I've always had issues with constipation. I've got SFN now for 2 years in my feet and hands, numbness mainly, and notice my constipation is getting worse. Any suggestions?
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Make up this recipe: 1/2c unsweet applesauce, 1 tsp of Vit c powder, 1 tsp of Mag Citrate powder plus 1 tsp Chiaseed. Mix well. Swallow a heaping T of it at bedtime or with a 1st liquid of the day. usually wks in 6 to 8 hrs. If not, use Colon Max and a little Miralax or Colon Support by Peak and a little Miralax.
I'll just throw this in. I was at my PCP today. For the constipation thing… she said to take equal parts of bran, applesauce and prune juice. Yep, weird combo. Yep, I will let you know…hahaha this is so strange to talk about!
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Ugh, that sounds gross! I’m sure that works for people without neuropathy, but since I know that nerves that tell my colon to move briskly and normally are “broken”, I’ve focused more on what foods to avoid (bran would form a thick sludge in my colon that would sit there and expand) and find a daily supplement or mild laxative that helps. I don’t want to always have special food combinations on hand. That’s just extra irritation. Since I have about 25 more years of dealing with this (I’m 62) I want something easy and efficient. But try it and report back!
I don't know if Neuropathy has anything to do with constipation? In any case, it is one more thing to deal with that I have had some advice and good results. There is a product called 'Colon Max" that is all Natural and can be bought online. Just a bit of info from PA. We need to share all of our discoveries and ideas, right? Keep it goin!
The pills I am on for neuropathy cause constipation. It should say that on your medication bottle. I take two senicot at night and have changed my diet to have lots of ruffage and it works for me. Drinking lots of water helps too.
I really like your concept of "focused more on what foods to avoid." I am histamine intolerant and certain FODMAP food option will cause gas/bloat and constipation. I've been working with my nutritionist to see what works well and what's not. Hopefully I will find a combination that will work for me for a long while. Thanks for sharing.
Every comment on this "condition" is helpful! Thanks, I will have to be much more diligent
about my diet. I have had to concentrate on Very low salt, but "move over"…. I need more
raw veggies, I too will have to change my diet.
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