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On 12/5/2021 at 2:21 PM, LadyH said:

and long term use of laxatives only exacerbates the problem.

My team at the VA told us to use a suppository for constipation. It's less harmful to your system - and more focused on the immediate blockage.

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31 minutes ago, LilaNicole20 said:

My team at the VA told us to use a suppository for constipation. It's less harmful to your system - and more focused on the immediate blockage.

Funny you posted this. I agree with you. I literally just got off the phone with my team's nurse and said the same thing. She said we can't use suppositories because they're laxatives. They only allow stool softeners. How crazy is this whole bariatric thing when every single team wants to do something different. This can't be science.

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17 hours ago, LadyH said:

Funny you posted this. I agree with you. I literally just got off the phone with my team's nurse and said the same thing. She said we can't use suppositories because they're laxatives. They only allow stool softeners. How crazy is this whole bariatric thing when every single team wants to do something different. This can't be science.

That is strange!! Ugh, and frustrating!!

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I didn’t have any issues pre surgery (I just went a lot less) but post surgery I found that taking the Walmart generic of benefiber daily keeps me completely regular.

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You're drinking an awful lot. Maybe it's all coming out as liquid because you're on a liquid diet? Call your surgeon's office if you still haven't had a bowel movement in a few days.

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