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Got a question, hope someone can answer... Which is the best brand of Medifast gordonii? Hoping for any comment. My other question... Ok I need help... This may be too graphic for some but I feel comfy enought to tell so I can get advice !.

I havent been able to move bowels for a few days ,,, I called Dr and he said to take Milk of magnesia,,,So I did... didnt work ,,, the pain was unbearble to bear down and I began to really bleed... I could feel it stuck (sorry so gross)... I called Dr yesterday and he said to do an Enema and then a suppository... Well I did ,, nothing made it move,,, Pain was worse and I was having trouble breathing from the pain,, Dr said to get to the ER...

I went,,,,, Needless to say They had to get it out,,,, Manually,, if you know what I mean,,, not only was I humiliated BUT no one have ever gone to that orfice of my body EVER !!! Dr said Im not drinking enough watergetting fiber,,, and thats why it was all dried up and stuck....

EWWW.

Anyway,, Now I'm so scared this will happen again, I drink water all day// What am I doing wrong.. Also should I try those.

BeneFiber.

Things to put in my water as well.

Has anyone had had anything like this happen? Please give me some of your tips for drinking and getting fiber in,,.

And again I have the " what have I done to myself" Syndrome.

Thanks.

Joy..

asked May 09 at 07:10

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Caitlyn
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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..

answered May 09 at 08:15

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Liliana
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I agree with mapajo,do whatever to get your fiber. Fiber is your friend. there are even some that have no taste and you can mix them in.

Coffee.

Or whatever you can drink...

answered May 09 at 08:37

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Alessandra
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Water, fibercon or.

Benefiber.

, eat prunes.....if your on.

Iron.

, cut back to every other day...

answered May 09 at 10:09

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Beckett
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I also read that it is important to drink water at least 30 to 15 min before eating to lube the way...

answered May 09 at 10:49

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Mario
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Does anybody use.

Metamucil.

For fiber? I have a large contatiner, and I would hate to waste it.....want to make sure it's alright to use...

answered May 09 at 11:03

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Dillon
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I started taking a stool softener for a while, until my bowels settled. I used the liquid they make for babies, and started with the baby dose but ended up doubling it for better effect. I also found a chewable fiber tablet with.

Calcium.

That I like well enough that I still use it most days (I forget sometimes)...

answered May 09 at 12:42

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Solomon
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Hello Joy,.

I had the exact same thing happen to me except mine was done in the Dr.'s office instead of the hospital. The pain was awful and it was very embarressing for me also but I am sure Dr.'s deal with much grosser things. I took 2 times the dose of.

Benefiber.

And it still did not work (after my visit to the Dr.) So now I take just.

Magnesium.

I buy it at a health store (it is not expensive) and I take about half a teaspoon every single night before I go to bed and I have no further problems. Good Luck!!..

answered May 09 at 13:53

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Phillip
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Something like that happened to me and I am still presurgery. Maybe it is because I am changing my eating habits like giving up.

Coffee.

And not adjusting by drinking enough... so don't think it only happens because of the.

Surgery.

... I am trying the fiber, stool softner and more water... and it helps....yikes...I better be extra careful after.

Surgery..

answered May 09 at 14:16

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Sasha
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Impaction nothing to be ashamed of. I had one and dig they did. when it came out, I was on my side and I peed all over the wall! normal I was told....

Align,.

Benefiber.

,.

Activia.

Yogurt, Apple a day, fibrous veggies (put carrot and celery in EVERY dish that is not dessert!) lots of water.....

answered May 09 at 15:55

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Angela
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Joy,.

So sorry you had to go through that!! I've gotten stopped up but never quite that bad. For me, it takes more than water and fiber to keep things moving properly (I drink between 90-100 oz a day). Ive tried the fiber/prune thing, stool softener thing, and.

Psyllium.

Capsule thingall with inconsistent results. For me,.

Miralax.

In my protein drink every day has solved my problem. Of course, check with your doctor if you stay on it for more than the recommended length of time. I plan on using it for the rest of my life, with my doctors blessings..

JJ..

answered May 09 at 17:05

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Travis
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Ok I need help... This may be too graphic for some but I feel comfy enought to tell so I can get advice !.

I havent been able to move bowels for a few days ,,, I called Dr and he said to take Milk of magnesia,,,So I did... didnt work ,,, the pain was unbearble to bear down and I began to really bleed... I could feel it stuck (sorry so gross)... I called Dr yesterday and he said to do an Enema and then a suppository... Well I did ,, nothing made it move,,, Pain was worse and I was having trouble breathing from the pain,, Dr said to get to the ER...

