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I had my surgery at the beginning of January (Bypass) and I am now having horrible constipation (and passing them have been absolute hell. I was already on 2 different types of laxatives and the nurse suggested switching to a different variety. This is far worse than any other problem I have had. Anyone else have this experience? Solve the problem?

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Have you tried mixing Fiber in with your Protein Shakes? Luckily I haven't had this problem. I hope you find a solution.

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Yeah. Here's my "miracle cure":

17g Miralax in morning coffee

2 colace (docusate sodium)

12g whole psyllium husk (Now! brand) in a glass of cinnamon apple spice Celestial Seasonings tea with liquid vanilla stevia

400 mg magnesium citrate pills

lots of dark leafy greens, cruciferous veggies, sulforophane veg

1/2oz-1oz nuts (usually almonds or 1-2tbsp almond butter on GG Brancrisp cracker before bed)

100+ Water (unsweetened)

6oz kefir plain fat free

2-4tbsp raw sauerkraut, kimchi, or lactofermented veggies

1/2c Grk yogurt plain fat free

When I do this, I have big fluffy beautiful daily visits to the throne room. When I miss anything in this equation for more than a day or two, I develop issues that are Rosemary's Baby epic.

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LOL. Yep. But it sure beats the alternative they were shoving me into: Linzess. I'd rather take a bullet that take that drug that makes you hopelessly addicted to it.

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I take 400 mg of magnesium citrate 3 times a day & eat 4 prunes. My PCP put me on this after I told him I was taking 2 laxatives, 2 stool softeners, Miralax & 4 prunes a day. I have to set a reminder to take the magnesium citrate in the middle of the day. I still need to use an enema about once a week.

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