Constipation

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I am curious if anyone has solved their constipation issue when taking any of the meds to treat acid reflux. The only med I take is calcium carbonate and it works wonders for me. However, it is very constipating.  I am looking for something non harming and that can be used for the long term. I consume psyillium husk, vegetables and I drink plenty these are just not powerful enough to solve the issue.

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    Do you get calcium carbonate from your GP and does it have another name.i have suffered from acid reflux for many years and have always had constipation ad well I take a tablet called Resolor or is also known as prucalopride this medication is only for women apparently but it works.
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      Hi Maureen, calcium carbonate is not a prescription where I am. Thanks for the advice on Resolor. May I ask have you used anything non prescription that worked well? Looking for something non prescription and natural if possible.
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      Yes I have tried lactulose syrup,fibogel and senokot but none of these worked.I had a colonoscopy earlier this year and it showed the last part of my bowel is very slow and doesn't contract properly so that is why I was given this medication.I also take domperidone tablets because I have the same problem with my gullet,I think this problem is called dysmobility,and these tablets help food digestive faster.
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      Hi again,

      thought that I should mention a few things about Ca....and I suspect you know already plus a lot more...

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      You probably need no more tha 1200mg daily

      CaCabonate is the most constipating

      This also competes with Magnesium

      Absorption is via Vit D

      Where it goes is via K2

      While I am not an advocate of Ca Supplementation..I'm sure

      its needed....sometimes....when its taken in small amounts

      thruout the day..like 300 mx X4...less likely to cause constipation but..

      if it does..try citrate...may need to add a tad of acid with it...but for those

      who are lactose intollerant...and don't want to go thru the struggles of getting the lactase enzyme into their digestive system, thus no calcium via dairy......tweaking various kinds of Ca, by spacing may help.

      Those who do supplement...be it constipation or diarrhea...these are "side effects".....off topic some...I'm anticipating a routine colonoscopy...will tell my GP I want the Virtual Colonoscopy...the only disadvantage..is that should it reveal something that should be or could be resolved via the barbed flexi tube..I'd need to redo it the conventional way...but this is "routine"...will call Monday to determine $ and schedule...with our without GP's OK..she's new..as my old GP of 30 years retired...sniffle...Claudio

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    Hi,,you would be wise to see your doctor for advice, we can all respond in different ways to medication. Never like to mix tabs unless having seen the doctor. Constipation is awful. Hope things work out for you soon.
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    I agree with both maureen and janet...I've just resolved constipation for a 36 year old Chinese wife, mother of 2....I would not allow her to take calcium carbonate...remedy used: psyllium husk 1/4 teaspoon with 4oz water x 3. followed by another 4oz of water.....adding probiotics...3rd glass of water added NAC because she lacked energy..not for constipation....24oz is ok for 100 lbs...but much more with added weight.

    This should not be a long term process...will ween gradually over a period of 3 to 6 weeks....If I suspect "gastroparisis" will obtain "Rikkunshito from Honso..8 herbal cocktail....I'd suggest anyone to do their homework on this Japanese Kanso herbal. it is not for everyone....the copycat Chinese has 6 herbals...I haven't any studies nor can find any...probably in Chinese..so will need to outsource for data sometime in the near future....Claudio

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      found it...had to twist arms...promise stuff...but the ingredients are the same..but not the exact measurements for each ingredient. (suspected)

      My Chinese respondents obtain the Japanese product thru hong kong ...30 years ago, would have been the opposite...Claudio

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    The post earlier in "moderation" applies to THE WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTEROLOGY...you can google the below headline and find the study summary.

    Rikkunshito improves globus sensation in patients with proton-pump inhibitor-refractory laryngopharyngeal reflux

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    I TRUST THIS IS NOT GAVISCON OR THE LIKESTHAT YOU ARE TAKING?

    I YOU ARE ON ANY TABLETSLONRM FROM G.P AND THEY STOP WORKING I.E YOU HAVE  CONSTANT ACIDITY SEE YOUR DOCTOR AS ITS ABNORMAL I KNOW I TRIED  TO PUT IT TO THE BACK OF MY MIND HOWEVER   SINCE MAY AND UP TO PRESENT DATE IVE HAD VARIOUS INVESTIGATIONS ENDOSCOPY FOUND STOMACH POLYPS BENIGN INFLAMMATION FOLLOWED BY BARIUM SWALLOW THEN A FINE NEEDLE BIOPSY BY ULTRASOUND AND C.T SCAN NEXT WEEK  ALL STARTED WITH HYPERACIDITY SO FAR SOMETHING IS PRESSING ON OESOPHAGUS [FOOD PIPE CAUSING THE PROBLEM. LOOKSTYROID PROBLEM AND I WAS TAKING EXTRA GAVISCON AND REALISED IT WAS WRONG.

    SEEK PROPER MEDICAL ADVICE AND STOP OVER THE COUNTER  MEDICATIONS.

    GOOD LUCK

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    Flax seed meal, also known as ground linseed is the best thing I've ever discovered for consitpation. It is a natural product with heaps of health benefits, including lowering cholsterol and BP. I use 2 level tablespoons on my breakfast cereal. I also went gluten free as I discovered that was also contributing to my constipation. It also causes acid reflux.
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