I went,,,,, Needless to say They had to get it out,,,, Manually,, if you know what I mean,,, not only was I humiliated BUT no one have ever gone to that orfice of my body EVER !!! Dr said Im not drinking enough watergetting fiber,,, and thats why it was all dried up and stuck....

EWWW.

Anyway,, Now I'm so scared this will happen again, I drink water all day// What am I doing wrong.. Also should I try those.

BeneFiber.

Things to put in my water as well.

Has anyone had had anything like this happen? Please give me some of your tips for drinking and getting fiber in,,.

And again I have the " what have I done to myself" Syndrome.

Thanks.

Joy..

answered May 09 at 17:48

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Charlie
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Sorry you had to get cleaned out the hard way. Water and fiber are KEY. I like to get mine naturally through food. Red cabbage, raw, is my current favorite! Here is a great list of high fiber foods with fiber contents..

Http://commonsensehealth.com/Diet-a.....

answered May 09 at 18:16

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Nathalie
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TY Everyone... Dr adv me he does not want me on the.

Benefiber.

.... he feels the miralaz or mill of magnesia will help out,,, I need tot ake it every day....

I have to watch what I eat and so on.....

Dear lord I pray this does not happen again,,,,,.

What a horrible way to end the weekend.... oh that poor Dr.... lol :)..

answered May 09 at 18:37

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Sean
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I also use.

Miralax.

Daily..but I found the walmart brand and it's less expensive and also have bought sams brand...every morning in my protein shake..cant taste it at all....

answered May 09 at 18:50

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Delaney
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Went threw it but no trip to the er I increased the liquids big time I didnt realize how little I was getting until I started putting it on paperI wrote down what I was eating and drinking I was surprised that was the only problem also try to see how often you go if I dont go after 2 days I use a suppository so I dont go that long without going again...

answered May 09 at 19:52

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Brett
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I too use.

Miralax.

, 1-2 capfuls a day depending on how things are or are not moving. Feel better!..

answered May 09 at 20:33

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Kelvin
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Remember to eat foods rich in fiber, like broccoli, beans, leafy greens, etc.....

I take gummy fiber and/or fiber choice chewable tablets...

answered May 09 at 21:41

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Teagan
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Not gross, but a very real problem. I agree with the previous posts. I seem to have found my 'cure" I take a.

Colace.

Stool softener every other day, make sure I get my fluids in.. and for those times.. that.. well to be graphic.. you just can't push it out. I keep glycerine suppositories on hand.

One thing that shocked me was that I've lost enough (70 lbs) to actually be able to insert the darned thing myself. Not the most exciting wow moment.. but one takes what one can get..

Good luck.. and drink!.

Sharon..

answered May 09 at 23:11

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Lexie
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Very funny Sharon.

This is about our bodies and we must eliminate so this is not a gross topic but a rather necessary one..

Your post actually made me feel grateful..

I have and issue with my bladder and not getting enough water after.

Surgery.

..

If it were in the back end that could cause a lot of distress as well..

More water and softeners would be my advice...

answered May 09 at 23:13

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Kelvin
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I take a large amount of narcotic pain killers (main reason I had.

Surgery.

, to control back pain and leg/foot pain from spine injuries and scoliosis), and so constipation is a big problem for me. I think.

Benefiber.

Works great. So does.

Exercise.

If I walk almost every day I am much better off...

answered May 09 at 23:16

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Emilia
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Forgive me all to Hell - BUT - if all else fails: Rule #1 - Try a latex glove (right handed or left) and DYI !!! And - with no college degree!.

Immediate and less embarassing also not so painful if yu don't wait all yer life!.

Flax.

Meal, wheat germ, whole grain hot cereals/oatmeal, (both hi protein and fiber) Liquid Prune juice - (Dyn-O - myte!) Less expensive than commercial fibers....

Probiotics.

- I am told Milk of.

Magnesium.

Makes an effective one. A girl in my support meeting swears by it. it is active flora bacillium you are introducing to your digestive system..

Remember the old joke? Smooth move - Bowels!.

Well I am told in group as this topic comes up often that this is also - again - a subjective issue that varies with each individual..

(Remember: You can always go back to Rule #1..)..

answered May 10 at 00:30

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Justice
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