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Hello,

I have been drinking Protein Shakes as a meal supplement and I am having a hard time moving my bowels. What laxative will help me with flow in my bowel movement.

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1 minute ago, MISTY_CEE035 said:

Hello,

I have been drinking Protein Shakes as a meal supplement and I am having a hard time moving my bowels. What laxative will help me with flow in my bowel movement.

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Do you dump? ;)

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3 minutes ago, MISTY_CEE035 said:

Hello,

I have been drinking Protein Shakes as a meal supplement and I am having a hard time moving my bowels. What laxative will help me with flow in my bowel movement.

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Miralax is a usual go-to and has helped me out. My doctor prescribed some Colace, but I found it largely ineffective when compared to Miralax. I also have had success with Smooth Move tea, which has a great taste, though it does tend to make my insides very talkative.

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I take two stool softeners per day and drink Smooth Move tea most evenings. Unfortunately, Miralax did not work for me. I also tried Milk of Magnesia, and Dulcolax. The tea with stool softeners is my preference after all of my trials💩💩

Hope everything comes out ok! Pun intended😬

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I also added Colace to my daily pill regimen. It has definitely helped...I'm afraid to do laxatives on a weekday!!

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Go for a stool softener - much more gentle on your system. Remember, you’re not eating very much so your body doesn’t have as much waste to get rid of each day. If I hadn’t/haven’t been for two/three days I take a softener, like coloxyl, that night. Add some soluble fibre like benefibre to your diet (avoid the ones that swell in you tummy), keep your fluids up. And relax. Don’t force your self. The stress will bind you up more. Stick to a routine. Take a magazine, a device or a book in with you & let nature & gravity do their thing. Don’t let your body get used to depending on bowel stimulants to make you go. You will poop again 😁

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Do you dump? [emoji6]

No. I am not dumping.

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5 hours ago, MISTY_CEE035 said:

No. I am not dumping.

You misunderstand my cryptic and leading question.

I asked if you dump. Diarrhea is part of dumping syndrome. Thus, if you dump you have a solution to your problem.

I dump. I have [rarely] added a sugar drink like orange juice to address constipation. I only do it in the most extreme situations as playing with dumping is like playing with fire.

Good Luck,

Tek

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On 9/22/2020 at 3:42 PM, JessLess said:

This is radical but I am two years out and eat three prunes with Breakfast. I haven’t needed laxatives or Colace in ages.

Do you eat them plain

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14 hours ago, tarotcardreader said:

Do you eat them plain

Sure. They're like big raisins.

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8 hours ago, JessLess said:

Sure. They're like big raisins.

i didnt like the texture before surgery lol im trying to be opened minded

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Unfortunately they didn’t work for me. Waaah! Just remember one prune is one plum. So consider how many plums you’d eat & make sure you include them in your food log.

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On 9/28/2020 at 3:25 PM, Arabesque said:

Unfortunately they didn’t work for me. Waaah! Just remember one prune is one plum. So consider how many plums you’d eat & make sure you include them in your food log.

Yeah that does seem like alot of sugar

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On 9/28/2020 at 9:25 PM, Arabesque said:

Unfortunately they didn’t work for me. Waaah! Just remember one prune is one plum. So consider how many plums you’d eat & make sure you include them in your food log.

I track all my food, but thanks for your concern. I didn't get fat eating three plums a day.

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