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What types of products work best for moving bowels safely. I'm 8 weeks out with gastric sleeve and the dreaded constipation seems to be the biggest issue right now...

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Not sure if you get Movicol in the states but it is very gentle doesn't affect electrolyte balance or hydration levels. If you haven't heard of it google the name to see what it is called there.

I swear by it for patients as it doesn't cause irritationof the gut like most others. good luck.

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I'm betting Movicol is the same as Miralax. It's safe to take every day, according to my doctor. Lots of us have a capful of it every day to keep things moving...

P.S. I just googled Movicol vs Miralax. Yes - they are one and the same.

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My surgeon put me on psyllium Fiber. I’ve been on it about 2 months now and am finally regular. He said it is pure fiber and is gentler than the miralax and benifiber on the market.

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On 9/18/2019 at 9:04 PM, BetterBelizeIt said:

Collard greens

I'll second this! I make these quite often. I usually will do a mix of kale, mustard, turnip, or collard greens with bacon. Guaranteed to work!

If that doesn't sound appealing, I also recommend dried apricots, figs, or prunes. I love all of them and used to put them in my smoothies. I really don't like using laxatives because many of them work by pulling Water into the bowel from the body.

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Thank you all so very much! I'm implementing many of your suggestions and will keep you posted on my results. I appreciate your sharing possible solutions, tips with me! 😊

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Looked it up on Google, seems to be pretty similar to Miralax, but Y3s we can get it here also. It can be ordered from from Jeff Bezos and his Inflated spider "Amazon", seems to come in packets/ sachets not a bottle like my last Miralax purchase. Okay?

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Tried both collard greens and miralax. As long as I have them close together I'm good, miralax doesn't seem to want to work alone -- doesn't bother me I'm finally feeling "human" again. Thanks @BigViffer, @BetterBelizeIt and @catwoman7.. as well as everyone else I appreciate it!!!

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