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I go to the bathroom once a week. I always feel bloated or crampy. Sometimes I pray for a bad attack - because afterwards I'm not bloated,crampy etc.. A doctor I went to told me to take fiber con or senakot - I've tried both, they send me into a severe pain attack. My question is Metamuceill or Milk of Magnesia better?I'm changing my diet but the exercise part is hard for me to do? I'll be at the gym and I start feeling like I need to go. Will that feeling ever go away once I get into a routine? Thanks
 

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Metamucil (or other fiber supplements) are the best way to go, and should be the first thing tried. If you can get the bowels moving by adding bulk (and start drinking extra water as it's fiber + water that makes for the stool to be bulky and soft enough to expel).Now for some people they have to resort to other things, but fiber would be the best place to start as it is the most natural i.e. it stimulates the body to work the way it is supposed to in a natural way.K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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stardaz,I find exercise really helps when I suffer from C - it seems to relax the muscles and help me go.I guess if you get the urge while exercising - thats a good thing and you should take notice of it and try to pass a BM there and then don't hold it in - that can make things worse.K has covered the main aspects of what to do to relieve C symptoms, you may also want to try taking some magnesium as its a natural remedy for flatulence and spasmodic pain (basically its a natural laxative).Try to increase you fiber and water intake slowly and after about a month you should notice an improvement.The important thing to remember is to drink plenty of water with your fiber intake to make your stools soft and bulky otherwise they end up like rabbit pellets.Good Luck,Clair
 
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