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JHP
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   Posted 2/28/2007 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I have figured it out, I think.  My problem is hard, dry, ball stools that doesn't want to come out, unless I strain.  The only way I can describe it, is that there is no lubrication.  I have had a sore feeling on my left side (around by the belly button) and it is annoying at times.  I am going to see my internist today regarding this.  I am about at my wits end!
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   Posted 2/28/2007 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree that you should see the doctor. Are you drinking lots of water? I have learned the hard way about that. The pain around your belly button sounds like it really needs to get checked out, I am hoping its nothing too bad that can't be treated.
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JHP
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   Posted 2/28/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
It is not pain, more soreness to push. I have no fever and don't feel bad, just wish I could poop normal. I go, but I have to strain. You scared me by your post!  Btw-I drink at least 12-14 glasses of water a day, so this is not a problem.


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   Posted 2/28/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure how I scared you but I apologize that I did. Fiber therapy may help things move along better for you and might help with the "dryness and soreness" to go. Fiber and water are extremely important so if you are already drinking lots of water that is a good thing. You may want to ask your doctor about it since you are going in to see him/her anyway.
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Keriamon
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   Posted 2/28/2007 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Being backed up can cause abdominal pain (as can straining--you're working those ab muscles), so don't go worrying about cancer or anything. But being backed up a long ways can be its own hazard. That you are at least moving some stool is a good sign, although it could obviously be better. Can you get no help from OTC laxatives, aloe vera, fiber, prune juice, magnesium supplements? Has anyone tried you on Zelnorm when all those things failed? If not, be sure to ask for it. Also, you may want to try a product called Equate. I took it while having bowel problems in college, and it cured my mild C (and my sensitive teeth!). I don't know what it would do for someone worse, like you, but it's worth a shot. It's not as cheap as the other remedies, but it has no side affects that I'm aware of, unlike Zelnorm, which has plenty of bad ones. You may find that you need a combination of several things in order to stay regular.

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   Posted 2/28/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Keriamon - when you mention "Equate" that is a generic company that makes a whole lot of different products. Are you talking about the Equate stool softener, which is the generic equivalent of colace? Or the Equate stoof softener with stimulant laxative - generic for Peri-colace? Just curious. :-)
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 2/28/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Try Metamucil.................
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Keriamon
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   Posted 2/28/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Shoot, wrong thing! It's Equalactin that I'm thinking of. I've bought it at CVS and I think Walgreen's before. It's in with the other bowel products in a red and white box. They are chewable calcium tablets. It's a different kind of calcium than what's in calcium supplements. This is supposed to balance out your moisture in your colon by adding it where you need it and absorbing the excess where you don't. Like I said, it gave me some nice poops!

JHP
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   Posted 3/1/2007 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Well-I am back on Zelnorm twice a day (started last evening) and glycolax twice daily. I just wish there was a quick fix! I am up to one Fiber Con pill a day now. I can't tolerate a lot of fiber or I am miserable. What is the difference with Pysillum?
JHP
 
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   Posted 3/1/2007 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi JHP,
FiberCon is a synthetic fiber whereas Psyllium husk is natural. Psyllium is a plant product and can usually be found in a powder-like product that needs to be mixed with water. I'm guessing Psyllium is easier on the gut because it is (supposed to be) all natural.
Both fiber supplements absorb water into the bowel, thus giving your stool bulk. When taking any form of fiber you need to make sure to drink plenty of water and increase the dosage slowly.
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   Posted 3/1/2007 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
If you can do natural fiber (psyllium) than that really is the way to go however a lot of people cannot tolerate it so there are products like FiberCon (calcium polycarbophil) and Citrucel (methylcellulose) that help the side effects that people get with natural fiber (gas, bloating, cramping). I take psyllium because I have taken it for years and I have done just what Lil said in that I increased it really gradually to get my body used to it plus I would always prefer to go all natural but some cannot.


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Post Edited (dbab) : 3/1/2007 10:13:42 AM (GMT-7)


dbab
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   Posted 3/1/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I also wanted to add that holding your bowels tend to dry them out as well as the moisture does goes away. That is why constipation is not just about not being able to go but its also about the dryness as these two go hand in hand. The best advice I can give you on that is, GO when your body says to GO if you can and try not to hold it if necessary.
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