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Short term: try different things from the pharmacy aisle and see what gets it moving.

Long term: prioritize Fiber in your diet. Eat foods that promote fiber: salads, Beans, some fruits (apples, raspberries, blueberries, bananas). For salads, I find that an oil-based dressing also helps grease the skids, so to speak.

Take a daily probiotic.

Drink plenty of water/liquid (low moisture creates hard stools).

If/when you are allowed to, drink some coffee in the morning. If you need to stay caffeine free, try some cold brew Decaf.

All of those things will soften your stool and help move you along.

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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.
Ditto this post. I drink Smooth Move tea every night and am regular as clockwork. Initially, I had major problems because that much Protein just backs a person up. I've started blending spinach, a few blueberries, and a few cranberries into my morning Protein Shake, and that also seems to have improved things. Once I backed off the shakes and started eating regular foods, things have gotten much better. Good luck!

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I switched from mirlax to 3 colace a day

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On 11/10/2021 at 8:43 AM, ColieCallwell said:

Ditto this post. I drink Smooth Move tea every night and am regular as clockwork. Initially, I had major problems because that much Protein just backs a person up. I've started blending spinach, a few blueberries, and a few cranberries into my morning Protein Shake, and that also seems to have improved things. Once I backed off the shakes and started eating regular foods, things have gotten much better. Good luck!

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Pay attention to the teas. My surgeon told me that the senna leaf tea is creating dependence, meaning if you drink it for a longer period of time, you won't be able to go #2 without it, or other help. Do your own research on "Senna dependency".

Better to increase Water and Fiber consumption.

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