THE GREAT LIST OF REMEDIES!
Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:26 AM
these are just my own thoughts. for expert medical advice please contact a health care professional.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:41 AM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:44 PM
Hi, I'm new to the group and glad I found it. Also glad I'm not the only one with these problems. Been plagued for years (like 30). Been laxative dependent for most of them. There is a tea I take from Republic of Tea called (don't laugh) "Get It Going." Have to admit I actually take my ducolax pills with the tea, and sometimes put a dose of Miralax in it, and that helped for a long time. Then stopped working totally about two weeks ago. My friend at work suggested MOM, which certainly worked, but is causing me extreme bloat and gas. Don't know which is worse.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:17 AM
I wanted to start a comprehensive list of food, herbal, medical, and physical remedies that have helped people in the past. Anything that has worked for IBS-C. I am in a really bad bout right now and that is what I am looking for. Many people come to this site looking for information that can help when everything else fails so I thought this might be a good idea. I will start the list. Things that have worked for me at some point: Herbal: Senna Leaf. Medical: Lactulose, polyglycol 3350, Ducolax, copious amounts of sea salt water. Food: Hemp Hearts, Spinach, Licorice, Prunes, strawberries, watermelon. Physical: Extended walks.Stuff that did not work: Chlorella. Colostrum.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:25 AM
is epsom salts and milk of magnesia any different or are they the same thing?
Magnesium hydroxide helps. (Milk of Magnesia)
Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:50 AM
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:33 AM
Miserableme, Both squashes I either boil or roast with olive oil and usually pumpkin pie spices. Sometimes when I don't have time for fresh, I use plain pumpkin from the can. Always like to have it on hand.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:34 AM
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:31 PM
Different kinds of magnesium are used in different pills, and there are also differences in how the they are absorbed. Milk of magnesia contains magnesium hydroxide, but I don't know whether that's available in a pill form, in any case I've read that it is better for treating "occasional" constipation. I remember reading that magnesium oxide was recommended for constipation (apparently this is less well absorbed than the chloride version, but I also remember reading someone claim that in order to help with constipation it doesn't necessarily need to absorb but to just come through your colon - I don't know whether I remember this correctly though). I've been using it myself and it worked at least for a while. I was using only 250 mg before, it took the constipation away for a while and stomach pain for much longer. I didn't take any for a while, but started again with a bigger dose (600 mg), that seems to work pretty well so far for constipation (though I am dealing with a lot of stomach pain again...).
I would like to know a little about magnesium; I have read on the net that it can cause constipation instead... I tried magnesium nutrition pills from a health store a while ago, and it felt like my C got worse?! Did I imagine, or is the milk of magnesia not pure ordinary magnesium? What does it contain of? Would like to buy something similar, cause we don't have the MOM here...
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