Re: Constipation question/suggestions
kyuss: I'm sorry you're dealing with this. Other than what you're doing to try to get things working again, I can only say that you need to make changes in your diet to make sure you don't get this way again. You need to add more fiber, drink the water, and also add more "P" fruits to your diet - Peaches, pineapple, prunes, pears, plums, and eat beets and nuts. Nuts are a good source of magnesium. Eat fish, like salmon, that has omega 3 fatty acids. Also, eating dark chocolate will help move you along. Think of exlax - what is it? Dark chocolate. It's the magnesium!!! Even take some magnesium in a pill form. I take magnesium stearate, not citrate.
Also add more green leafy vegetables to your diet - more salads and spinach.
Try to stay away from the BRAT diet when you're constipated - Bananas, rice, apples and toast. They're too binding. If things don't improve you might need to see your doctor.