I Eat FAGE 0% PLAIN GREEK YOGURT WITH FRESH BLUEBERRIES (BLUEBERRIES HAVE GOOD FIBER) and I also found that when I eat a couple of Nabisco Ginger Snaps that they help keep my bowels moving. ( Probably the molasses) I also eat Rye bread with seeds....because it eases my constipation and probably because of the fiber. I have also tried foods That Help Relieve Constipation.....Broccoli; Tomato; Turnips; Garlic; Onions; Cabbage ... Asparagus, Radishes, Sesame Seed, flaxseeds,Carrots, Spinach, Pine Nuts, olive oil

Yes, I also tried avocados as they do help keep things running smoothly.

This is not medical advice and you should see your doctor

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 4/19/2013 (07:21)
4/18/13 6:44 P

I'm also vegan. You might try...

1. Avocados...full of fat, just in case that's what you're lacking.
2. A good almond/soy/rice milk does the trick for lots of folks
3. Yoga poses that are meant to stimulate "movement."

Be sure to tell your doctor everything you've tried. Also, being "plugged up," is one of the first signs in my family that we're pregnant. You might want to consider that as well.


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4/18/13 1:52 P


Call your doctor and ask if you can take some Milk of Magnesia. Whenever I had problems passing a bowel movement as a child, my mother would give me Philips Milk of Magnesia. That always seemed to work for me. But once again, if you've had previous issues, you should get clearance from your doctor first.

I'm sure you're feeling very uncomfortable. Also, have you been drinking enough water ? If you're getting enough fiber, but still not having a bowel movement maybe you need to drink more water. when a person increases the amount of fiber they eat, they need to drink plenty of water to flush their system.

Hope you feel better soon.

CARISSA81 Posts: 1,456
4/18/13 9:47 A

My annual physical is coming up, so yes I will address it. I'm still going, so it's not seeming like an emergency, and my dr. and I have talked about it before. I'm just irritated. I think I will try that stewed fruit medley, though. Can't hurt to try that on my daily oatmeal until the physical.

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4/18/13 9:36 A


Your doctor would be the best source of advice. Please talk with your doctor or health care provider to see what measures you can take.

Coach Nancy

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4/18/13 7:13 A

Rather than getting advice online, please see your doctor about this issue.

Maybe add a bit of extra fat to your diet. Fat greases up your tract and could help you with the constipation.

CARISSA81 Posts: 1,456
4/18/13 6:20 A

I am up at 5am, and have been awake since 4am. This is my third day in a row of getting only four hours of sleep. This may by TMI, BUT - I am also very constipated. My frustration is that I am vegan, eat oatmeal for bfast and a BIG healthy salad for lunch every day, plus extra fruit and veggies throughout day. I eat mostly whole grains. I have tried mirilax daily for a week. Again, sorry if TMI but I have had nothing for THREE DAYS. Now I am cramping from this, and it is even harder to get the sleep I very much need. I have always struggled with sleep, I do not need this other issue interfering. I have tried stool softener in the past and it worked better than this mirilax is working but not as good as I think it should. How does a vegan who exercises and drinks LOTS of water (even at night I have a cup by my bed) have this problem!

This is embarrassing to post, but I am SOOOO frustrated and tired. The only information I get online is to eat more whole grains and veggies and to exercise. Last year at my physical my doctor told me the same thing. I. Am. Vegan. I. Exercise. I took the stool softener. What else is there!?

My tummy actually hurts from this now. I am going to try a light cardio workout on the bike to hope that this helps. But I am NOT looking forward to the rest of the day, being so tired and irritable.


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