You do want to be careful that you don't have a bowel blockage, but serious constipation issues can also be from the nerves in the GI tract not functioning well. The nerves in the GI tract are what keep the contractions in the intestines smooth and moving all in one direction in wave like motions.
I have to take a combination of 3 herbs 3 times a day, every day to keep my intestines working without just staying all cramped up. I don't know if there is a pharmaceutical that will do the same, as no doctor has ever bothered to check into my issues far enough to understand what the problem was - they all just kept telling me more water, more fiber and more prunes - and like you, Sean.Scott, that simply wasn't helping me.
I still have to take magnesium oxide for my intestines, and a mag orotate for my muscles, and once in a while I have to do a 'vitamin C flush', but for the most part, the herbs are what really keeps things moving in the right direction.
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New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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