3138931 tn?1350940318

Relieving constipation...help! :(

ugh its been a week since i could last go! ive tried stool softeners but those just make me gasy. i eat high fiber foods!! and i dont want to use a sapository (how ever it is spelt) just when i use them, thats the ONLY time i can go!!! I either have (tmi) diareahh or constipation...nothing normal!! im going to use a sapository after i eat my grilled cheese sandwich but anyone know of a way to get back on a normal schedule?! im 18wks along and its just frustrating bc by the time i go to give birth i dont want to "explode" on the bed while pushing my baby out..

i know, sounds weird...lol...but it just freaks me out!
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1639915 tn?1378929213
Have you tried the fiber drink you can buy at the grocery store that helps
3058745 tn?1351112728
Someone told me to drink pedialite, its for little kids :)
2195822 tn?1341056911
Have you tried lactulose ? and syrup of figs/
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Try miralax. It works wonders and all you do is add it to your daily beverage. It speeds up the process naturally. Also apple juice helps too!!!
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Yes apple juice lol ...And the mots for tots apple carrot juice....its delicious plus it gets things going!!!!
3138931 tn?1350940318
ive tried those but when i do...i get stuck with either diareah, or it will only work that once! apple juice and fibers never work :'( grape juice gives me diareah too :( but im drinking one glass of that
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My son has chronic constipation and obstructions and his pedi told me miralax (which is just pure fiber) and colace every day. As the above poster said you mix a cap full of the miralax in any beverage and drink it daily. The colace is a stool softener that pulls water into the stool from the intestines. Both are perfectly safe during pregnancy according to my OB. Good luck.
3169623 tn?1371168580
Drink some coffee lol that always helps me. I don't drink it often just when I need to go and can't!
Avatar universal
Other than foods that move stuff along, excercise works for me. Go for a walk :) works better than yoga or anything else ive tried! :)
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Prune juice works great for me. I also increase my fiber intake
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If you live near any Asian shops,there's a drink called 'imli pani'...'pani'meaning water,...'imli' meaning tamarind.its brown,quite tangy,slightly spiced and you won't be able to get off the toilet!x
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