Author Topic: Constipation - How to keep regular??  (Read 1699 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Constipation - How to keep regular??
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2019, 04:23:04 am »
I'm a little late to the party, but thought I would chime in with what worked for me. I was totally miserable and constipated on my taper. I tired about everything mentioned on here. Everything. Nothing worked well. (I decided NOT to use laxatives).

In despair one night, I tried one of those OTC mag citrate bottles and it about killed me. Oh, no. Never again.

A buddy in Australia told me about Natural Calm. I was skeptical, because hey, it's mag citrate. But I bought some (amazon) and tried it. Very small dose. It's a powder so you can make it is as weak as you want. It worked like a charm. I used (and still use it) at about 1/4 the recommended dose. I like it that it doesn't give me diarrhea, just draws water in from my intestines to make things soft enough to, um, pass easily. No straining.

Also, I started drinking coffee. Apparently I am one of those lucky 40% of people who get the urge to have a bm with coffee.

So having suffered for years on my taper, I'm happy with my two solutions.

Hope this helps someone. Constipation is beyond horrid.

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[Buddie]

Re: Constipation - How to keep regular??
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2019, 05:33:19 am »
Not sure if anyone mentioned it yet but I do warm water (not hot) or herbal enemas. Sounds crazy, but it's instant relief, and not really unsafe if done properly, which is simple. I found coffee enemas amazing as well during bad wd but the tiny amount of caffeine absorbed was triggering symptoms (I was already caffeine intolerant prior to benzos) so I switched to roasted dandelion root, for the liver. But warm water is fine and shouldn't cause any reactions. It's really not good to be constipated because our body is unable to release toxic matter in feces and when we already feel terrible this makes wd worse. Not for everyone, but they help me immensely. Lots of detailed instructions online if you're interested. And hospitals would give you a fleet enema anyways.
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[Buddie]

Re: Constipation - How to keep regular??
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2019, 05:46:35 am »
Iíve been having problems with constipation in the last month, have already used laxatives (magnesium citrate liquid)  a few times and donít want to rely on them to go.  Also, 3 days into taking magnesium supplement at night, but still not going. What are some healthy alternatives besides exercise, drinking lots of water, lots of veggies?

Not sure if this is a Valium thing or a taper/wd thing...  anyone have feedback and/or suggestions? 


Thanks in advance,

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Hi, I'm sure its a wd thing. This helped me ...

https://www.docsimon.com/article/hylak-forte-sol-1x100ml

Hylak forte : Use of Hylak forte supports, in a natural way, growth of for the body beneficial bacteria, positively regulates pH and thus also the normal functioning of the digestive tract. You may use Hylak forte when you are experiencing problems with flatulence, diarrhoea or constipation, digestive disorders associated with use of antibiotics or sulfonamids, and/or other problems associated with a change of climate or food (when travelling, for instance). During first days adults should use 2 ml of the preparation 3 times a day. Babies and children should use 1 ml of the preparation 3 times a day. After improvement, the dosage may be reduced to one half. Do not use the preparation longer than 7 days without having consulted your doctor.   If your condition and the course of your disease allow it, the doctor may extend your treatment.
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[Buddie]

Re: Constipation - How to keep regular??
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2019, 11:15:14 am »
Yes, there is Senna in it.  Iíd already tried regular Senna a couple times prior but it revved me up, couldnít sleep, and although I was relieved the following day, I didnít become regular thereafter.  Whereas with the Dr. Schulzeís it didnít rev me, I slept, it was gentler and it took 4 days for it to work.  I havenít needed it again.  Yet!  So Iím not sure if itís because of the combination of ingredients or what?  But it worked for me.  Iíd been dealing with his problem for about 3 months and could only go if I used a laxative.  Itís been a miracle to not need one, now.  Fingers crossed.

Iím sorry to all who are struggling with this issue.  Itís so important to go!

