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Old 06-16-2016, 12:05 PM
 
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I don't think I'm obsessed, I feel it's important to eliminate daily for me to "feel" well, I live with too much pain mess anyway and this "backed up" feeling would only make me worse. We know our bodies and where we've been.

 
Old 06-16-2016, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Neither my husband nor I have this problem thankfully but I feel bad for those who do. MY mom has IBS and she's either constipated for days or had diarrhea. My husband wakes up and goes at least 3 times before he leaves for work. The only time he had trouble going was when he was on pain meds for his back. Prune juice helped.
 
Old 06-16-2016, 05:08 PM
 
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Oh those powerful pain meds will do it. When I was in for hip replacement, I took a few magnesium caps with me and took them as I knew the hospital would not be giving me mag..plus they give iron tabs and that adds to the misery. So in the hospital I took care of myself.
 
Old 06-17-2016, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Neither my husband nor I have this problem thankfully but I feel bad for those who do. MY mom has IBS and she's either constipated for days or had diarrhea. My husband wakes up and goes at least 3 times before he leaves for work. The only time he had trouble going was when he was on pain meds for his back. Prune juice helped.
The pain meds are the worst, as are some antibiotics. When I had knee replacement even prune juice (which I hate) didn't help. I finally did have to use a laxative. When I am on antibiotics I sometimes have problems, but these are always short lived. Then, yes, the prunes, and other fiber foods can help.
 
Old 06-23-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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I am confused after reading all the posts. Just what should one take to help the bowels to move on a regular basis. Should there be certain foods that help? Or certain foods to stay away from?
 
Old 06-23-2016, 02:45 PM
 
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Foods that bind are sugars/carbs.

Meats can be binding, but I'm OK with small quantities, not pounds of meats.

Foods that MOVE are, greens, other vegetables, beans, magnesium, Vit C and lots of room temp clean water. I avoid tap water pretty much for all the chemicals in our public waters.

This works for me. I had a nice slice of whole foods pizza yesterday loaded with veggies and boy oh boy, that was a good dumper.
 
Old 06-23-2016, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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I've heard that medical personnel refer to people who are concerned about their "movements" as Bowel Babies.

Any doctor or nurse will say that a daily "movement" is NOT necessary. Eat a well balanced diet and let things happen when they happen.
 
Old 06-23-2016, 03:40 PM
 
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Well, as I see it, if one wants to KEEP old waste in their bodies, they are free to do so. I don't trust too many of the medical establishments as they need us to be sick for them to make a good living. The "cleaner" I feel, the less medical help I need. I've been on this planet a lotta decades to know how my system and the system of the medical world WORKS.

I know of two who were in the hospital with bowel issues, my cousin's husband who dealt with Parkinson's and was doing OK with the PD, but ended up with bowel blockage and ended up in hospital and died from complications.

Another person I know recently ended up in the hospital and had bowel surgery for blockage. Blockages as I see it are caused by "being backed up". Not cleaning out good and regular. So many meds can cause havoc in this area. I don't think that was my issue so much, just being unaware and not eating the best foods and rushing thru my life.

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Old 06-23-2016, 07:08 PM
 
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How judgmental some people are if you follow medical opinion and not theirs.
 
Old 06-24-2016, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am confused after reading all the posts. Just what should one take to help the bowels to move on a regular basis. Should there be certain foods that help? Or certain foods to stay away from?
the foods that work the best for me and are normally thought to be very helpful are: all kinds of dry beans, cantaloupe, apple juice and prunes. Almost all fruits are great and greens as well. Stay away from too much meat and white bread products as well as processed foods if you can. Oh and drink plenty of liquids including water but other liquids can help as well. Exercising is also a great aid for keeping the system moving.
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