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Postby prata1973 » July 24th, 2005, 4:33 pm

Hi,

This is embarrassing but can anyone recommend something for constipation? Is this normal on this program?
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Postby martha » July 24th, 2005, 7:15 pm

Hi--

I can't speak for everyone else BUT I have been since the 1st week.. I take a stool softner every night and take a laxative a couple times a week. I read somewhere that since we are not taking in much food we don't have to go but a couple of times weekly.. My husband is just the opposite.. he got the other end(runs) :oops: I thought it would straigthen out but it didn't.. I think its because of all the protein..Whenever i overtook in proteins on other plans it caused the same reaction..Hope it helps..Martha
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Postby Jan » July 24th, 2005, 7:16 pm

Hi Pratal,
This is a problem once in a while on the program. It's most likely because you are eating less food. Try to increase your fluid intake. Lots and lots of water helps. Other than that Metamucil 1-2tsp disolved in water once a day should take care of it. Some people have just the opposite problem so I guess it just depends upon your individual system. These things go away eventually. :D
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Postby Nancy » July 24th, 2005, 11:29 pm

Hi, Prata ~

:shock: Yup, it CAN be a problem. My blue eyes were brown for a while...

Jan, you are so right: :water: then have some more :water: and don't forget to drink a lot of :water:

Metamucil is helpful.

Colace stool softeners may become your :hug: best friend...

:secret: Broccoli, a daily serving of Medifast Oatmeal and a package of the Multigrain crackers sometimes does the trick.
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Postby LeeannNH » July 25th, 2005, 3:03 pm

hey prata

just to chime in, i had the very same problem---it went away after the first couple of weeks. like nancy mentioned i just drank the water and ate brocolli every day (also raw spinach)

good luck and things will get EASIER!!! :oops:
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Postby prata1973 » July 25th, 2005, 5:32 pm

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the advice. I know I am drinking plenty of water at least a gallon a day or more that is all I drink. I don't like soda or cystal light much so water it is. I will try the broccoli and other suggestions. Thanks a bunch. I am now done day 3 and feel wonderful!! Thanks for the help

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Postby Nancy » July 25th, 2005, 10:34 pm

:shock: Sheesh! Are you wearing a bathing suit? That's a lotta water!

We can send Roto Rooter over there if need be... :lol:

I think you'll get some action soon. :mrgreen:

Do a search using the little button up there ^ and you may find some very amusing and interesting posts regarding pluggage...

Glad to hear you survived Day three - you are on your way now!!
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Postby kassilou » July 29th, 2005, 9:42 am

I put a little benefiber in two of my shakes each day, just to keep away from such problems. So far, so good.
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Postby Nancy » July 29th, 2005, 11:17 am

Great idea!

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Postby DogMa » July 29th, 2005, 5:15 pm

It's sometimes a lack of magnesium, actually. You can try some magnesium supplements or eat some spinach (the spinach usually works wonders for me). Or an extra vitamin C supplement can do it, too.
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Postby martha » July 29th, 2005, 6:21 pm

ROBIN---

Thanks for the info.. I had spinach today.. I sure hope it works as Laxatives are not doing the trick anymore.. Am going to increase the green stuff and use the magnesium supplement to see if it helps.. Martha
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