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Hi, Cassy and welcome to this great place.My primary care doc and gastroenterologist both said Milk of Magnesia for constipation because it isn't a purgative, more like a super stool softner. I used the liquid MOM, Cherry Flavor, and took 1 to 3 Tablespoons per night as needed. However after almost two years of agonizing Constipation made worse by fiber of any kind, we finally discovered that my gallbladder was not functioning because it was stuck down with abdominal adhesions. Once I got rid of that critter I haven't really had many problems with C.Use the Search utility at the top of this board and look for posts by Charlie or Heykate with keyword "Gallbladder" or "CCK-HIDA Scan" and you will find good info. I now take 2 Peppermint Plus brand enteric coated capsules of peppermint and 2 PB8 brand Acidolphilus capsules at bedtime to avoid Constipation problems caused by Diverticulosis/itis. That problem was brought on by the constant constipation while the doctors finally decided to remove my gallbladder.Also check out posts on Oregamax brand oil of oregano capsules. I use those as an alternative to antibiotics, which always give me big problems. ------------------LindaB (Retired)Those who laugh, last!
 
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