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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 12/3/2007 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 51 yo male, 30 year history of ortho issues, many with constipating drugs [vicodan].
When in the hopsital; I get colace to attempt to counteract the opiates. My last stay almost 2 years ago for a week [much better].
I have yet to find any definite 'triggers'; coffee seem to be one; I've gotten used to being without.
1] I really don't have a pattern of regularity
    a] near water, mush, soft, hard, near impacted without much rhyme that I can put together.
2] Would a possible cause be not being able to find an appropraite place / time to sit down over a long time [years] or otherwise not responding to nature calls?  These days, I try to respond to urges [I can sometimes tell, based on the urge, what the expected output will be]
3] gas isn't an issue for me; my wife wants me to take Tums
4] I take 600mg Ca, 200mg magnesium; along with a muti, C; bentyl andsome others from time to time.
5] anyone have a source for psyllium tha is cheap without sweetness?? 

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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 12/3/2007 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
psyllium is found in Prodiem stool bulker, or you can buy it on it's own, psyllium husk or granuals that you can grind into a fine powder.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 12/4/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   

pb4: your signature reminds me of what the 3rd graders would do with $100

Konsyl is a brand I've seen, but $15 for 75 doses seems too high to me; Wal-Mart's Equate has a 114 dose with 'no-sugar' for like $8; Sam's had someting but  hve to imagine that it wasn't popular [no sugar...]

Where I find my symptoms hard to deal with is an hour o so or strong urges and producing afew raisins or a couple of cents of tootsie rol; also not being satisfied after going.  I never did with urine; only feces.

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