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    natural stool softeners? slight nastiness.

    I've been taking Vicodin all week after my hernia surgery that plugged me up something fierce. Ate a lot of coconut flour last night that I'm convinced made me go but I had to sit and strain, Def not good after the surgery, to get my waste out. It was scary and painful so I'm looking for some sort of primal softener. If there isn't one I guess I'll have to go with some soft gels from the store with all the chemical dyes in them or milk of magnesia.

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    Butter and coconut oil always do it for me.

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    Don't forget the old stand by: prunes or prune juice. They are effective for a lot of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabine View Post
    Don't forget the old stand by: prunes or prune juice. They are effective for a lot of people.
    Prunes have never worked for me. They just bloat me up and cause a worsening of constipation.

    And in the past coconut oil or dairy has helped me to go but always with bulky stools that I still have to strain to release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
    Prunes have never worked for me. They just bloat me up and cause a worsening of constipation.
    Oh yes, I'm the same way. If I eat prunes or drink prune juice I get backed up for like a week. Then I would go online and look for ideas to get things moving again and the advice was always "eat prunes to relieve constipation." WTF?

    I always just figured I was a freak of nature. Glad to know I'm not alone (about the prunes, not being a freak or something).

    I've found that coffee stimulates everything "back there" to evacuate. I do a couple cups of strong super dark roast every morning. I like the taste of it, but I guess other things about me don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahW View Post
    I've found that coffee stimulates everything "back there" to evacuate. I do a couple cups of strong super dark roast every morning. I like the taste of it, but I guess other things about me don't.
    Coffee can sure give you the urge... but in the long term (coffee being a diuretic) more than one a day is highly likely to dry the poop out even more and make it real difficult to pass.

    Just my two cents. YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal. View Post
    Coffee can sure give you the urge... but in the long term (coffee being a diuretic) more than one a day is highly likely to dry the poop out even more and make it real difficult to pass.

    Just my two cents. YMMV
    Maybe true - but not for me. I am a freak of nature.

    I do, by the way, drink lots of fluids every day, regardless of coffee or prunes. So I don't know why one works for me but the other one is a subversive heretic defying all nutritional logic.

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    magnesium. (which is in milk of magnesium)

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    Magnesium. I use this:

    Source Naturals :: Magnesium Serene™

    From what I've read you want one that has an "ate" at the end of the compound with the magnesium - so in this case magnesium citrate. There are other brands out there too. I take it each night and if I take too much I can tell... A few times when things get a little irregular I purposefully take a full dose and things move along and are not as painful as they could be (speaking from anal fissure experience here...).

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    I'm also taking Vicodin for a herniated disc...natural calm has helped me tremendously. Good luck with your recovery!
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