I just want something that will soften my stool, that's all.
Fiber-Con hardened my stool like a brick. Can I count on Metamucil to soften?
- 15 Jun 2014 by hh_bss
- 15 June 2014
I've been in ur position and there is nothing worse so I'm gonna give ya the suggestions that worked for me and didn't give me cramps like a lot of stool softener a often do... 1st u need to drink so much more water then u even did before. Flavored waters are not the same thing. Just plain good ole water. 2nd u can take a live enzyme that won't interact with any other medication and will keep everything in balance " down there" if ur female that's important cause u don't wanna end up with a yeast infection on top of everything else :) ! A good one is Culturelle! And 3rd drink plenty of fruit juice such as 100% pure grape juice or apple juice but stay away from dairy and grain products cause it takes more acid to break down dairy so u could end up with a belly ache and bread and muffins and things like that when ur already on a fiber supplement is just adding fuel to the fire. And last but not least a good ole cup of coffee has caffeine in it and that will get the process moving. Don't load it up with tons of sugar and creamer but coffee is a stimulant and I'm sure u can see where I'm going with that lol ... I hope these help and I hope u feel better as soon as possible
For stool softener you can try colace. I take pericolace which has a mild laxative too. Its otc and there are generics. Brand is a tad expensive. And drink plenty of water, no matter what you take. Fiber if you don't get a large amount of fluids will just harden your stool.
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