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Simply out im constipated and would like some suggestions about whats worked for other people before things get worse.

I called my regular doc yesterday who said 1-2 liters of water per day/25-30 grams fiber.

Ive read and it seems basically im eating a lot things on the list but maybe not enough and, of course, everything good for everybody else is bad for us ๐Ÿ˜พ

Ive been eating only 2 prunes a day ... because of potassium ... plus drinking an 8 oz bottle if apple juice every other day.

Im calling my kidney doc this morning and will be going to the grocery this afternoon and wonder about "old favorites" any of you have ... like triscuits for evening snack ? Are they any good ?

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orangecity41NKF Ambassador

You will be able to get it under control. Had this frustration too, especially when started diet. My gastro Doctor gave recommendation. Eat more grain and have Greek Yogurt, so combine them. I have as a grain serving cereal instead of bread for example and Greek Yogurt for my daily dairy serving. (On my diet can have 5 grain servings a day and 1 serving of dairy in specific amounts). Works for me.

This renal diet is many adjustments in eating habits and food exchanges for what works. After a while it becomes part of daily routine.

Thanks ๐Ÿ˜ธ Both you and bet suggested greek yogurt which im going to look into again. I tried it years ago but found it a little bitter but guess i'll try again. Maybe combining it will help.

I'll also figure out a way to combine both of your suggestions as they seem feasible.

Thanks again ๐Ÿ˜ธ

Hi again. 'What kind of cereal and "grains" do you eat ? Ive been having 8 oz 2% milk and/or cottage cheese.

orangecity41NKF Ambassador
in reply to Betsysue2002

I usually have those lower in phosphorus, Kix, Rice Chex, Corn Chex etc.

Ok ... thanks ๐Ÿ˜ธ

I got cinammon chex ... dont know why since i like rice chex bith were there.

When i finish the raisin toast and/or animal crackers i'll start on those.

I also got a locally-made commercial greek yogurt since i like the company's products.

I really dont want to get wound up in meds ! Except "good" ones.

Ive had docs offer me hydrocordone and tramadol when i had shingles and elavil for what is considered a hysterical woman's problem and said i'll deal with it (meaning none of those meds) thank you very much !

So im really interested in the Chex and yogurt.

Bet117 seems to have a good suggestions to try which im going to look into.

Bet117NKF Ambassador

Hi Betsysue,

I apologize for not responding to your last post as in got passed me in lieu of David's getting a nasty sinus infection.

I can relate to the constipation. It is miserable!

I take 2 tbsps of Calcium Magnesium Citrate Liquid + D 3 each morning and 2 in the evening and have for years. It has been the only thing to work for me, as it is a natura salt, not sodium and works with the water in your colon. Not a drug

It also gives you the calcium and magnesium good for your bones

This is different than the product that you take as a procedure prep.

You can buy this on line at VitaWorld (Vitamin Wotld) or if you look on Amazon, they sell it ..Blue Bonnet or Solgar is one of their brands. If you have a health food store near your home, I am sure they will carry it.

Vita World sells it with orange, blueberry or strawberry bit chalky, but it works.

Vita world introduced this to me about 6 years ago and my GI has been happy with the results.

In both cases, it can be shipped right to your door.

Continue to drink plenty of water as well. Like OC, I also eat Greek Yogurt 2tbsp. In the morning as well. Lite and Fit is my favorite.

Let me know how you I know this works.

Warm Thoughts..


( too you, too, Richard)

in reply to Bet117

Hi bet :) thanks for the suggestion. Im going to look into that.

Too funny ... i have a david too ! Ive had him since 1977 and married since oct 1978.

in reply to Bet117

Hi again. Looks like mag cit comes in 400 or 500 mg. Which would you suggest.

Ive also orddred some halvah which is sesame candy which is supposed to be good for you but has high sugar so can't eat much. Its supposed to have "good stuff" in it and helps constipation ???

Bet117NKF Ambassador
in reply to Betsysue2002


Check again..This is Calcium Magnesium Citrate Liquid. I believe that it is standard.

Magnesium Citrate comes in tablets. They do work.

I prefer the Cal Mag Citrate +D3 as it is liquid and easier on the stomach.check it out.

Believe it or not, halavah was in my house since I was a kid. It is sesame seeds. I don't remember my grandparents or parents having laxative effects. It is like a dessert.

Take a look at vita world. They ship it right to your door and replace any broken bottles if you call the 877 number.

Speak soon!


Bet117NKF Ambassador

Hi Betsysue!

See, serendipity that we met!

Your David must be amazing!

David and I met in 1999 and were married in 2003..It seems like yesterday.

Google vita world and take a look at this. It is a natural remedy. Because it is liquid you can modify the amounts.

My vitamin D level fluctuates with it but it works...and no distress.

If you take any meds as Lisinopril..etc. take this first and the Lisinopril at least an hour after. ( I checked with the directions and then the pharmacist. )

Keep in touch and let me know how it works..

