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06-24-2010, 02:07 PM
Help ! Am really constipated. I have been drinking a huge amount of water, eating great, but seem to keep getting constipated. Any ideas?? I'd really appreciate a quick, natural fix, because it is making me rather miserable.

bama girl
06-24-2010, 02:39 PM
Are you using any fiber supplements? Those have helped me in the past-- Benefiber has been a lifesaver. Also, plenty of fresh and dried fruits like cherries, apricots, plums, etc.

06-24-2010, 03:08 PM
How much water is a "huge amount"? Raw vegetables should help.

Beach Patrol
06-24-2010, 03:18 PM
Try taking magnesium pills. I take 5 mag pills a day. No constipation anymore. :D

06-24-2010, 04:06 PM
Ok, you all need to stop posting your constipation stories, because I think I'm starting to get sympathy constipation!

Fiber (veggies) and prunes. Chocolate is also a natural laxative, though not quite on plan.... Also, some aerobic activity can help losen things up and get it moving. And a hot bath can at least make you feel better.

06-25-2010, 02:29 AM
Thanks for the ideas. I drink around 4 litres /100 ounces of water a day. Thats enough:dizzy: I think t could be the fibre, although I eat alot of veg. I'll just try some more !
For me this is a very negative thing, I like regularity :D