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I’m pretty sure everyone is gonna say it’s normal but is it really I’m 10 1/2months out and I’m still having constipation problems... is this going to be a life long problem and has anyone had to be on medication to poop every days for months on end? I really hope I’m not the only one and hopefully others will stay it gets better in the years out. I don’t know how much torture I can put my bum through 😔 yes I do get about 25g of Fiber more or less and I’m not a very big eater anymore like food is sooo much more less appealing, I just feel like this surgery did a number on me.

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chronic constipation is a very common problem for both sleeve and bypass patients. So yes - it could be lifelong. I'm five years out and take a capful of Miralax every morning.

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I still have the occasional problem & if I have no action on day 2 I will take something that night to get things moving again. I find that not pushing helps. I’ll sit there for a while & relax & let gravity & nature do their job. If I’m anxious or try to force something nothing will happen. I also try to go at the same time each day. It’s like you have to re educate your body.

I hope it gets easier for you.

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4 hours ago, Isabelmonster said:

I’m pretty sure everyone is gonna say it’s normal but is it really I’m 10 1/2months out and I’m still having constipation problems... is this going to be a life long problem and has anyone had to be on medication to poop every days for months on end? I really hope I’m not the only one and hopefully others will stay it gets better in the years out. I don’t know how much torture I can put my bum through 😔 yes I do get about 25g of Fiber more or less and I’m not a very big eater anymore like food is sooo much more less appealing, I just feel like this surgery did a number on me.

Seconding the Miralax but only need a spoon full in flavored water when i took it for constipation

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You could have the other problem. I had diarrhea running down my leg when I was several years out. Probably too much something in my diet. but I had a revision and BOOM! I now get constipated instead. LOL You just did something major to your gastrointestinal system. I think everyone has some kind of issue. I hope you find something to help you. Maybe a little more fat in your diet as well as extra Fiber and Water. I am not saying a lot. Just a smidge.

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btw - the constipation is caused by a combination of the high Protein diet plus a couple of the supplements that a lot of us take (i.e., Calcium and iron). All three are known to block people up. My endocrinologist had me cut my calcium dosage in half because I was excreting too much of it, and once I did, I noticed I had to cut back on my Miralax a bit because things were getting too soft (but DON'T cut back on your calcium just for that as you may need it! You should only increase or decrease supplements based on your labwork. In my case, it was pretty clear I was absorbing the calcium much better than most people do...). But anyway, just wanted you to know that those are all major culprits in the constipation issue.

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