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CONSTIPATION

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Started by MR P, Apr 30, 2011 5:21 PM
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    MR P

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Posted April 30, 2011 - 5:21 PM

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Thanks to all of you for your responses on my indigestion issues. What i am discovering is that the indigestion is worse on the days that I am constipated. Vitamin D is part of our vitamin regimen. Every time I take D, it constipates me. When I experiment and don't take it, things are fine. When I resume, the constipation is back. I've told the doctors this and they think I'm crazy. Now no D and Magnesium Citrate almost daily. Does anyone else experience constipation issues? I did have acid reflux prior and when I eat, I can get a good indication from the first bite of what is going to happen with my food. When I have a good bowel movement, the indigestion is minimal. I can feel the urge to move bowels as I am eating (which I am not so certain is good either). But on the days when I am not having bowel movements, I vomit profusely. When indigestion is onset, it is minimized if I stand. Does this sound like some sort of blockage? Thanks in advance!


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Posted April 30, 2011 - 5:34 PM

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Taking Vitafusion fiber gummies daily has been the solution for me. (Target)


    MR P

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Posted April 30, 2011 - 6:21 PM

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Thanks Hummingbird, good to hear from you again. But when you were constipated did you have indigestion/vomiting issues?

Taking Vitafusion fiber gummies daily has been the solution for me. (Target)




    MarcyLoo

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Posted April 30, 2011 - 7:00 PM

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If you're vomiting often and having acid reflux, it sounds like you may need an unfill?

It's normal to feel the urge to go poo when you eat. Putting food in your mouth triggers the entire digestive tract to start "moving." So, if there's poo far enough down to cause you to feel an urge it can be easily triggered by eating.

Are you getting enough fiber & water (64+ ounces) in your diet? Both will help with constipation. If you're not tolerating fibrous veggies, try an over the counter fiber product like benefiber or metamucil.


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Posted April 30, 2011 - 7:33 PM

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Thanks Hummingbird, good to hear from you again. But when you were constipated did you have indigestion/vomiting issues?




No, I've never had all those related to each other. If you have reflux when you are sleeping it's a sure sign of being too tight. Other than that, you may be eating food you can no longer tolerate or not chewing enough. If you have already tried staying away from the foods known to give many bandsters trouble and you are sure you are not eating too much and chewing well, you may just be too tight. Make sure you know your full signal and stop eating when you get the signal even if there is only one bite left on the plate. The constipation may just be making your entire digestive system more sensitive to everything. If it were me I would treat it as 2 problems.
Get the constipation under control because for most/many bandsters it will always be an issue. This is true if you are too tight or even at your sweet spot.


    MR P

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Posted April 30, 2011 - 7:36 PM

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I've dealt with reflux for God knows how many years now. So it was prior to the band. Going in for an endoscopy this week.

No, I've never had all those related to each other. If you have reflux when you are sleeping it's a sure sign of being too tight. Other than that, you may be eating food you can no longer tolerate or not chewing enough. If you have already tried staying away from the foods known to give many bandsters trouble and you are sure you are not eating too much and chewing well, you may just be too tight.




    Humming Bird

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Posted April 30, 2011 - 8:00 PM

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Well, I hope all goes well and they figure it out for you. Go get the Vitafusion brand fiber gummies at Target and eat 2 every day. At least it's a tasty way to stay regular at the other end :)


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Posted May 5, 2011 - 7:04 AM

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Taking Vitafusion fiber gummies daily has been the solution for me. (Target)

I've got to get these gummies! Thanks


    kalamitykel

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Posted May 7, 2011 - 8:45 PM

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I have had constipation, and am having a little heartburn, not severe, but iritating. For the constipation I put some benefiber in with my water and crystal lite. It is tasteless and i am good with that. Kelley




    MR P

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Posted May 7, 2011 - 9:14 PM

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Thanks Kelly!

I have had constipation, and am having a little heartburn, not severe, but iritating. For the constipation I put some benefiber in with my water and crystal lite. It is tasteless and i am good with that. Kelley





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