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Question I have... Has anyone used Medifast DIET-MAX WEIGHT LOSS DIET PILLS and does it really work? Hoping for any answer or 2. Another question... (Well, it got you here, didin't it?) :).

Having searched the archives, I have learned:.

- GBSers don't process.

Psyllium.

- some use Milk of Magnesia.

- some use enemas in a pinch.

- many use.

Benefiber.

- some have laxatives (prescription).

- many are able to use Medifast diet and one of the above to manage their bowels.

My questions:.

- did you bowels turn it around as you began to take in more solids and fiber - if, so when did this happen?.

- for those of us who have "long, high, slow processing bowels" (direct quote) is there something on the shelf in the way of an off the shelf laxative that you were allowed to use? I will check with my GP when I see her next, but this may be a wait. A painful wait..

- do people try natural cures (papaya, etc.) that might be little known?.

Don't respond if you are not interested. I don't give a sh*t. :).

O..

asked May 09 at 17:55

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Jesse
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Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..

answered May 09 at 17:59

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Alex
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Well I use.

Miralax.

And since I am 17 days post op I am now not going hardly at all. Maybe once every few days. It is hard. I'm not sure what to try next...

answered May 09 at 19:23

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Izaiah
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I use Dulcolax stool softener if I go a day without a BM. I also take Align.

Probiotics.

Every day to help keep things moving. And.

Benefiber.

In every bottle of water....so far, this seems to be working for me, 21 days PO...

answered May 09 at 20:01

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Jayden
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I use a stool softener and haven't had any problems with constipation...yet..

:)..

answered May 09 at 20:56

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Payton
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Align,.

Benefiber.

,.

Activia.

, high fiber carbs, one apple a day...

answered May 09 at 22:26

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Amaya
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Miralax.

Is amaxing. I also use a little vasaline sometimes to help things slide smoother and it helps me to not rip...

answered May 09 at 23:19

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Emiliano
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I swear by.

Probiotics.

! I take one Philips Colon Health a day and it keeps me regular!.

Laura..

answered May 10 at 00:34

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Alexandra
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14 months post op and I am regular again. I used all of the aforementioned remedies to get here and well, it all passed in the end. Sorry, I had to go there...

answered May 10 at 01:01

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Vanessa
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14 months post op. Slow moving bowels is one of my more significant complications. Started right after.

Surgery.

And has not gotten better. Been working with my PCP, bariatric surgeon, nutritionist, gastroenterologist, and more ever since.

Surgery.

..

Been thoroughly and completely imaged from the tip of my tongue to places I wish they did not have to go. We know more about what it is not than what it is. It is not an obstruction per se but when Medifast food reaches the final part of my small intestine, it slows wayyy down, blocking everything behind it..

We've tried every treatment imaginable - changes to diet, changes to number, timing of meals and quantity eaten. Changes to meds..

I have been hospitalized 3 times in the past 12 months. Twice from following advice to increase fiber. More fiber makes the problem dramatically worse. The first time, my doctors convinced me this was coincidence. After the 2nd.

Hospitalization.

, they agree that I need to be very careful with fiber..

Consequently, my daily regimen includes 68 grams of PEG (the generic form of.

Miralax.

) - this is 4 total doses; a double dose in the AM and double dose in the PM. In addition, I drink about 1/2 cup mineral oil per day - also split AM & PM. All this, along with restricting my fiber intake just to keep my bowels barely moving..

Docs are calling this a partial ileus (slowing or absense of parastaltic wave in a portion of the bowel). But they do not believe it I'd Chromed either..

Bottom line: This may be permanent so I've madsurgery peace with it. Even knowing what I know now, I have NO regrets about the.

Surgery.

..

It is in the end a very small price to pay for what I have gained; or should I say for what I have lost.....

answered May 10 at 02:15

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Sean
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Errata,.

My auto-correcting smartphone ain't so smart..

Should have read "my doctors do not think that this is Chrone's disease .....

answered May 10 at 03:13

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Trevor
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(Well, it got you here, didin't it?) :).

Having searched the archives, I have learned:.

- GBSers don't process.

Psyllium.

- some use Milk of Magnesia.

- some use enemas in a pinch.

- many use.

Benefiber.

- some have laxatives (prescription).

- many are able to use Medifast diet and one of the above to manage their bowels.

My questions:.

- did you bowels turn it around as you began to take in more solids and fiber - if, so when did this happen?.

- for those of us who have "long, high, slow processing bowels" (direct quote) is there something on the shelf in the way of an off the shelf laxative that you were allowed to use? I will check with my GP when I see her next, but this may be a wait. A painful wait..

- do people try natural cures (papaya, etc.) that might be little known?.

Don't respond if you are not interested. I don't give a sh*t. :).

O..

answered May 10 at 03:18

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Claire
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This is one part of the.

Surgery.

I haven't had any problems with...thank God and I do give a s#&t that you can't s&(t. :(.

Kathi..

answered May 10 at 04:44

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Valerie
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Being 1 1/2 years out I use Milk of Magnesiaif I don't the gas build up is BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

answered May 10 at 05:22

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Abraham
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I just started having this problem. I read through my surgical binder and it said laxatives were ok to use...

answered May 10 at 06:54

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Leon
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Sort of...Laxatives are generally OK on an infrequent basis. However, that changes if you need to use them frequently (or daily as I do)..

Then, the type of laxative does matter - stimulant laxatives should be avoided if possible. Always ask your doctor but many recommend osmotics - i.e laxatives that work by retaining water in your bowels..

Miralax.

(i.e. PolyEthelyne Gycol, or "PEG 3350" for short) is an example of an osmotic. Milk of magnesia is a saline-based osmotic laxative..

For lots more info on various laxitive types, see:.

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laxative..

answered May 10 at 07:08

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Dulce
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