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Severe constipation

For over a week i have has severe constipation, before i was pregnant and i got constipated i would take magnesium citrate oral soultion and in just a day or so i would clear up/ i was wondering if this is still safe to use while pregnant, i know that the risk are water retention but im a low risk for that anyways? just wondering what i should do cause i havent used the bathroom in a while...
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1210256 tn?1320347749
I would suggest to take some fiber supplements and Smartwater or Gatorade to help with bloating and water retention. It worked for me and I hope it will work for you too
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1488319 tn?1359541294
Try drinking more water. That can help or natural things such as more fiber (though eat more fiber you have to drink more water), prune juice and things such as that. Just water is very important to make sure you are not becoming dehydrated from the increase in urination. Hope this helped.
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1014822 tn?1338651673
So I have tried all the foods that include fiber ( I am 23 weeks pregnant and suffer from constipation) and they did not work for me, also I drink tons and tons of water. My dr told me to start off with just a stool softner and then if that did not work try Miralax and he said I could take it daily. Hope this helps...trust me I know how miserable it can be!!!
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1404364 tn?1289435161
I am another user of Miralax.  I eat a very well balanced diet and tons of leafy greens, but I still get issues from time to time.  I don't use Miralax every day, but maybe three times per week.  it dissolves in anything and is tasteless.  totally safe during pregnancy, although you should always check with your doc too
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185149 tn?1275228919
I drink Prune Juice.. it helped.
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Try Papaya if you can. I ate half a fruit and next morning I went so smoothly I couldn't believe.
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1346146 tn?1299364097
You can take a stool softner and drink extra water.
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1581788 tn?1340233315
I ate more fruit, berries, prunes and drank more water to help.   Still get constipated but not as many days in a row
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