Ulcerative colitis: What helps with constipation?

Posted by mariajean03 @mariajean03, Sep 11, 2020

I’m constipated every day on a low residue diet for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. What should I do?

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That's the pits isn't it I'm not sure what your diet allows but ask your Dr if Prunes or the juice is alright to have .I eat a few prunes but not on any certain diet that is my suggestion

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Can you take a clear, dissolving fiber powder with a glass of water in the morning? That has worked for me. Also, you can get suppositories that act fairly quickly. I used a long time ago. You can purchase protective fingers that make the second option less distasteful. Good luck! This can really be a bummer.

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Thanks guys. I love prunes so I'll try that first! Maria.

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It’s not a good feeling for sure. Dulcolax works nicely as it is a stool softener. Along with drinking plenty of water, walking eating those veggies. Sometimes rubbing your tummy can stimulate things to happen. Hope this helps you.

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The probiotic Visbiome (GI recommenced this years ago) and a whole food plant based diet have kept things good for me. Diagnosed with UC over 3 years ago; currently on biologic, Entyvio, and in clinical remission.🙏🤞. Good luck!

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@jesfactsmon I swear to god there was a different message I tried to send you. It was from a company selling various medications like pain killers, etc

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@mariajean03 I take acidophilus chewables (1 billion parts) and never had constipation even taking hydrocodone. It also eliminated the daily nausea I used to have.

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@jesfactsmon I swear to god there was a different message I tried to send you. It was from a company selling various medications like pain killers, etc

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@zion68

It’s not a good feeling for sure. Dulcolax works nicely as it is a stool softener. Along with drinking plenty of water, walking eating those veggies. Sometimes rubbing your tummy can stimulate things to happen. Hope this helps you.

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I love vegetables but can't digest them properly. Stool softeners are not strong enough.

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@dval

The probiotic Visbiome (GI recommenced this years ago) and a whole food plant based diet have kept things good for me. Diagnosed with UC over 3 years ago; currently on biologic, Entyvio, and in clinical remission.🙏🤞. Good luck!

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What is a whole food plant based diet?

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