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What Fiber Supplements can I use?

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Started by daezeey, Jan 08, 2011 10:07 AM
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    daezeey

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Posted January 8, 2011 - 10:07 AM

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Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with using fiber supplements since surgery. I have used them pre-op but wondered what people do after surgery.

I am currently still on the liquid phase of my post-op diet so I am not too concerned now. BUT the next phase of my diet plan does not offer a whole lot in the area of fiber either. So if anyone has dealt with this any advice would be most appreciated.


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Posted January 8, 2011 - 9:45 PM

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Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with using fiber supplements since surgery. I have used them pre-op but wondered what people do after surgery.

I am currently still on the liquid phase of my post-op diet so I am not too concerned now. BUT the next phase of my diet plan does not offer a whole lot in the area of fiber either. So if anyone has dealt with this any advice would be most appreciated.


Hi, I don't know about fiber supplements, but I was really having problems with Constipation, and my Dr told me that taking D vitamins can do that to you. I did a little research and found out that Magnesium can help when taken with the D, starting with 300mg a day. I started taking them and about 4 days later started to be more regular. Hurray! This was after three weeks of difficulties...so to speak....


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Posted January 8, 2011 - 10:39 PM

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I started taking benefiber 3 times a day with my protein shakes at 2weeks. At 6 weeks now I take it once a day, but if I go three days w/o a bm, I take it 2-3times a day again.


    fullhandsfullheart

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Posted January 8, 2011 - 10:46 PM

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yes, Benefiber


    Supersweetums

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Posted January 9, 2011 - 10:05 AM

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I am almost 6 weeks out. I started taking Benefiber because I was having problems, except it seems to have done a 180 and I am going too much, so I think I will stop. What the other poster said about magnesium is good too. I haven't started, but I am going. Not only can Vitamin D cause constipation, but a lot of calcium. I am not sure about your diet, but my consists of trying to get 1500mg of calcium a day. You can buy supplements that have Calcium and Magnesium in them, and that is what I was taking before surgery. Now that I am much more healed and can swallow pills well, I think I will start taking them again.


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