Constipation and Parkinson’s.

Posted by susan62 @susan62, Aug 25, 2019

Hi everyone. Been awhile since I’ve been involved. My Parkinson’s has been doing pretty well for 2/3 of a year now with the exception of REALLY, REALLY bad constipation!!! I have been drinking a lot of water(60 oz a day), walking 5 days a week(3-4 miles each day), and trying to eat high fiber foods. Nothing seems to work much. I have taken Magnesium Citrate on a couple of occasions and tried an enema on a number of occasions too. These work for a short time, but then it is the same old, same old thing. I’ve tried Ducolax and a number of other stimulant laxatives. Same result. Not much. Last week I took the Magnesium Citrate again and this time when I drank it I had a horrible burning feeling in my upper GI tract. Had to go to ER. Did CT scan and could find nothing. Saw a GI doctor at the Mayo a few months ago and he had me do some tests and determined that I most likely have Bowl Evacuation Disorder. He ordered evaluation to see if I am a candidate for therapy. I haven’t scheduled that yet. I plan on calling his office tomorrow and request to see him again. I just feel so awful. Constipated most of the time, nausea, bloated, especially in am, and cramping. I wake up every morning feeling very bloated with considerable cramping. This is NOT normal!!! So that is my sob story. Am I going crazy? I am sincerely starting to think so. Has anyone had or have a similar experience? Your input would be greatly appreciated.

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CBD helped my dad with constipation, anxiety and sleeping. Buy a CBD oil infusing machine like Magic Butter (there are better ones online) and flowers from CBD Flower USA. I use Northern Lights since it has highest CBD percentage and give him half a ounce measured in drop bottles mixed with his food. Hope that helps.

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@telios

Based on your bidet recommendation, I've discovered that four friends have them and, like you, rave about theirs. I just bought a TOTO bidet and am about to install it. I expect my wife will share your enthusiasm about it. Also, we're going to adopt your smoothie recipe. Much thanks. Phil

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We have the Toto toilet and bidet system and it is fantastic. My only challenge is that my husband has Parkinsons/ LBD in addition to short term memory loss from two strokes… so he can't always remember how to work the remote… or distinguish one remote from another, along with their differences. I still highly recommend the Toto bidet seat.

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My dad (87yo) has this same issue and we’ve had great success with juicing… 3 medium beets, 5 carrots, 1 honey crisp apple, and a splash of lime juice. Orfeld juicer has worked great. Makes about 14 oz and has allowed him to get off all laxative/stool softener meds.

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@bella531

My dad (87yo) has this same issue and we’ve had great success with juicing… 3 medium beets, 5 carrots, 1 honey crisp apple, and a splash of lime juice. Orfeld juicer has worked great. Makes about 14 oz and has allowed him to get off all laxative/stool softener meds.

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Hello @bella531 and welcome to Mayo Connect.

I'm glad that you joined the Parkinson's discussion group and I'm glad that you shared some juicing techniques that have helped your father.

If you care to share more about your father's PD, please do so. How long ago was he diagnosed? What symptoms are most troubling for him?

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