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Hiya err...umm... can we tawk?... Sleeved 10/23. Everybody poops, just not me, yet. Am I ok? Just started the Soups, still no poops. My weight might go down if I could. :D

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I didn't go until 10 days after and even that wasn't very much. Talk to your surgeon. Mine said I could take milk of magnesia or a stool softener like Colace once every few days to help promote regularity but your mileage may vary and your surgeon might have different advice. Go with whatever they tell you.

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4 minutes ago, OpsMatt said:

I didn't go until 10 days after and even that wasn't very much. Talk to your surgeon. Mine said I could take milk of magnesia or a stool softener like Colace once every few days to help promote regularity but your mileage may vary and your surgeon might have different advice. Go with whatever they tell you.

Thats good to know! Thanks for sharing lol! I will work on it and hope to have accomplishments by my post op appt 11/5!!! 😳

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If you want to try something a little more natural this Smooth Move Herbal Tea has given me some success as well. I used it prior to being given the OK for a stool softener from my surgeon and it seemed to help. Both the peppermint and chamomile versions of the tea have fennel which does give it a slightly licorice-y flavor which I wasn't a big fan of but powered through because the need to have a BM was far greater than if I found the tea palatable.

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I had a similar situation and it was a week before I went - and it wasn’t very impressive either. My, friend you are normal. I was recommended a stool softener and Miralax, which I took regularly until I started going daily. I once stopped too soon right after moving to a stage 2 diet, and had the worst constipation of life (also, many of the stage two meals and recipes had cheese which made things much worse). But I got back on it for another few days and cut out most cheese. I’m still very cautious and only eat cheese if I have Beans, or vegetables

What helped me:

1) Eating yogurt regularly (no pun intended)

2) investing in a squatty potty

3) drinking warm beverages

4) Walking before going to the bathroom

I never drank smooth move (my stomach has been really temperamental) but hot tea was great for me.

Good luck.

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Thank you Spellbound! I got work to do LOL :D

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9 hours ago, Byefat said:

Hiya err...umm... can we tawk?... Sleeved 10/23. Everybody poops, just not me, yet. Am I ok? Just started the Soups, still no poops. My weight might go down if I could. :D

Lower Water intake, pain meds, etc can set you up for some issues. Have you really not gone at all in 10 days? If so, please reach out to your doctors and talk to them, you could end up with a blockage or impaction and those can be very very dangerous. Check with your docs before going too far with the laxitive stuff, just to be safe and so they are aware of the situation just in case something goes wrong.

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I went nine days post op with nothing moving and it was a mistake.

I would start Miralax daily now until you start going daily to every other day if your surgeon approves.

Good luck and let us know what happens.

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13 hours ago, Matt Z said:

Lower Water intake, pain meds, etc can set you up for some issues. Have you really not gone at all in 10 days? If so, please reach out to your doctors and talk to them, you could end up with a blockage or impaction and those can be very very dangerous. Check with your docs before going too far with the laxitive stuff, just to be safe and so they are aware of the situation just in case something goes wrong.

Yikes!!! I had no idea it could be serious. I just assumed that it was a result of nada in the tank, so to speak. Thanks for your imput. 😶

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You have given me hope! I was sleeved 10/22 and still nada for me. I'm taking colace and benefiber in my Water. Going to try miralax tomorrow. And thinking I will up the yogurt and cut out the cheese lol

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Prune juice every day for ever and ever and ever! 😉

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45 minutes ago, looly said:

Prune juice every day for ever and ever and ever! 😉

I will get some today!!! :D

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