:) Bet

in reply to Bet117

I used to get halvah years ago and then kind of lost touch with it till i binged sesame seeds and found it again.

I take amlopodine and my david takes lisinopril tho i think it's giving him side effects which the doc is ignoring.

Bet117NKF Ambassador
in reply to Betsysue2002

What a memory! We had chocolate and chocolate covered can buy it here at the Jewish deli!

I have wondered about the Lisinopril and side effects as well. I take it for protein spilling as my BP is low to low normal.

Google Lisinopril and go down to the site Drugs com

This is an excellent resource for alot of meds as it lists side effects and drug interactions..take a look.

I highlight, copy and paste and bring it with me to the doctor's office.

Remember, everyone is different.

I did google vitamin world for you. The CMC +D did come up.

Let me know what you come up with..

Be safe.

We are in a 18" blizzard here.

Speak Soon!


in reply to Bet117

Hi ๐Ÿ˜ธ Im not jewish but i sure wish we had a jewish deli here. Its like my calif daughter who has a nearby health food store/restaurant which is great ! We've got some vitamin stores but healthfood meals are a turkey sandwich.

It's nice having legitimate site information info. Thanks.

No real snow here yet ... sw mo ... but probably later this week and it looks like i may have a job interview.

The feeling generally is that if you live too far from work to get there in the bad weather, move closer.

I actually agree ... unless im the on thats driving !

Bet117NKF Ambassador
in reply to Betsysue2002

Wow! Lol you can probably order halivah..

Glad you have a have a job interview nearer to home. They will be lucky to have you!

Also hoping that the assisted living that you and David are seeling admittance to becomes available soon.

Please let me know..I care.

Snow in MA...9 inches and waist high drifts.

Where ate you?

Plow is here..

Be well and safe..

Good an positive thoughts..


in reply to Bet117

Hi bet ๐Ÿ˜ธ We're in sw missouri and can easily get snow here. Not usually as often here as you but we've had some bad winters.

Assisted living rooms become open frequently but we wont go till we cant live without help. We dont even "qualify" yet. I just want to be on the list for when necessary.

My halvah has been ordered thru amazon by joyva ??? And is supposed to be here in about a week.

Bet117NKF Ambassador
in reply to Betsysue2002

Hi Betsysue,

Joyva is the company that my family used to buy!

Not surprised that Amazon sells it....

You are so vivacious and incredible,..

As far as Assisted Living, you and David will know when the time is right and it will all fall in..

David's paternal Aunt lives in St.Charles, MO.

We were there and in St.Louis a number of years ago and loved the area, food and people..we even attended a Cardinals game.

Is this anywhere near you?

Have to let me know.

Be well and positive...

Bet. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

in reply to Bet117

Hi bet. The halvah arrived today and is just as i remembered tho a little more crunchy. If you liked it before you'll like it now. I hope it's still ok for you to eat.

We'll see how it turns out for me next month at my doc appt.

Thanks. I'll recheck that a little later. I didnt have a chance to really research it earlier. What i pulled up earlier defaulted to amazon. I'll take my time to look at it when i get home.

Grapes always worked for my son but sometimes had to use suppository. Although hasn't happened in a long while and I think that might be cause taking a probotic daily.. cultural desgestive one. Not sure of all your situations medically but that is what worked for him. Hope it helps or somebody makes suggestion that does. Take care.

Thanks scooby ๐Ÿ˜ธ I am open to all healthy suggestions. I know that what works for someone else might not work for me but i like having some choices. Thanks again.

OKRA, always works...lots of iron, but it ends constipation. I love boiled okra with apple cider vinegar & even drink the juice, Breaded okra might be ok but I save the bread carbs for another treat (toast w/coffee) Seriously, try a little okra. It's very low in saturated fat and sodium, and very low in cholesterol. Also a good source of protein, Riboflavin, Niacin, Phosphorus, and Potassium (caution?) Zinc and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamine, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium and Manganese...

PS Okra has a gummy texture, tastes somewhat similar to eggplant. Yes... Benefits include:

Preventing and improving constipation.

Lowering cholesterol.

Reducing the risk of some forms of cancer, especially colorectal cancer.

Improving energy levels and improving symptoms of depression.

Helping to treat sore throat, irritable bowel, ulcers and lung inflammation.

Okra consists of a protein known as Lectin. There is evidence present that Lectin extracted from Okra has the potential to slow down the growth of and even kill breast cancer cells.

You can thank me later ...Lol

Bet117NKF Ambassador
in reply to newbie1956

You are too much! What a great breakdown of Okra. I just like the taste.

Cracker Barrel Restaurant makes delicious fried Okra. Like you, I watch the bread and no fried foods. ( fattening as well lol).

Going to buy some next time. I go to the market.



in reply to Bet117

BTW, I prefer BABY OKRA..

Interesting ... i hadnt heard about that.

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