For constipation I would recommend Acacia fiber at www.helpforibs.com. This website also offers a wealth of information to help you through your really tough days. It's fabulous! Acacia is the least gas forming fiber and offers effective relief from constipation. For the acacia to work properly, it's crucial that you start with a low dose (1/2 teaspoon twice daily) and gradually increase to a dose high enough to resolve constipation (which may be 4-5 tablespoons a day). If you got gas or bloating, that would mean you increased your dose too quickly. It can take several weeks to gradually increase up to the dose you'd likely need to resolve constipation, and unfortunately you can't rush this. Acacia is not a drug or a laxative so it won't work overnight.
I really feel for the constipation folks, as it takes some patience to start slowly, increase gradually, and eventually get your daily dose up high enough to resolve symptoms. A lower dose can't worsen constipation, but it won't resolve it, either. You may want to start over following these directions and see if you have better luck.
Senna tends to be a little too abrasive to the gut and therefore those with IBS or sensitive digestive systems is not the best choice. Senna also causes more gas and bloating for some, especially those with constipation.
Of course drink plenty of water.
Do they perscribe Adderall for constipation only? Or do you know, it says that it's a stimulant, so does it make you jittery or nervous or keep you up at night.?? Just wondering, I don't really have C but air build up that will not let my bowels move.
Ever since my scope my intestines have been so sick and swollen and things seem to be worse, so that just seems to be my life every day and its getting real old. I guess that's just the way it goes, but I am hoping that things will get better. I had a acute IBS attack in April and was in the hospital for 4 days and have never gotten any better. So I am just at a loss for what to do. They said all was fine with my scope and he has no clue as to what is going on with me so they are going to send me to see a specialist. Well hope you are well and I would appreciate anything you could tell me on that drug...Leslie King