Constipation??

jenamir21
on 10/23/13 3:22 am
VSG on 10/14/13 with

What did any of u use for constipation other than milk of magnesia? 

    28 YO 5'11 HW:315 GW:185 SW:293

        

 

 

Chrissy W.
on 10/23/13 3:48 am - Indianapolis, IN
VSG on 07/01/13

I add benefiber to my morning protein shake. Keeps things regular since I'm not eating enough fiber with the high-protein diet. A lot of people here use mirilax, but I prefer a "gentler" method. 

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cappy11448
on 10/23/13 4:20 am

I take miralax daily because I  get seriously constipated if I don't.  I tried doing it just "as needed, but I would end up having trouble too often.  Now I take about 1/2 a dose every day, and it does the trick. 

Good luck,

Carol

    

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lnettles1963
on 10/23/13 6:11 am
VSG on 07/12/13

I was alternately between Miralax and Benefiber but it wasn't enough, so I am doing Miralax everyday now. Getting backed up is the worst!!!!!

tysmom01
on 10/23/13 7:23 am - MS
VSG on 08/12/13

When I began eating real food during the soft phase, I had to take Mirilax each morning to help get things and keep things moving. I only had to take it for a few weeks, then the regular foods I started eating kept me regular without the medicine. Good luck to ya!

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mickeymantle
on 10/23/13 9:32 am - Eugene/Springfield, OR
VSG on 07/22/13

make shore your not taking to much calcium , I did and was terribly constipated, I eat veggies with almost every meal now , just a few oz 

    

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happyteacher
on 10/23/13 12:00 pm

I had a brief stint of low carbing that caused terrible constipation... here is what I tried:

benefiber, lots of it in shakes- nothing

colace- helped, but needed a couple a day and on alternate days milk of magnesia to boot

What worked best though is when I started eating fiber in the diet.  I need at least 30 grams, but typically go over 35 grams.  Works perfectly then.  One serving of fiber one cereal did wonders, and less than 100 calories.

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JAlston
on 10/23/13 12:22 pm
VSG on 12/07/12

I have been drinking smooth move tea (found at walmart in the coffee/tea section). it tastes like regular tea so it is easy to drink. I drink one every other day if needed. I havent used miralax lately because I dont like the taste and it didnt help. I havent needed to try anything stronger then the tea yet

Jessica  

(HW: 305)  (SW: 271.9) (33.1 lbs lost prior to surgery) (MsJexi on MFP)

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jenamir21
on 10/23/13 1:14 pm
VSG on 10/14/13 with

Thanks Everyone for the feedback! I went out an brought some miralax tonight..so hopefully this will get things moving in the right direction.

    28 YO 5'11 HW:315 GW:185 SW:293

        

 

 

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