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Oddly enough, I have a bag of snacking apricots by my desk for my feed days! I wonder if this is what has kept me regular?
What can I do to prevent this from happening every week now?
Eat less and defecate more Sorry, that's a pun on the standard "how to lose weight" advice from doctors of eat less and move more.
I'm not clear if you're bunged up - ie can't go - or just don't need to go as often.
You could try one of the soluble fibres like Inulin or Benefiber which can be mixed into drinks or food - Benefiber is in the digestive health or women's health section in ASDA, containers bit like diet hot choc but light green.
The scale below may be helpful in defining the problem -
Sorry, the chart just brought back memories of no relevance whatsoever to the topic. I may have to print that and stick it up in the cloakroom for old time's sake!
I suffer with constipation too but have managed to identify particular problem foods. Eggs for instance are guaranteed to bung me up for days despite them being a healthy food. I haven't eaten white bread for years now because it's another problem for me.
I swear by All Bran and add linseed to porridge in the mornings sometimes too.
My advice is to work it out for yourself (no pun intended!) by examining your diet. Meds is a bad road to go down unless you're truly desperate.
I will hit the chemist on Thursday and get me some kind of oil that we are giving my grandmother (she is bedridden and takes lots of medication).
According to her doctor, it'a natural and mild.
Others here have spoken favourably of chia seeds.
I found pills with senna, similar to one I got from Boots but ran out and I will buy them tomorrow.
Psyllium is also in my next order from H&B. I just want to receive the last one and try the Zero Noodles before I place a new one, so that I will know whether to order more noodles or not.
Marie, I find that usually the Colax Aloe Vera Colon Cleansers help a lot.
I also use laxatives with senna leaves from Boots (and now found something similar to them in Greece).
At first, prunes did help but now they don't...
I take them with last meal before the fast. They make you feel really full inside. Lots of water and coffee helps, too.
I didn't realize it at first, but I guess I'm suffering from a similar problem!
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