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2 hours ago, Soon2bFit21 said:

I believe you’re mentioning my post so I’m responding:

I don’t take exlax daily, it’s every week to week and a half. I do take magnesium daily. Miralax does not work even with daily use.

My surgeon has been absolutely useless with any help or answers post surgery and getting a call back isn’t going to happen . As per my PCP I “fired” my surgery center due to the issues I’ve had from the very start with them and incredibly rude, condescending, and unhelpful replies if I even get one at all.

My PCP doesn’t have any answers outside of things we’ve already covered. I’ve even tried mega dosing on Vitamin C and that doesn’t work as well.

whoop - sorry! I thought it was the OP's post. I saw ExLax in there and just knew I had to respond, so I wasn't paying attention to whose post it was. Thanks for clarifying - I"m glad to hear you're not taking it every day!

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Short term, Miralax. Careful with laxatives, some create dependency if used a long time.

Long term, double the Water intake and add Fiber supplements. As soon as you can eat solids, eat plenty of raw cabbage, snap peas, blackberries, raspberries, apples with peel, etc.

I had to up my water intake to a gallon a day to fix my issue. I take 5 of these gummies daily.
https://www.costco.com/Vitafusion-Fiber-Well-Sugar-Free,-220-Gummies.product.11516194.html

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I’m 20days out and I’m suffering from constipation. I’m meeting my Protein and Water goals and I am active throughout the day. I tried milk and magnesium and it doesn’t help. Anyone go through this and have any suggestions?

I hate to say it but, if nothing is working and you know you have a blockage, Fleet makes a suppositories that are little bottles. I just had this problem and it helped. I was taking Senna S every other day and Smooth Move tea at night but due to being a little dehydrated nothing was helping.

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There is a laxative you can buy over the counter at your local pharmacy with the active ingredient called magnesium citrate - drink it and here comes the 💩. I will tell you is not pleasant at all but I assure you it works. Just a disclaimer kindly ask your, surgeon, if it's ok for you to take before buying at your own.

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i would say, try the sugar free pudding cup, that should clean you out, just one will do

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I got lactalose 10 mils twice a day but one day I took to much because I was that bad never had it since though hahaha

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Probiotics- I use Dr Ohiras- and magnesium—

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Smooth Move tea! You can find it in either tea section or health food section of some grocery stores. It has never failed me. Make cup of tea steep for 15 minutes covered squeeze tea bag n drink. By next morning or a few hours you are moving multiple times.

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Totally common. What worked for me was Miralax to "get things going" then switching to sugar free fiber gummies. I can't remember who makes them, but for whatever reason, they seemed to do the trick. Good luck!

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Ok I had this issue (I’m 2 weeks out today). How I solved it was Milk of Magnesia during the day and Miralax at night plus 2 stool softeners and you’ll start going. Plus all the Water. It will start. Finally yesterday morning I went like pre-surgery and I think I turned the corner. I’m only doing 2 softeners now. Feel better it will work!

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On 11/4/2021 at 11:48 AM, EsojLabina said:

There is a laxative you can buy over the counter at your local pharmacy with the active ingredient called magnesium citrate - drink it and here comes the 💩. I will tell you is not pleasant at all but I assure you it works. Just a disclaimer kindly ask your, surgeon, if it's ok for you to take before buying at your own.

Thank you

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