Constipation!

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I've had problems all of my life and at the moment my condition has worsened, but unfortunately it's something that we don't talk about. I've got fibromyalgia, arthritis and herniated discs in my spine consequently I'm in a lot of pain all of the time so it's a catch 22 situation my tablets cause the constipation but I need my tablets! What's the answer?

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    LINSEEDS!! These little seeds are absolutely amazing at sorting out constipation and regulatif your bowels, and I have them every morning. I buy the organic golden linseeds from H&B. You can stir them into a smoothie, sprinkle them on your breakfast cereal, on salads during the day, or you can soak them in water for 20 minutes and eat them with a spoon. When they get into your system, each seed becomes coated with a gel type substance, which helps with the passage through your system. The coating soothes any bowel problems too, and they are all natural, so there won't be any nasty side effects or " running " to the loo. They really are amazing!!
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    ...........just to add, if you take Magnesium supplements, you won't need the Linseeds, because Magnesium can give you diarrhoea.
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    Hi Sukest, I too have a problem with constipation. At the moment I take prebiotics and probiotics which seem to be helping. Wind is a problem to begin with until your vowel adjusts to the bacteria. You need to make sure you compare the packets carefully and look out for deals as they are expensive as well as a high count of billions of bacteria. Prunes also help and high fibre either in way of extra fruit and veg or fibogel sachets.
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      Thank you Caroline I'll look into the pre and probiotics and thank you especially for your advice on the cost. I for one take quite a few over the counter supplements and they're not in any way cheap!! Huge hugs. S xx
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    I'd recommend Boots Calcium and Magnesium with vitamin D. A great laxative when taken in sufficient quantity. Over time it will almost certainly help your fibro symptoms too.
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      I have just bought some of these on your recommendation. I hate laxatives with a passion( I definitely need them) . I have noticed that when I use magnesium oil that helps. Going to try stopping that and taking the tablets and see what happens. Most laxatives make me feel worse than the constipation which I'm used to!
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      The thing is that magnesium will only act as a laxative once you take too much! That was how I realised quite how deficient in magnesium I was. I can take three times the RDA before suffering any laxative effect. Everyone will be different so trial and error. It's well worth it because as I said on Lynda's thread, after two months on magnesium I've had an 80% pain reduction and getting a better sleep.
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      Don't worry about taking slightly too much magnesium. It is far better than deficiency and won't do you any harm. Do check for reactions with drugs though. I don't think it's great with diabetes meds for example.
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      i wouldnt stop using the oil i would just add the magneisum supplement 

      you might find if you take it at a higher does that you wont need a laxative 

      as magneisum supplements can cause dioreeh , so it might solve both probelems .good luck exclaim

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      iv used magneisum by spray and tablet at lower dose and i still got dioreeh

      but then again most people get constapation from iron tablets i got dioreeh

      and had to have 16yrs of injections because of it .

      so gues i just have a very sensistive system.

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      Thank you bluesman for your advice I am going to order some Magnesium for both of its effects, pain relief and laxative. Thanks again huge hugs. S xx
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      Hi again, I bought some of the tablets you recommended yesterday. Do you always take yours with food? Also have you,or anyone else found magnesium makes you very tired? I have taken it before and stopped because I was really( more than my normal fog!)tired. Does it wear off.? I do seem sensitive to even natural things. Thanks.
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      reduce does start of as small as you can and work up 

      i am just the same i have to be very careful, even with natraul stuff i always start with a small does , the body is under stress so dont over load it even with natraul stuff .easy does it with all things .cool

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      I take two or three in the morning with breakfast and two or three at night with dinner. I wouldn't say they make me more tired during the day but they have helped me to sleep better. I take this high dose through trial and error. I am over 6' tall and when taking Paroxetine my weight ballooned from 13st to 15st which I haven't shed yet. So my dose is based on my size and weight. 
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