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Old 02-13-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Hello everyone! I have been struggling with constipation for years. I have a question. If any of you use METAMUCIL, are the capsules as effective as the powdered form? Thank you!
P.S. I have tried everything. What works 1 day doesn't work the next. If there are no thoughts re:METAMUCIL does anyone have any products you use with good results?

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Hello everyone! I have been struggling with constipation for years. I have a question. If any of you use METAMUCIL, are the capsules as effective as the powdered form? Thank you!
P.S. I have tried everything. What works 1 day doesn't work the next. If there are no thoughts re:METAMUCIL does anyone have any products you use with good results?
They should work the same as they're made of the same ingredients. Make sure you drink at least 8 oz. glass of water after each dose of Metamucil. It can take Metamucil up to 3 days to work. If you're desperate for relief right now then I suggest you try a glycerin suppository. This will help you to soften the stool just inside your rectum and lower sigmoid colon. It will make it a little easier to go. I found that it hurts a lot less to pass the hard stool if I take 10 slow deep breaths and hold it to the count of 15 and then slowly exhale through pursed lips. It helps to relax the rectum and anal spnincter muscles.
I have lived with chronic constipation all of my life up until almost the last 2 years ago. I have found that my constipation was due to my lack of fiber in my diet and lack of drinking enough water, poor bowel habits. When I started eating a high fiber diet 25-30 grams a day, drink at least 64 oz. a day of water, and making sure I take time every morning to move my bowels before I leave for work or church.

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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I apologize for taking so long to get back to you! I am guilty of not drinking enough water plus I take many medications. I was just recently (since posting) hospitalized for Kidney Stones! Ouch! I had 3 & 1 was larger then a quarter so I had to have them surgically removed & now have a temporary stent. I was told the stones "could" have attributed to my constipation plus add in the pain killers I take & I am so clogged up & uncomfortable. It's amazing how much my weight can vary from day to day due to it. Now I need to heal from the surgery & am definitely going to take your advice to increase my water intake. And I think I'll stick with the powder form of METAMUCIL & pray for results. I hope you are feeling well & thank you so much for replying to me!

 
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Hi,
I really dont like water and perhaps drink only one glass per day except for what is in my tea. So therefore I also get bouts of constipation.
What works for me is eating Prunes and Figs and fruit daily. "Ortis Fruits & Fibres" are a Natural product you can buy from your Health-Shop and the ingredients include Figs/Dates and Rhubarb. They are a chewable cube and easy to take.
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Thank you for the advice! I will try both increasing my water intake AND eating prunes (eww!) & figs (yum!)! It is so nice to get info from others who know what you're going through. I must admit I am still learning how to navigate these message boards & I am sure there is someone I haven't thanked. At any rate I will keep on trying & am very grateful for every response I receive!

 
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Thank you for the advice! I will try both increasing my water intake AND eating prunes (eww!) & figs (yum!)! It is so nice to get info from others who know what you're going through. I must admit I am still learning how to navigate these message boards & I am sure there is someone I haven't thanked. At any rate I will keep on trying & am very grateful for every response I receive!


"Good Luck and I hope it works for you"...

PS.. You can buy Prune Juice from your Health-Shop or Supermarket,
It's really quite pleasant to drink,

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"Good Luck and I hope it works for you"...

PS.. You can buy Prune Juice from your Health-Shop or Supermarket,
It's really quite pleasant to drink,

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Sometimes warming the prune juice in the microwave helps it to work a little faster than drinking it cold and drinking at bedtime and at breakfast will help to keep you]moving your bowels on a regular basis.

 
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