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07-21-2008, 03:07 AM
does constipation cause weight gain....
or weight retain?....

07-21-2008, 05:24 AM
Depends on how many days you haven't went. If you haven't went for a week it is, sometimes, equivalent to even 5 lbs of weight. So yeah you might retain or even gain.

07-21-2008, 12:05 PM
its over a week atm....

07-21-2008, 12:55 PM
Hmmm... maybe see your doctor? You wouldn't want to do anything that would be unwise...


07-21-2008, 01:04 PM
im awaiting a delivery of medication....
stated on here actually a something that acts as a fiber aid....
i suffer with it a lot....
so il lsee how that goes first!....

07-21-2008, 01:25 PM
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07-21-2008, 03:10 PM
have you tried taking something like sennokot or dulcolax/dulcoease? Can get it all at tesco/boots I think and may just kickstart you as it were?

07-21-2008, 03:16 PM
fyi, I tried dulcolax and had diarrhea for 3 days! I recommend starting off with half the suggested dosage just in case! I find a tablespoon or two of flaxseed oil followed by a cup of coffee or tea helps me IMMENSELY when I have that problem.

07-21-2008, 04:15 PM
ive tried max strength senekot....
double the recommended dose....
it didnt shift nothing....

07-22-2008, 03:04 AM
back down 4lbs today and istill havent pooped!....
duno what the hells going on!....

07-22-2008, 07:32 AM
How about seeing your doctor, sh3l5? :chin:


07-22-2008, 02:11 PM
fink i may have to!....

07-22-2008, 02:31 PM
a few nuts do the trick for me...but i have never went as long as you have gone without going.You need to see a dr!!!

07-22-2008, 04:00 PM
I would never let it go that long. At least in my case, I feel there is a direct proportion between the severity of the constipation and the number of days. Unless something happens no longer than 72 hours later, I take action.
Have you tried going for a run? That works like a charm.

Beach Patrol
07-22-2008, 05:14 PM

Usually when you're constipated, it's due to ingesting too much protein & not enough fat..."fat" keeps things moving along! - and many people on low-fat diets end up constipated... also, your body is telling you that it's "low" on magnesium. Take a couple of magnesium supplements per day, or go the quickie route & try some Milk of Magnesia. If that doesn't work, DEFINITELY see your doctor.

Rain Dancer
07-22-2008, 10:10 PM
You don't want to let this go on too long. If you don't get some relief, soon, please see your doctor.

If I take flaxseed oil caps every day and get plenty of veggies, I am fine. If I am stopped up, Dulcolax or Phillips softgels usually do the trick. :)

07-23-2008, 02:55 AM
im currently waiting for my benefiber to arrive....
should be here today....
going to give that a try n if that doesnt work within 24/48 hours i shall be at the docs....

07-24-2008, 11:27 AM

how is the poop coming along? I hope the Benefiber helped you.

07-24-2008, 01:39 PM
ive taken three doses so far....
its giving me lots and lots of wind....
no motion yet tho....