Re: Hemorrhoidectomy Questions
eittod, Citrucel was not helpful to me as far as a fiber supplement. I have had best results with Colace and/or Miralax and metamucil and eating oatmeal and lots of water and vegies.
I also take Colace every day and then if I feel a little constipated or that my stool will be hard, I also take the Miralax which can now be bought over the counter. My doctor recommended the Miralax over the Colace and it does not cramp you, it is something that helps bulk your stool and also soften it. It is a little expensive, but may help you over this little hump. You are right, try not to strain with bm's, although sometimes that is hard and your body just takes over and pushes on it's own. I noticed you had said on another thread you were eating bananas, bananas are recommended for people with diarrhea, so they can actually be contributing to your constipation along with the pain medicine.
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