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Old 05-23-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Gastric Bypass - Weight and Laxative Questions

Hello Wonderful People! Today is my 3 month surgeversary! and I am down 82 LBS. I am doing well, trying to go the gym as much as I can. But I am so NOT motivated to go. But I will keep trying. I need to drink more water too. The one BIG problem I am having, and think this is the reason for my weight loss slowing down, is I get very constipated, and can't go for so many days. Any tips on laxatives? Is it safe to take a Correctol Laxative? I have tried prune juice and it does not do much for me but make me pass gas. I dont want that, I just want to GO! Any suggestions?
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:13 AM   #2
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Hi Xbubloox, and

Hey Congrats on the 82 lbs woweee thats terrific. Here is a recent link to a discussion about using products to help you go.


But the first thing I would have to recommend it talking to your doctor about what is right for you and the surgery you had.

Good to have you with us.... and pardon the slow response.. its a holiday, the weekend and well... you know


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Old 05-24-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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heh, if you find the perfect answer, please let me know! Since surgery (almost 2 months ago), I have been taking 2 stool softeners and 800mg Magnesium Oxide daily, and I STILL don't have a BM every day! I also try to add FiberSure powder to foods when I can.

I have a friend who had a period of constipation after her DS, and she discovered it was her calcium that was binding her up. She switched to a different brand, and things started flowing again. As soon as I run out of the calcium I have now, I will be switching to her new brand!
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:12 AM   #4
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I already took some ex-lax, and and ennima... lol... I am all cleared up now... Thank you though... and what is her new brand? maybe that could be the cause of mine... Thanks all!
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:37 PM   #5
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Hi BU!!! good heavens - LOOK AT YOU!!!!! what a difference those 82 lbs make!

now, to add to the info re constipation: DRINK YOUR WATER. yeah - i know that sounds simple - but it's REALLY important when you're constipated.

i've been finding that a handful of chickpeas added to [whatever] works well. REALLY well.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:34 PM   #6
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yeah chick peas has good fiber content... ill have to try that... It seems, when I get constipated, my weight loss slows or stalls... but now that I am emptied out, I dropped 5 more lbs. just like that,,,, lol thats makes me happy... I will have to do better at drinking my water though... here is a video i made just lastnight...luv u guys.. thanks

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Old 05-27-2009, 11:25 AM   #7
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xbu! I am the Fiber Queen of the Universe
I've been eating this for breakfast for a week or so and it works like a charm
Protien shake
8 oz water
dash vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon instant coffee
1-2 scoops Isopure vanilla (depending on my food plan for the day)
milk to taste (optional)
and a mini flax muffin (half a 1 min muffin)
since I'm farther out than you are you will probably tweak portions

Also I take 1000-1500 mg of Magnesium per day
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:01 PM   #8
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My doc has me drink Miralax stirred into one glass every single day, it keeps me regular without getting the poos. It is tasteless, also which helps, especially if you drink in a glass of ice water.


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