Ideal Protein Diet - Constipation Help




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marlenesuer
06-28-2012, 09:39 AM
I'm curious as to exactly, which products you've personally used that have worked for you ...

Thanks :(


staceyjblack
06-28-2012, 09:49 AM
novilax works like a charm

Maile
06-28-2012, 10:14 AM
Novilax does work. Make sure you are eating those 2 cups of lettuce and 2 cups of vegetables each lunch and dinner. Good luck.


marlenesuer
06-28-2012, 10:38 AM
Thanks guys. :(

karikitten
06-29-2012, 01:54 PM
Well I just found this on FaceBook :)


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KitKat169
06-29-2012, 02:05 PM
Well I just found this on FaceBook :)


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Nice!

I use a stool softener called Cleanse More, a herbal product from the natural food store. I also add chia seeds to my puddings and shakes 2-3 times per week to help maintain.

Delgen
06-30-2012, 01:11 AM
My coach recommended "Smooth Move" tea, and it works great! It hAs Seneca in it, a mild stimulant ( not a laxative ). Cheap and easy to find at Target!

brvsfan99
06-30-2012, 08:57 AM
Magnesium citrate also works well. The bottle (it's in a glass bottle) says your first bm will be in 6-12 hours. Well mine was like within 30 minutes with bm's for 6-12 hours. Make sure you are close to a bathroom!

marlenesuer
07-01-2012, 02:57 PM
brvsfan - I have to say - the words 'thank you' aren't enough.

Listen - I've never in my life heard of magnesium citrate. Ran out and bought a bottle.

This is after about 9 days of trying almost everything I could think of and recommendations from friends and family.

Things like a colace/dulcolax, the smooth move teas, metamucil, etc. All money down the drain.

I drank the magnesium cirate and felt the weight of the world lifed off my shoulders. This stuff does the job like clock work. OMG - I'm so happy. My first good night's rest in days.

Thanks so much for this recommendation! :hug:


Magnesium citrate also works well. The bottle (it's
in a glass bottle) says your first bm will be in 6-12 hours. Well mine was like within 30 minutes with bm's for 6-12 hours. Make sure you are close to a bathroom!

brvsfan99
07-01-2012, 06:53 PM
brvsfan - I have to say - the words 'thank you' aren't enough.
Thanks so much for this recommendation! :hug:

:carrot:
I am so glad that it worked for you! I actually went to the doctor with stomach pain (I was having regular BM's at the time) on time and that is what she recommended. I now keep a bottle in my house just in case!

DanafromAustin
07-01-2012, 07:16 PM
My coach recommended "Smooth Move" tea, and it works great! It hAs Seneca in it, a mild stimulant ( not a laxative ). Cheap and easy to find at Target!
I like to take the natural route whenever possible and the Smooth Move tea works best for me.

marlenesuer
07-01-2012, 07:31 PM
Yes brvsfan - it worked amazingly well. And no wonder - after a little more reading, I came to find out it's really sort like the last resort for constipation. If magnesium citrate doesn't help you - it's almost like, nothing will.

It's what the dr gives you before a colonoscopy or surgery to completely cleanse the bowels.

Thanks again! :hug:

cscape
07-23-2012, 11:28 PM
I tried searching posts in all of the IP forum, but didn't get enough answers. In my 6th week, and have had problems since Wk 1. I've been taking novi-lax daily for 5 days and still don't have good results. Took 2 at night and 1 in am, had a lot of gas. Tried the smooth move and same thing. I eat all the veggies..and drink over 64 oz water. I think the problem for me, and many of us on IP, is we aren't getting enough fiber and fruit to help maintain "normal bowel function"
Yes, we can take ducolax or mag citrate, but using it habitually could affect the intestinal tract long term ("loose explosive BM's for one). My clinic advised against metamucil (I think it has added carbs, even though manufacturer says they aren't absorbed.) So, coaches, please, what is available to us, that is "natural" and effective??

cscape
07-23-2012, 11:32 PM
One other thought...does anyone know if there is any lactose, or lactose-like substance in the IP packets? I have a mild case of lactose intolerance, and the gas and bloating I have now is similar to how I felt until I switched to lactaid (lactose free milk).

patns
07-23-2012, 11:37 PM
A big problem also is the amount of calcium in the supplements. I had to cut down on that.

Zartas
07-23-2012, 11:56 PM
It is actually a myth that the bowel becomes dependent on things like senna. If you need it, take it.

shardianne
07-24-2012, 09:50 AM
Is the magnesium citrite on the pharmacy shelves?

emcmc
07-24-2012, 10:13 AM
personally i took "natural calm" a magnesium powder, it worked for me for a month but then started to lose its effect. i now take 1 novalax in the AM and 1 in the PM and my BM has regulated itself. hope this helps!

marlenesuer
07-24-2012, 11:15 AM
Yes, it is. I'd gotten mine from CVS but it's pretty much all over at the major drug stores.

It worked WONDERS! for me when nothing else did: smooth moves tea, colace, prune juice, metamucil and the natmag my coach suggested ... all did nothing for me. After nearly 3 weeks of ****, the magnesium citrate was like heaven.



Is the magnesium citrite on the pharmacy shelves?

jwdesselle
07-24-2012, 12:44 PM
With the Magnesium Citrate, are you drinking the liquid, or taking the pills?

Chloe222
07-24-2012, 01:00 PM
Is the magnesium citrite on the pharmacy shelves?
Yes, plus many grocery stores carry it too.

Chloe222
07-24-2012, 01:01 PM
With the Magnesium Citrate, are you drinking the liquid, or taking the pills?

Liquid

Msmeanni
07-24-2012, 02:59 PM
Hi marlenesuer

I use Mag 07. It is very gentle on the system. I haven't experienced any stomach cramps at all. I take 3 to 4 pills at bedtime and the next day tada. :carrot:

cscape
07-26-2012, 12:30 PM
Thanks everyone for your input. The intestines can get dependent on use of stimulants ..I spent the first 5 years of my visiting nurse work, helping older pts who had used laxatives habitually, who had major problems with impactions and or explosive stools. Since Mag Citrate has a lot of sodium in it, and is a stimulant, I,m going to look into Mag7 since I don't know what that is. I'll keep you posted. Also interesting comment on effect of Calcium tabs and constipation. Will explore this option as well.

cscape
07-28-2012, 02:51 PM
So with my WI# 6 on Fri, and no BM by Thurs, I resorted to 2 tabs ducolax and lost 3.4 lbs for the weigh in. Am still looking for better management and will keep you posted.