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What is the new normal for bowel movement? I find my self going 7-9 days even while taking a softener and laxatives.

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12 hours ago, tayna40 said:

Hi there

What is the new normal for bowel movement? I find my self going 7-9 days even while taking a softener and laxatives.

That's about the same for me.

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Ouch... I thought my constipation is bad!! I have been taking one dulcolax and two stool softeners a day and I go about every other day (and then it's either passing boulders or burning diarrhea for two hours). Either way it's a painful experience. I am drinking my Water, getting in my Fiber and it doesn't making a f---king bit of difference. Nevertheless, at least it's coming out once every 48 or so hours. I couldn't go once every seven to nine days!!!! That's awful!!! You really need to discuss that with your doctor and come up with a plan. You guys must have 8 pounds of poop in your system!!!

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LOL, my old normal post surg = Rosemary's Baby bad deliveries once every 4-5 days. Holy crap! So bad.

Since adding lots and lots of psyllium fiber + daily "meds" + lots of veg + Water, I get big fluffy, painless, 1lb poops daily. It's my "NEW NORMAL" and I owe it all to my daily plan. I never deviate from it:

Miralax 17g in black decaff coffee
2 Colace stool softeners
11g Now Brand whole psyllium husks divided into 2 cups of room temp Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea (decaff)
1/2c Greek yogurt with live cultures
1 GG Brancrisp Fiber Cracker + 1 tbsp almond butter each night before bed
100+oz plain water, plain decaff coffee, plain decaff green tea, plain matcha

It is totes worth doing this! The psyllium husks and fiber cracker fluff up the poop and the Greek yogurt with cultures along with the psyllium is helping to repair my gut biome. The water is super duper important otherwise you make concrete.

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I go at least once a day, sometimes twice a day. Everyone is different when it comes to this question.

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1 hour ago, FancyChristine15 said:

I go at least once a day, sometimes twice a day. Everyone is different when it comes to this question.

You're blessed then. Perpetual irregularity is very unpleasant.

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2 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

LOL, my old normal post surg = Rosemary's Baby bad deliveries once every 4-5 days. Holy crap! So bad.

Since adding lots and lots of psyllium Fiber + daily "meds" + lots of veg + Water, I get big fluffy, painless, 1lb poops daily. It's my "NEW NORMAL" and I owe it all to my daily plan. I never deviate from it:

Miralax 17g in black decaff coffee
2 Colace stool softeners
11g Now Brand whole psyllium husks divided into 2 cups of room temp Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea (decaff)
1/2c Greek yogurt with live cultures
1 GG Brancrisp Fiber Cracker + 1 tbsp almond butter each night before bed
100+oz plain Water, plain decaff coffee, plain decaff green tea, plain matcha

It is totes worth doing this! The psyllium husks and fiber cracker fluff up the poop and the Greek yogurt with cultures along with the psyllium is helping to repair my gut biome. The water is super duper important otherwise you make concrete.

Thanks for the tips. I am going to add some of your protocol to my routine and see if things improve. :)

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19 minutes ago, SteveT74 said:

Thanks for the tips. I am going to add some of your protocol to my routine and see if things improve. :)

Cool! It's important to know, that I made sure to "clean myself out" before socking the psyllium and fiber crackers to it. :) Cuz otherwise I risked a blockage. And I also was trying to get as many Probiotics in as quickly as possible!

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Good to know I'm not the only one with boulder poop every 4-7 days. I have a thyroid issue so it really causes constipation and ontop of my surgery it's awful. Drink tons of Water and Miralax and colace work only when you drink enough. I have also started the fiber nasty orange mix in powder into water it is a quick chug because it really is awful. Good luck just speak to your doctor for ideas.

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It will be at the top of my agenda for my 2 month follow up. :)

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My daughter-in-law has had constipation problems for years. She has even had to go to the emergency room in the past. She is pregnant with her second child and her obstetrician just recommended good old milk of magnesia and she said it works wonders.

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