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What I've always heard does NOT apply here

I've been chronically constipated for years. I think it is a genetic thing because my sister has the same problem, my dad did too and so did his mother. I always hear that there isn't enough fiber in my diet, but that isn't the issue because if I eat lots of raw veges and fruit, I will get constipated faster than if I eat soft foods. This is the case even though I drink at least 50 oz. of liquid a day. Usually I drink more than that, but when I get busy I forget so...
Has anybody else found that they get constipated more with lots of fiber?
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Any change in my diet messes me up. More fiber either constipates me or causes me to sit on the toilet for 2 days straight. lol

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