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Just ordered it [...], wish me luck ;)

Iím so glad you ordered it, love ❤️  Please let me and us know how it goes for you!  This is seriously the best thing for regularity, for me.  The cool thing is, if I do happen to get a little behind (no pun intended) on movements...  I just take one at night and the next day itís back on track again.  So Iíve used it to clear up the serious problem I had for months and have used it twice as a spot treatment, if you will.  Itís amazing. 

Hope it works as well for you, [...]!  Love and miss you, just been laying kinda low while trying to get some footing.  😘

Love and miss you too [...], I will let you know how it works,  :laugh: :laugh:, lucky you ;)   🦄🦄🦄💜
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[Buddie]

Re: Constipation - How to keep regular??
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2019, 12:12:56 am »
Also late to the party but just wanted to chime in!

I have struggled with constipation since I was a teenager and have had problems with laxatives in the past. They are awful but when you're desperate you'll understandably do anything. I still have issues with constipation but don't want to use laxatives so I will try almost anything!

Now I use "Natural Calm" magnesium powder that I put in water. Other people have mentioned it here as well. I love it. It also is very relaxing and I need all that and then some.  :)

I also just tried Mag07 pills from Areobic Life. I bought them off Amazon. You start with three pills before bed and see how it goes. Take as needed. This also worked for me.

I also take Culterelle probiotic supplements which sometimes help.

I, too, love to make green drinks every morning to increase my natural fiber consumption. I cut up kale, carrots, lemon, half of an apple and ginger and blend it in a Nutribullet and it is great. I feel great after drinking it and imagine it flushing out all the toxins in my system! The drinks used to help me with regularity, but not so much anymore...but it doesn't hurt! 

The only thing that has consistently worked for me is the magnesium supplements. But you are doing that already.
I hope you are doing well and thanks to everyone else for all the tips!  :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: Constipation - How to keep regular??
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2019, 01:26:04 am »
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Now I use "Natural Calm" magnesium powder that I put in water. Other people have mentioned it here as well. I love it.

 :thumbsup: to that, Tater! It's the best thing I've ever tried. I got soooooo constipated on my taper, but now, nope.

Oh yeah, coffee helps, too.  ;)

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[Buddie]

Re: Constipation - How to keep regular??
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2019, 03:32:07 pm »
Where do you buy "Natural Calm" and which kind?  I have found several different brands and varieties that say Natural Calm.
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[Buddie]

Re: Constipation - How to keep regular??
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2019, 12:21:19 am »
Amazon.

The one I like is unflavored. It tastes a bit lemony. All the flavored ones are AWFUL imo.

Just go to amazon and paste this into the search bar:

Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Dietary Supplement Powder, Unflavored - 16 Ounces

There's a $2 coupon offered on it right now.

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[Buddie]

Re: Constipation - How to keep regular??
« Reply #48 on: May 06, 2019, 08:10:33 pm »
Where do you buy "Natural Calm" and which kind?  I have found several different brands and varieties that say Natural Calm.

Sorry Just saw this!

Yes, Amazon is a wonderful place to buy all these helpful supplements,etc. We don't even need to leave the house which can be unbearable in our condition. I just hate that I am contributing to making Jeff Bezos even more, rich, but whatever, I am sick and need convenience. :laugh:

I personally have bought the product at a organic type grocery store called Sprouts. Like a Whole Foods, but smaller.

Natural Virtality makes the product. My favorite flavor is Raspberry/Lemon. Kinda fizzes as it settles and it is very tasty. Think I will have some now!  ;D
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[Buddie]

Re: Constipation - How to keep regular??
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2019, 03:55:13 pm »
Update: Another member here suggested psyllium to me. It is the stuff that they put in metamucil. I don't like the Metamucil with the sugar and orange flavoring. I went to Amazon and found this. See link below. It was a godsend. Now, BMs are like night and day. I no longer have any constipation and I went from going every other day to 2x a day and like clockwork now. I only take (3) 500 mg pills of psyllium powder encased in a gelatin capsule. I take one in the morning, one at noon, and one before I go to bed.  :thumbsup:

Here is what I purchased from Amazon. HTH someone--
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013OW2KS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
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