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Old 04-04-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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27/M/5'11/215 pounds

so i ate something funky, maybe it was food poisoning, i had stomach pain for a few days. the pain went away and then i had diarrhea, now i have constipation...it's been almost a week now. i just want to take a normal crap.

i've been drinking a ton of water, going to the gym and exercising like i normally do, but something is wrong with my stomach....

ugh...how can i let this all go? my grandfather is in the hospital with diabetes, and now i'm starting to freak out that this could be something more serious...
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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27/M/5'11/215 pounds

so i ate something funky, maybe it was food poisoning, i had stomach pain for a few days. the pain went away and then i had diarrhea, now i have constipation...it's been almost a week now. i just want to take a normal crap.

i've been drinking a ton of water, going to the gym and exercising like i normally do, but something is wrong with my stomach....

ugh...how can i let this all go? my grandfather is in the hospital with diabetes, and now i'm starting to freak out that this could be something more serious...
Over the counter overnight laxative should help move things along. Or pancakes/waffles, syrup therapy always helps my dog, not that you are a dog I'm just saying syrup can help move things along as well, grapes and raisins will do the same thing or prunes.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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just had some oatmeal with raisins...now im making some broccoli

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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just had some oatmeal with raisins...now im making some broccoli


mmmm, oatmeal sounds really good I may fix a bowl for myself and a couple pieces of buttered toast. Thanks for the suggestion. Good luck with this I know how uncomfortable this issue can be.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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Prunes are the best! TMI but if "it" gets stuck and can't come out, there are OTC glycerin suppositories to help grease the way.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:52 PM
 
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Magnesium citrate vitimans are good for that sort of problem.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:34 AM
 
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Play it safe and go see a quality doctor.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:08 AM
 
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Go to Walmart and get vegetable laxative. Take two pills with a full glass of water. If you need quick help take Ducolax. It will work within three hours, but be prepared for some stomach cramps.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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Prune Juice, a gentle laxative plus a stool softener, apple juice, metamucill, and there are some herbal teas out there that help with constipation.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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Also Haley's M.O., a lubricant laxative. So safe my vet had me giving it to my cats to pass hairballs.
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