I have basically had constipation for 7 months now. The symptoms. 1 bowel movement a day every morning but as I eat I feel bloated and constipated. By the end of the day I feel uncomfortable. Notes of interest..if I take a water soluable fiber, I go mid day, If I take a non water soluable fiber I only go the next morning (but my stomach feels less upset ) I have tried the fruit in the morning works but doesnt do anything for the rest of the day. I am very athletic , in excellent shape (my diet was never really bad) I used to go 3 hours after a meal you could set your clock by it. I am frustrated. I am looking for some ideas and comments
Vitamin C and Magnesium (will that upset the bacteria in my stomach ?
Water Soluable fiber or Non-water soluable the difference and the pro and cons of each ?
Peristalis ? what can I eat to cause it..I feel like I am digesting but it not moving it out....???? (very important)
How long should I keep up a fibre treatment ?
Will Water Soluable fiber (ie. Metamucil) actually correct the problem or are you just treating the symptom and not curing the ailment ? ( I believe that is the problem with the water soluable fibres you will develop a dependency..anyone care to comment ??_)
You know what!!! I've actually been taking taking psyllium husk seed capsules and they seem to help more then Metamucil type things ever did. I buy just the plain ole psyllium husk seed capsules at GNC. Ive been taking 4 caps in the morning and 4 after work at night. It seems that I'm having better movements then from before I took them. I can't stand Metamucil either, I don't like mixing that stuff up or anything. Also, the psyllium caps are easier to carry around and don't taste like anything. Actually, GNC has a whole section (in the store by my house) of digestive related supplements and stuff..check it out!!