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Readmeastory
Readmeastory

Rhurbarb complex has anyone tried this for constipation and slow track bowel . P

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Hi there I’ve been wondering about that too ! I’m trying optifibre at the minute x

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

How much do you take and is it helping . As I’m fed up trying . As it’s just a bit hard getting it right .x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

I’m having 1 sachet Movicol and 1 scoop optifibre a day it’s working ok so far , had colonoscopy few weeks ago been having constipation since x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

I’ve spent a fortune on supplements and laxatives so might give the rhubarb a try next , I have bottle of actimel a day too x

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

I take laxido and it helps one sachet at night and one in morning , and like you spent a furtune same here not been the same since colonoscopy . .will try optifibre as I have it here .but unsure of it x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

Think it was the moviprep before colonoscopy that did it x

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

I think your right as I had 3 lots of the stuff as had X-ray which I had to take it then something else like a colonoscopy but with air . Bowel never been the same . Lost 2stones . Eat don’t eat drink fluids in fact I just up . As it all started just before lockdown . So go been good but can’t do much with no follow up . Sorry Panay but that’s my wee rant over . 😂

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

Have a rant anytime lol , I wonder whether the bowel prep creates imbalance in good /bad bacteria it’s quite harsh on the gut x

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

When do you take them I’ve got optifibre and laxido . Do you take them at the same time.or at different times .x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

Hi there I take the scoop of optifibre in morning , then sachet off movicol about 7/8 pm , and bottle of actimel in between , don’t know which of the 3 is helping the most but my bowels are really slow and stubborn x

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

Thanks for the quick reply . I yakult in the morning . Then just started with optifibre in morning then laxido at nine at night . . As it’s only my 3day I think it’s helping but like you my bowels are slow. But not up to try rhurbarb complex just yet . As I need to be mind ready if that makes sense to you . X

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

Hate the fact that my bowel dictates my bloody life !! Let me know if it helps I’ve tried most things with exception of rhubarb and magnesium x

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

Me to I take milk of magnesia it helps as well when I get fed up trying different stuff . I’ve tried eating fresh fruit ,tinned fruit not eating only eating soup . Then gluten free and lactose free still the same .but we can’t give up just have to keep trying . one day we might poop normal 😂😂 x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

I’ve found cutting down on brown bread and cereals helped me And drinking warm wAter , I still have pain on right side tho don’t know what it is I get it after eating x

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

I have pain in my right side dr says I had scare tissue from my appendix and c section scar . So it affects my intestines to my bowel .but I don’t no as species says my bowel is loopy dis functional , another word for lazy bowel syndrome . Diet and exercise is all I get . I was told to eat brown bread but to be honest what works for one person might not work for another .x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

I’ve tried diet and exercise no joy !! So gonna stick with what works , I know that when I get bunged up more fibre isn’t the answer x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

Hi again I’m finding the opitifibre causing a lot of gas how about you ? X

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

Not so much gas but I’m got a lot of pain in my right side plus finding it harder to pass BMovement .been on it a week just 1/2 sachet and one laxido .. so don’t no what to do .stools are soft but hard to pass . But I might up my laxido . Just don’t no .

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

You could try a whole sachet and a laxido ? I’ve been taking it for over 2 weeks think it takes a while to work it does have probiotics in it that’s prob what’s causing the gas x

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

Will see how I go tomorrow as scared it would bung me up .

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

It hadn’t bunged me up but you have to drink more water when taking fibre supplements x

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

Will try full one and see as I’m in a lot of pain in my right side . If I take to many laxido end up with diarea . I no that not how it’s spelt 😂😂 x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

I get pain same side worse when I take too much movicol and it does cause Diarrhea !! X

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

Thanks for all your help as it’s hard going at times but easier to talk to someone who suffers same thing x

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

It stresses me out as it rules your life fed up of pain , bloating , trapped wind , piles etc trying new things as don’t want to get impaction again bloody awful had it plenty of times scares me x

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

Me to and my conversation is about bowel movement or lack of them . I’m 66 and got diagnosed in October 2019 . Seen every specialist and had all the tests . But then went into lockdown and not any one since February last year . But seen throat specialist in October to check that I never had a narrowing into my stomach . It came back burning mouth syndrome or dry mouth . Again told nothing they can do .so gave up.so I feel your pain .but just have to keep going xx

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to Readmeastory

Wish there was a Magic pill ! X

Readmeastory
Readmeastory in reply to Pansy2

Me to last consultant I seen said I haven’t got a magic wand to fix you . He said nothing I can do diet and exercise so just no magic pill either. . One day they will get something that works xx

where do you buy it?

Pansy2
Pansy2 in reply to edwangy

Internet think it was amazon x

edwangy
edwangy in reply to Pansy2

Thanks x

We had a rather long rambling post on here about 2 years ago regarding rhubarb complex, see link below:

healthunlocked.com/theibsne...

Maureen.

I got a small 2 week pk sent to try l only took it once it gave me loose bowels so didn't try again

Get worried about Rhubarb being so acidic, but have not tried the supplement. Would be interested to know

I got a free sample but to be honest fight this takes it’s toll on you and I will try it when I can get in right frame of mind .

Meant to say I’m frightened to take it as this illness takes it’s toll on you and not in the right frame of mind at the minute . 🤪