Constipation

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Nikerz20's picture
Joined: 04/18/09
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Constipation

I haven't been in 4 days!!

Any ideas to get me going?

Lizbet22's picture
Joined: 04/01/09
Posts: 2859

Prunes.
Fresh orange.
Get a stool and put your feet on it when you oare on the loo so that you look like your squatting..that should open you up...and avoid piles!!!!

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Jenni Beth's picture
Joined: 03/03/11
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Drink lots of water or fruit juice. Eat fiber. Drink more water. Oh, and drink water.

ashamom27's picture
Joined: 07/06/06
Posts: 1010

Eat fresh veggies like celery stalk, carrots. Fruit will help too. Coffee somehow helps get things going, if you can stand it. I feel your pain- it's one of those annoying symptoms.
Are you taking iron pills? The dosage might be pluggin' you up.

lily0624's picture
Joined: 03/21/07
Posts: 591

water water water. have a cup of coffee or tea. that should do the trick. i would hold off on taking any supplements because it may be a little TOO helpful!:eek:

TLotus's picture
Joined: 08/28/10
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There is a tea called Smooth Move. It is safe for preg.. and it works. Wink

Joined: 05/17/06
Posts: 370

Grape juice & dried apricots works like a charm for me. GL!

Nikerz20's picture
Joined: 04/18/09
Posts: 673

Thanks for all the great advice.

Shopping tomorrow so I'll make sure I buy lots of fruit and vege Smile Pick up some prune juice too. Try and find something I can add to water bcoz it tastes so chemically!

I wish I could still have my morning coffee, but the taste at the moment is really off putting makes me want to :puke:

angelover02740's picture
Joined: 07/10/07
Posts: 1342

i drink at least 64 oz of water a day and it still doesnt help with my constipation. Im so getting a stool softner. I hate prenantals because of that

Lizbet22's picture
Joined: 04/01/09
Posts: 2859

I'm on extra iron so my poo is green...and as I have collitis when I get constipated I don't need to worry about it being hard when it does come...I guess there are blessings in a dodgy bowel...lol
hope you manage to go soon...keep a magazine or book by the loo so you can relax in there when you need to. Smile
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WhiteWolf68's picture
Joined: 02/06/09
Posts: 505

My doctor said I could eat Activia, so I have one every other day and it helps a lot.