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Iam a female in early sixties, have had this 6 yrs now.My gi tells me to take miralax 3 times daily with stool softners,prune juice prunes and grapes,Sometimes it works but mostly just a little bowel comes out.I am at my wits end, someone suggested magnesium citrate gels, if anyone has tried this can you tell me if it works anf how much to take, not going back to doctor,they just blow if off like it is not a big deal.Well it is to driving myself crazy just needed to vent.Cant takecitrate liquid .get very sick, please can anyone help thank you

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Have you tried activia yogurt. Try having two a day with some flax seeds mixed into it. 


Caution,flax seeds can increase pain and wind

Take spoon of olive oil before meals

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I have the same problem. The best natural thing to take for constipation is magnesium citrate capsules or oxide capsules. I take about 600 to 800 mg every night before bed with lots of water. You can find a lot of information on the internet about magnesium and constipation. There is a site called Ibs tales which has a lot of information.


thank you somuch for the info will give it a try


Hello Bearfriend52,

I suffered from IBS-C for 5 years. It was ruining my life. The pain, gas, and constipation was unbearable. I went to the hospital 4 times in 2014 between October and March. I started taking mushroom supplements and the IBS-C is totally gone now. I have waited 6 months to make sure that the IBS symptoms are actually gone and I stopped taking the supplements and within 3 days I had that stabbing pain in my abdomen meaning that I was going to have an attack. I took my supplements again and have not a one ounce of pain since. I did a youtube video about what I use (I don't work for the company or get any sort of money from them I just buy the supplement on Amazon). If you put in "My IBS is Cured! This is what I did!" you will see my video on what I exactly do. I hope this helps :)



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