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immediate constipation relief?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 26, 2013 at 2:46 AM

This is so TMI but I need help. I haven't gone in a few days and it's starting to get uncomfortable. I feel like there's some sort of blockage. I took 500mg Magnesium Citrate and a bunch of Vitamin C because that has helped in the past (not that I've ever experienced this before) and it has not helped.

Should I take more Mag Citrate? I don't want to over do it.

I've searched around for other solutions and see eating a bunch of prunes might help. I have no problem doing that as long as it will actually help.. I had 3 last night and it had no effect. How many should I take?

Or I have coconut oil. I don't think I have epsom salt, but I know a tsp of Himalayan pink salt is supposed to have a laxative effect.

Please tell me which solution is most likely to work in this situation. I can't go another day like this.

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on May 02, 2013
at 02:49 AM

The issue has been resolved, but thank you for the advice.

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

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on April 26, 2013
at 04:23 PM

Words of wisdom.

C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

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on April 26, 2013
at 06:51 AM

Beat me to it. Great minds think....enema.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on April 26, 2013
at 04:56 AM

If you have to eat, id do no fiber foods like meats or eggs

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on April 26, 2013
at 03:39 AM

Thanks for the answer. If the magnesium and coconut oil don't help, what am I supposed to eat tomorrow if adding more food is unhelpful? I can't do the coconut oil cleanse - I have to go to work and that just doesn't seem like a good combination.

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C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

on April 26, 2013
at 06:49 AM

Enema. Quick, easy and if it doesn't work, you'll be in no worse shape than you're in now without putting more food or compounds in your belly.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on April 26, 2013
at 03:06 AM

i would not add any bulk food to your gut- ESPECIALLY something fibrous like prunes. adding bulk to an already backed up colon is so wrong.

since the magnesium and vitamin c aren't helping, you could do the coconut oil. i was just reading on a website about a coconut oil cleanse that you do for 2-3 days. you eat 10-12 tbsp a day along with lemon juice and salt water. the site says you'll be going to the bathroom A LOT. i haven't tried it because i'm never constipated, but it seems like you're desperate.

for a drugstore option, pretend you are getting a colonoscopy and get a bottle of miralax and chug it with some coconut water or other electrolyte-type beverage.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on April 26, 2013
at 04:56 AM

If you have to eat, id do no fiber foods like meats or eggs

33266cca338ab54cee9a2aa160f5bdb6

(502)

on April 26, 2013
at 04:23 PM

Words of wisdom.

F54a16e4caf4dc8da9ef1369f46a95cd

(591)

on April 26, 2013
at 03:39 AM

Thanks for the answer. If the magnesium and coconut oil don't help, what am I supposed to eat tomorrow if adding more food is unhelpful? I can't do the coconut oil cleanse - I have to go to work and that just doesn't seem like a good combination.

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on May 06, 2013
at 10:15 AM

Increasing the amount of water you drink has long been touted as a remedy for curing your clogged pipes and it???s true. Stick to more fiber fruits and veggies. fruits play an important role to cure constipation. Do daily exercise. Start your morning with warm water and lemon,

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on May 01, 2013
at 07:46 AM

You could try a glycerin suppository. Not quite as involved as an enema, but supposedly really effective.

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Bf72f771a19f3a3789f7fdf24c86daef

on May 01, 2013
at 05:51 AM

Exercise (like running) or anything that makes you sweat can start up peristalsis and get your bowels moving.

Are you sure you're eating enough? Sufficient food volume always triggers peristalsis for me. For example, I always go after my morning meal

Good luck!

F54a16e4caf4dc8da9ef1369f46a95cd

(591)

on May 02, 2013
at 02:49 AM

The issue has been resolved, but thank you for the advice.

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5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on April 26, 2013
at 04:37 PM

Black coffee straight up seems to do the trick for me

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42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

on April 26, 2013
at 03:59 AM

Due you have access to a juicer? You could do some green juices which I find gets the bowels chugging along. Aloe vera juice and bone broth might help too.

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81feb1022a28f534867616b9316c7aa4

on May 01, 2013
at 06:03 AM

Magnesium and heaps of water will do the trick!

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2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

on April 26, 2013
at 01:28 PM

Lots of fat! Coconut oil, bacon fat.

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Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

on April 26, 2013
at 06:49 AM

An enema.

Coffee can also have a laxative effect.

Then consider why you are constipated etc.

C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

(542)

on April 26, 2013
at 06:51 AM

Beat me to it. Great minds think....enema.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on April 26, 2013
at 04:43 AM

Raw or cooked beets as a salad or raw milk kefir can help. If you don't like raw beets, you can have raw beet juice.

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