Posted 15 November 2004 - 03:38 PM
PSI'd call the doctor's office, and ask what you can do for this problem.I'm more screwed up when I don't use something then when I do, but I'm screwed either way. I've eaten plenty of bran and it's gassy, and does help, but I still need assistance going. I've gone 4 to 5 days without going, and I just will not do that anymore. When I have incomplete evacutation I use an enema. I mean you have to use something, or sit with that discomfort all day. It's one thing or another to me.I have read various opinions, but there are some gastroenterologists who don't believe you can get addicted to laxatives. I think you can retrain quite easily if you want to go through not going for a while. Eventually you'll go if you are eating fiber, and fruit. I took some cascara segrada an herb just to see if it would help me go last week and it did nothing. I've taken laxatives and nothing or very little. Suppositories I go good, and an enema to top it off if necessary. Works like a charm. I feel moving the bowels is important, and really we should go a couple times a day. I never did, but it would be better if you did. Doctors say it's however your body goes, but they don't have to live with that sluggish feeling till they go.I think diet has a lot to do with it also. Too much dry food is no good. Bread, chips, nachos,have no water in them. Eating foods with water, and drinking water, or liquids. Eating more soup. Soup should be a staple.My grandpa used to drink Fernet every morning, and he went like a charm. This is a liquor, and you might have to order over the internet cause liquor stores don't readily have it. I got some Angostura bitters but they didn't work. Not going runs in my family way back to my great grandmother, but I have no clue what they did except for my grandpa.The fernet is hard to take cause my grandpa made a big scrunched up face when he took a shot, and the bitters are bitter.I wish I could help, but I have no clue. I just do what I do, and I'm quite gassy, but at least I can go. I'm gassy either way cause I've tried everything.
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