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6 weeks post gastric sleeve and I am strong with constipation. Any suggestions on what I can eat with fiber or something to help me have a bowel movement? So embarrassed but am desperate

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At 6 weeks, fiber may not be the best option for you only because you're still healing.

Better options to get things moving again: Miralax, Milk of Magnesia, Dulcolax, Smooth Move Tea. Depending on the severity of your problem, you can also try glycerin suppositories or even enemas.

Remember to be drinking enough Water. The GI tract needs water to remove the wastes from your body.

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Thank you so much. I made an appointment with my doctor to see what she can do for me. Ive tried miralax, suppositories, magnesium sulfate, etc.

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Yikes! Sorry. The struggle is real for many of us.

First off, I personally wouldn't add fiber to the mix until you've broken through the blockade and the trains are running on the #2 track on their appointed schedule.

I'd personally start with MOM, follow directions and use it until you have a big ol' poop and nothin's left. Then you have to have a plan and know what your normal is, and if you are outside of normal, then you start following a new plan.

I ended up until recently with a very involved daily plan that gave me a smooth move every dang day after dealing with occasional irregularity with regular frustration. LOL:

250mg Colace

400mg Magnesium Citrate Caplets (not the liquid!)

12g Now! Brand Whole Psyllium Husk dissolved in 12oz of brewed decaff Lipton Apple Cinnamon Tea with vanilla stevia drops (room temp or chilled, no ice)

17g Miralax (which a surgeon who found out I did this daily was horrified about, so maybe this isn't the best idea)

Hope you find what works for you. By far, the colace and psyllium tea are the best things on earth. :D

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Okay maybe I just am clueless but what is Psyllium Husk and where do you get it? @FluffyChix

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1 hour ago, apiane said:

Okay maybe I just am clueless but what is Psyllium Husk and where do you get it? @FluffyChix

You can find them in every store. :) Here's the LINK!

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1 hour ago, apiane said:

Okay maybe I just am clueless but what is Psyllium Husk and where do you get it? @FluffyChix

It's the main ingredient in products like Metamucil. I had problems with constipation after surgery and started using the costco sugar free version with a scoop of GENEPRO Protein Powder and that fixed me right up. I knew right away that I didn't want to experience that traffic jam again! :)

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MOM - milk of magnesium if what our doctor has us use and we also took a stool softener (colace) daily. Really important to make sure you are drinking minimum of 64 ozs of Water daily.

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Fleet enemas work best for me. It brings everything down within 10 mins.

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