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Satine 05-23-2014 03:01 PM

TMI ...constipation, of course
 
So I'm sure this has been brought up a few times but I'm new to all this...since going low carb I've been really having a lot of constipation...anyone else ? What do you do for it ?

I had a couple of pces of sugar free candy and then I couldn't stay off of the toilet :D But I don't want to live that way either.

Someone on another site suggested magnesium...I might be willing to try that since it might be a supplement I need anyway.

I already cut out most of the cheese I was eating to see if that would help.

Thanks,
Carri

berryblondeboys 05-23-2014 03:06 PM

We need to have a sticky about what is constipation and what isn't.

Question is - when you need to go poo, do you have to strain? or does it happen normally, just not as frequently?

If you need to strain, then it's constipation. If you poo without straining, just less frequently, this is NOT constipation and is normal.

When I eat a high carb diet, I need to poo every day. WHen I eat a high fat, low carb diet, I usually only have to go every 2-3 days or so and NO STRAINING.

People just have this notion in their head they need to "go" every day. It's not true.

Here is from the gov't site:

Quote:

What is constipation?

Constipation is a condition in which a person has fewer than three bowel movements a week or has bowel movements with stools that are hard, dry, and small, making them painful or difficult to pass. People may feel bloated or have pain in their abdomen—the area between the chest and hips. Some people think they are constipated if they do not have a bowel movement every day. Bowel movements may occur three times a day or three times a week, depending on the person.
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddise.../constipation/

Satine 05-23-2014 05:26 PM

No, I'm straining pretty badly and it's uncomfortable...I could handle going less frequently if that's all it was.

berryblondeboys 05-23-2014 05:47 PM

Ok, so you do have constipation. Here are some things you can do:

http://altmedicine.about.com/od/cons...nstipation.htm

http://everydayroots.com/constipation-remedies

JerseyGyrl 05-23-2014 06:10 PM

Dr. Atkins recommended psyllium husk for constipation. You may want to try that. Its natural, no chemicals. There is also an over the counter tea called Smooth Move that should help with this issue. You can probably find it at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid etc.

Hope you feel better soon!! :hug:

souvenirdarling 05-23-2014 06:29 PM

when eating low carb, make sure you're eating enough fat. For serious. People all over these forums have talked about eating McDonalds to do the trick. Consider applying it in a healthier way - drizzle olive oil on some roast veggies... avocado...

Good luck! I wish you the least discomfort possible :(

TheSatinPumpkin 05-23-2014 06:51 PM

I take 2 teaspoons twice a day of Natural Calm Natural Vitality (I take it as a magnesium citrate intake) dissolved in a cup of boiling water and this stuff makes the bowels move.

Satine 05-23-2014 10:13 PM

Thanks everyone. I will try some of these.

wannaskipandlaugh 05-24-2014 09:26 PM

Satine.. you can always drink more water too and try alittle fiber. I take tablets.. but you can mix fiber with your eggs.. etc :) Don't want you hurting!!!!

Michaloula 05-24-2014 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheSatinPumpkin (Post 5009333)
I take 2 teaspoons twice a day of Natural Calm Natural Vitality (I take it as a magnesium intake) dissolved in a cup of boiling water and this stuff makes the bowels move.

I second the Miracle Calm. If you can't find it nearby then you can take 250 -500mg of Magnesium citrate at bedtime. That should help.

Satine 05-26-2014 12:21 PM

Thanks everyone. Luckily I've had some "movement" over the weekend. Lol

smith1313 05-27-2014 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JerseyGyrl (Post 5009320)
Dr. Atkins recommended psyllium husk for constipation. You may want to try that. Its natural, no chemicals. There is also an over the counter tea called Smooth Move that should help with this issue. You can probably find it at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid etc.

Hope you feel better soon!! :hug:

also called 'dieters tea' and other various diet or bloating tags in the title its all senna, natural vegetable laxative.

Satine 05-27-2014 11:52 AM

Thanks Smith, I love tea

nonameslob 05-27-2014 12:13 PM

I've heard mint tea is also really good to help get things moving. Haven't tried it myself, but worth a shot especially if you already enjoy it!

Satine 05-27-2014 12:34 PM

Thanks :)


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