Re: drinking tons of water and still constipated..thyroid?
i often feel cold and have dry skin and get constipated - I've had blood tests done to check for hyperthyroidism - and that's not it. So, I can't say that you necessarily have it either.
But, I do take a quarter of a pill of bile salts with my meals (I split the bile salts with a pill splitter), when I'm sure I'll be constipated. It helps a lot. I have heard that prune juice might help with constipation as well (which you should consider trying before the bile salts).
If you do try taking bile salts remember this: Take it only with a meal, because otherwise it won't spread properly in your food and then it will make you bloated. (one part of the stool will move smoother than the rest). Also remember to take only a quarter of a pill to start because it is extremely strong and you need some time to get used to it, after which you will understand how well it works and how much you need. Take it only when you are sure you will be constipated because it can make normal stools turn to diarrhea, and it can make diarrhea really bad. If you get pain in the right side of your chest.... then this is an ideal way to help that pain go away as well.
I hope something works out for you.
Last edited by 6th_sense; 10-21-2004 at 08:02 AM.