• What are your secrets for dealing with Constipation?

    Asked by FreeBird on Monday, July 16, 2012

    What are your secrets for dealing with Constipation?

    What are your experiences and remedies for constipation with cancer and chemotherapy? We've already spent >$60 this month trying different remedies.

    14 Answers from the Community

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    • FreeBird's Avatar

      MiraLax + Senna (generic Senokot) have broken the dam after about 4 days of adding the MiraLax, and dad had success two days in a row for the first time in two months.

      over 7 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      Constipation can be a real pain in the bootie...literally! Ugh...BUT.....there are many things you can try, it just depends on which works for you. I tried so many things, Dulcolax, Metamucil, high fiber diet, prune juice, etc. I have found maintaining a balanced diet with good amounts of fiber helps. Drinking a lot of liquids too. I also drink an aloe vera concentrate that is diluted into water. One glass a day in the morning keeps my bowels happy. It's from Herbalife and yes I did show it to my chemo and radiation doc and they OK'd it. As soon as you realize you are having issues with constipation, start treating it. Don't wait until it gets really bad cause then it's just more painful and harder to make it go away. :) Hope some of this helped. Wishing you all the best.

      over 7 years ago
    • marcinh's Avatar

      Check with your dr. to see if you can use magnesium citrate.

      almost 6 years ago

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