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shasha

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Posted: 12 Feb 2007, 20:21
Embarassed So I'm on day 4, and let's just say I don't think I've been going poop enough ok? I've kept up on at least 64 oz of cranwater per day, so I am peeing a LOT. I just wish I could REALLY go, instead of a little tiny bit here and there. Anyone else experiencing this and what did you do? Any advice would be much appreciated!
teadrinker

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Posted: 16 Feb 2007, 17:28
Rolling Eyes I'm on day 6 and I had the same problem as you. Now, when I go, there's not much to speak of but it has taken on a completely different color (sorry to be graffic). I don't feel full in that I need to go to the bathroom but I do feel I should be going every day.
FitMom

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Posted: 03 Mar 2007, 11:06
it's normal to have issues "going" when you change your diet. But if you do your rebounding/brisk walking, drink lots of water in addition to the cranwater and take your fiber it should get better soon. magnesium also helps, maybe add some to your evening supplements.
Nevermind118...

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Posted: 03 Mar 2007, 14:44
FitMom wrote:
it's normal to have issues "going" when you change your diet. But if you do your rebounding/brisk walking, drink lots of water in addition to the cranwater and take your fiber it should get better soon. magnesium also helps, maybe add some to your evening supplements.
Perhaps in addition to FitMom's suggestion, try adding some flaxseed oil to your diet.
Shai

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Posted: 03 Mar 2007, 15:34
That was getting pretty graphic Shock

Great suggestions Nevermind and FitMom, you guys sure are helpful to some of us slackers Cool
FitMom

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Posted: 03 Mar 2007, 20:07
Nevermind1182 wrote:
Perhaps in addition to FitMom's suggestion, try adding some flaxseed oil to your diet.


well, you should be having 2 Tbsp a day already, and really shoulnd't add more because the liver needs to work harder when you add fat, even good fat. so unless you use it as lubricant, oil woulnd't improve your digestion Wink Embarassed
chersull_99

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Posted: 09 Mar 2007, 11:00
I'm on day five today and it seems that my normally very cranky digestive system has straightened out very nicely. Without getting too graphic, everything's coming out just right, and once/day which is highly unusual for me! Very Happy
FitMom

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Posted: 09 Mar 2007, 11:44
I hear you! But wait and see, as you progress on the plan you'll find yourself going to the bathroom 2-3 times a day. I swear, this plan is the best ever to keep things "moving" Laughing
exona

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Posted: 03 Apr 2007, 13:46
Good to see that others have the same concerns as I am having. I'm on day four and...um..well, what the others said. Wink

csoar

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Posted: 08 Apr 2007, 21:38
If you are truly constipated, try taking magnesium (about 400mg) just before bed. It's a muscle relaxer and often recommended by Ann Louise Gittleman. Wink
Angelnurse10

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Posted: 11 May 2007, 19:59
I was constipated for the first week and a half when I started. I take magnesium (500mg) at night with my psyllium, and have had no further problems
slease

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Posted: 15 May 2007, 08:30
If you are like me and have IBS with constipation all of the above suggestions will have a minimal impact on your "going" issue. My doctor has recommended Miralax which is now available without a prescription. It helps by bringing more water into the colon which, in turn, makes the stool softer and easier to pass. I started using it a couple of weeks ago and noticed a big difference. I hate taking laxatives because they always work a bit too well for me, but this is much more gentle. I would try it if none of the natural remedies work for you. No sense in being miserable. Also, I did not notice it hindering my weight loss at all either.
csoar

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Posted: 18 May 2007, 22:46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (Drug name: Miralax) OTC version is recommended for no more than two weeks. Folks who suffer from chronic constipation should eliminate all gluten from their diet for at least a month as the constipation is one common signal of a gluten intolerance. Fortunately, Fat Flush DOES remove the gluten (wheat) from the early phases PLUS adds lots of water (64 oz of cranwater and all the plain water you want), LOTS of fiber (LLCs + veggies), GREAT fats (flaxseed or pharmaceutical grade fish oil) = healthy colon and regular...deposits. Laughing
In addition, Ann Louise recommends chelated magnesium for constipation - up to 1200mg per day (it's a muscle relaxer, NOT a laxative!).
HTH!
slease

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Posted: 21 May 2007, 08:50
Just so you know, I am not trying to undermine Dr. Gittleman's suggestions on what to do about constipation. My physican has recommended this course of treatment for my IBS, which was confirmed on a colonoscopy about week ago. I was merely passing along a treatment option, and yes, my dr has me taking Miralax everyday. This person should see her physician if constipation continues to be an issue to rule out any serious condition and find a course of treatment that works for her.



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