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constipation

Posted by @anniness in Digestive Health, Jul 21, 2011

I have struggled with constipation for years. I finally went off my anti-depressant and had more activity. Since, I've had to go back on my meds due to deep depression and my constipation is terrible. My Dr. said to take Colace twice a day but that's not helping. I drink lots of water as instructed and take benefiber in my water. I know I'm not supposed to rely on laxatives. Are there any herbal remedies that anyone has had success with?

spunky

Posted by @spunky, Jul 21, 2011

I am in the same position with gastroparesis to boot. What works great for me is I take Miralax (or a generic of Miralax) daily and 2 Citricel every day and no problems anymore. I take these under doctor supervision. I tried herbal remedies, but nothing worked for me. Good Luck!

anniness

Posted by @anniness, Jul 22, 2011

Thanks for your help. I'll give it a try.

allenlaudenslager

Posted by @allenlaudenslager, Jul 22, 2011

My meds do the same thing to me, but I have had fantastic results with something as simple as Senna-Lax, an over the counter vegatable natural laxitive, taking 2 tablets in the morning with my morning meds, and 2 at bed time with my meds. I have been very happy with the results being so simple. Without this lax, missing 1 day, i am plugged, but making sure that I don't miss any dosages has completely helped me. And the Senna-Lax is so inexpensive. Hope this helps

anniness

Posted by @anniness, Jul 22, 2011

Thanks so much!

Posted by Anonymous-2afb5d41, Jul 22, 2011

I do not take any medicine, but I have to work harder at this than most people, (no pun intended) so what works for me is to take 2 - 200mg magnesium daily (thanks to Dr. Oz for that tip), plus I add metamucil to my water during the day and I eat a high fiber breakfast with added chia seeds to my oatmeal. I have used Senna in my tea, (smooth move) and that works as well. Just be careful, too much smooth move and it really cleans you out too quickly. Good luck.

anniness

Posted by @anniness, Jul 22, 2011

Thanks so much!

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