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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Rog, Jul 4, 2021.

  1. Rog

    Rog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys tried the organic physillium husk but not really helped with constipation . Having to put in a lot of effort which can’t be good . Can we have porridge ? Or any other non BS raising tips ?

    the organic bran flakes are great but takes a good 4 hours to get back under 7.8.

    Any help appreciated
     
  2. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    do you eat vegetables?
     
  3. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Porridge is usually a bad idea. I assume you’re reducing carbs. And that alone can take some adjusting to as carbs hold water so without them you need more.

    Chia seeds? Flaxseed? More water? Magnesium?
     
  4. Rog

    Rog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes , broccoli and spinach every day , avocado in morning , seafood daily 5 oatcakes a day , 2x boiled eggs and 2 total yogurts a day .
     
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  5. Rog

    Rog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Chia seeds? Flaxseed? - I’ll get hold of these .
     
  6. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Are you actually constipated, or is it that you go less often?
     
  7. Rog

    Rog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well it’s just such an effort it’s not like I can’t go if that makes sense .
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Milled flaxseed (aka linseed) can make a porridge like substance. Just stir into warm milk (of your choice) adding bit of cinnamon or nutmeg and stir until it thickens.
    Can also make overnight to eat cold by leaving them in yoghurt or coconut milk to thicken
    I swear by daily seed intake to aid constipation. Start with 1 tablespoon build up to 3 then gently decrease again to what ever amount suits you
     
  9. Rog

    Rog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheers fibre !!!
     
  10. Rog

    Rog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks MrsA2, wonderful help
     
  11. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use a osmotic laxative, which my oncology team recommended I get.

    Here in Australia you can buy it over the counter or get it on a script from your GP which cost less $6.60 pbs price against $20.00 otc. It's called OsmoLax and has enough for thirty days supply, I mix it into a glass of cordial, but you can drink with it mixed in plain water

    Another one is called Movicol which has a lemon / lime flavour, which is available on script or otc.

    Both take several day to work properly as they are not a savage purgative.
     
  12. Rog

    Rog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Riva , brilliant tip .
     
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  13. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you cannot get anything like the two I mentioned, there is always Metamucil which comes in a variety of types.

    I was told not to use it though as it could cause me some problems by the team.
     
  14. Rog

    Rog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use physillium husk, chia, flax , lots of veggies. I also eat kimchi, fermented veggies, yogurt, cottage cheese with cultures and a PB8 probiotic. Got my little gut garden lol. Luckily I don’t emit too much methane
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Don’t forget to drink plenty of water. A big help with constipation.
     
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  17. Rog

    Rog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi MrsA2
    Just wanted to thank you for that wonderful tip on Chia and Flax . Totally sorted me out xxxx
     
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