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I too am in the same boat. [emoji20] I'm 2 yrs PO and for the past year, I've been experiencing unbelievable pain in my lower intestine during a BM, tho not every time. I can feel the hard poop slowwwly going thru the lower intestine and just causing the worst pain ever! [emoji31] It's horrible and terrifying. I drip with sweat by the time it finally comes out.

However, since it didn't happen with every BM, I wasn't sure WHAT was going on. I thought the worst, of course (twisted intestine, impacted bowel, choked off intestine, etc) and finally called my surgeon. He said not to worry, it's none of those things, it's constipation and it's an unfortunate commonality with bariatric surgeries. He said that the Benefiber I'd been taking isn't really what I want and to start daily Miralax regimine: a capful at first and adjust as necessary.

So last week I started the Miralax regimine. I don't really feel like it's working yet tho. I've always been a once a week pooper and even with the Miralax, it's still taking that long for a BM and the stool is still pretty hard. What do u guys think? Does that mean I should increase my daily Miralax dose? Should I put the Benefiber back in? I have to admit, I struggle every day with getting in the minimum 64oz liquid reqmt and I eat very little quantity and variety so I'm sure that's not helping. Also, can one take Benefiber AND Miralax daily?

Any and all feedback is welcomed!!

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4 hours ago, Amburmist said:

I too am in the same boat. I'm 2 yrs PO and for the past year, I've been experiencing unbelievable pain in my lower intestine during a BM, tho not every time. I can feel the hard poop slowwwly going thru the lower intestine and just causing the worst pain ever! It's horrible and terrifying. I drip with sweat by the time it finally comes out.

However, since it didn't happen with every BM, I wasn't sure WHAT was going on. I thought the worst, of course (twisted intestine, impacted bowel, choked off intestine, etc) and finally called my surgeon. He said not to worry, it's none of those things, it's constipation and it's an unfortunate commonality with bariatric surgeries. He said that the Benefiber I'd been taking isn't really what I want and to start daily Miralax regimine: a capful at first and adjust as necessary.

So last week I started the Miralax regimine. I don't really feel like it's working yet tho. I've always been a once a week pooper and even with the Miralax, it's still taking that long for a BM and the stool is still pretty hard. What do u guys think? Does that mean I should increase my daily Miralax dose? Should I put the Benefiber back in? I have to admit, I struggle every day with getting in the minimum 64oz liquid reqmt and I eat very little quantity and variety so I'm sure that's not helping. Also, can one take Benefiber AND Miralax daily?

Any and all feedback is welcomed!!

Sent from my LG-H932 using BariatricPal mobile app

I think I’d ask my G.P. first before I increased or added anything , or see if it says anything on the label .

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