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The issue has been constipation for me, and it’s worse for me since I had an anal fissure that needed to be repaired with surgery about four years ago. Trying the Fiber pills/Miralax combo now, and I had a cup of coffee for Breakfast.

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I use Probiotics - throw them into sugar free pudding with added Protein for a snack at night, and it is keeping me regular. I switch every other day to the ones with added Fiber in them. I use just a single packet (kid's serving) and do just fine.

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I'm 10 months out and I have the opposite problem of most on here- I have had maybe 3 solid stools the whole time. I just know now to stay near a bathroom and keep hydrated. Because seriously, it's like Water. And I can't figure out specifically what's causing it.

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I recently had a bad run of constipation that culminated in a blockage that needed to be cleared on Saturday with a suppository, and this blockage left a whole lot of blood behind. Several days of Miralax and fiber supplements twice a day for the foreseeable future, and I'm fine now.

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I'm way more regular than I was at the beginning. Then again my diet has a lot more fiber and Probiotics in it now and that has helped a whole lot.

Hw-273
Sw-226
CW-136
GW-130
Size- 4 or 6, Small in sweats. Small in shirts. depends on how it's cut or made.
Bra Size- 36C

Surgery Date- April 26th, 2017
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On 2/10/2018 at 11:26 AM, abefroman329 said:

The issue has been constipation for me, and it’s worse for me since I had an anal fissure that needed to be repaired with surgery about four years ago. Trying the Fiber pills/Miralax combo now, and I had a cup of coffee for Breakfast.

I have a quick ? I am plagued by The Big constipation issue. I tried Metemucle (however it is spelled) it made it worse, bloated and feeling horrible. Panic and pain made me buy MIRALAX. My cousin said she uses it everyday. Well the instructions tell you to only use it for 1 week. In your post you also said you use it everyday. Is it safe for us to use longer? I don't see my Dr until next month and this is kind of important to me. LOL Maybe I should ask one of these DR's on here. LOL If you have more knowledge than I do please share. It is kind of something we need to know. LOL

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Less than two months out. Not easy being regular. When did u have surgery and how much have u lost?

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15 minutes ago, Kim58 said:

Less than two months out. Not easy being regular. When did u have surgery and how much have u lost?

Sleeved just a week 2/6! With 1 week pre op diet 15lbs.

sw 220

cw 204.5

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19 minutes ago, shedo82773 said:

I have a quick ? I am plagued by The Big constipation issue. I tried Metemucle (however it is spelled) it made it worse, bloated and feeling horrible. Panic and pain made me buy MIRALAX. My cousin said she uses it everyday. Well the instructions tell you to only use it for 1 week. In your post you also said you use it everyday. Is it safe for us to use longer? I don't see my Dr until next month and this is kind of important to me. LOL Maybe I should ask one of these DR's on here. LOL If you have more knowledge than I do please share. It is kind of something we need to know. LOL

My doctor said it’s safe to use it everyday. It acts like a sponge pulling Water into the bowel. No stimulant laxatives .

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Constipation absolutely brutal. Gross, but completely impacted with clay-like balls. Down to digging them out in the shower!

Now trying 6 fiber gummys, green apple smoothies, flax seeds in drinks, daily. If it doesn't work after 3 days, taking pills or suppository. Not having that happen again.

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Sassysciencenerd sounds like your digestive enzymes and secretions are out of whack. 2 questions: do you still have your gallbladder and 2. Pancreatic malfunction gives you loose shiney stool. Is there an oil slick in the Water when you go? Just asking.

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On the toilet preferably! 😂

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18 hours ago, shedo82773 said:

I have a quick ? I am plagued by The Big constipation issue. I tried Metemucle (however it is spelled) it made it worse, bloated and feeling horrible. Panic and pain made me buy MIRALAX. My cousin said she uses it everyday. Well the instructions tell you to only use it for 1 week. In your post you also said you use it everyday. Is it safe for us to use longer? I don't see my Dr until next month and this is kind of important to me. LOL Maybe I should ask one of these DR's on here. LOL If you have more knowledge than I do please share. It is kind of something we need to know. LOL

I only took Miralax until I had my next bowel movement. By then the fiber pills were keeping everything moving. I don't think I took Miralax for longer than 3 or 4 days.

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