I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..
You MUST have 64 oz. of fluid every day, whether you want to or not. This is not an option. Nothing takes the place of water, and when you don't get enough, your system cannot work properly. Especially when it's trying to flush out toxins from losing weight. I keep a water bottle with me at all times, and take sips throughout the day.
If you're having severe pain, you could have an impacted bowel. Go to the doctor immediately..
Good luck to you, dear...
Stool softeners are just not strong enought for GBS patients. Most GBS's that suffer with constipation have to have laxatives. Water is the #1 preventer of constipation. Just take this as a lesson, and call your surgeons office to see if you are able to take a laxative and what kind. And, Drink....drink.....drink.....
At six weeks post op I'm almost afraid to write my comments given some of the other individual's thought, but here I go. I also struggle with wanting anything to drink, and in fact, all liquids make me sick. Thankfully, I still have a G-tube from my.
Because I had complications and so I make sure I get the liquids that way. But next week I get the G-tube out and I'm very worried about not wanting to drink. I realize that some of you have said "it's not an option", but what do you do when everything tastes horrible?? CE52..
Sometimes even when you drink your water you can still have problems. When I went in for my 1 month check up and I hadn't had a bowel movement for days I did have a impacted bowel and let me tell you it hurt like *&#$ when the Dr. had to "fix it". I now take double doses of Fibre One. Good luck...
Chewables were the only thing that worked for me... :) they come in a sugar free version...usually an hour after taking one I'm in the bathroom...not harsh on your system and nothing you become dependant on!!!.
You feel better soon!!!.
I didn't realize what this post was until I already posted another one concerning the exact same problem: constipation. You may indeed be impacted and there's only one way to eliminate this problem. Dig it out. I.
You do not have to go thru it. I have but this was before GBS. I too am so darn constipated. And it is not a soft elimination when I do have one. I can barely get enough Medifast food down let alone all the water but I drink all day as much as I can. I do not get enough protein (60 grms???) I am trying to find an liquid protein to take and have found one that I only have to take 2 TBS for 25 grms so I.
To be able to do this 2 x a day. Anyway, if the drill, extension cord and garden hose work, let me know!!!..
OK this is awful but I am doing everything I can to follow what my doctor wants me to do. I know I have not had enough water but I am getting my protein, then I'm just not hungry or want to have water. Anyway,, right now I am having SEVERE pains form constipation. I have had.
Fiber, and stool softeners and this morning tried an enema and NOTHING! I am sitting here with water begging my body to do what it needs to but if anyone has any ideas let me know please...
There are Wafers that you can eat to help with this problem also.. Metamusil Wafers they come in Apple and Cinnimon there real hard and very tastey.. you can even break them up in a cup of milk 1% of cource :) they keep things moving. Good Luck and I sure.
You get relief really soon..
I am about 6 weeks out and have been constipated ever since. I also have tried everything:stool softner,water,.
,fiber and none of it helped. So now I take Mirlax everyday and I have a stool about every other day. I.
This helps. Melinda..
I agree aboout the.
I was having a hard time.
At first. I've always loved water, but it tasted different after.
My grandaughter bought me 5 packs of those chrystal light tubes in different flavors and I thought they were nasty at first, but discovered if you put half a tube in a 16 oz. bottle and I turn the bottle up and take three small sips at a time and pretty soon, I'm making myself another bottle. gotta make it a habit. God bless you, You are in my prayers...
I have battled constipation since.
And doc told me to stop taking laxatives cause they are habit forming. I take omega 3.
Twice a day and a suppository as a last resort. I drink about 84 ounces of decaf tea a day cause water makes me sick and take my.
And usually go every other day now. sometimes I still need a suppository but no more then once every month or so..
Be careful. If you can't go call the doc...
One thing that nobody has mentioned is you have to be mindful that if you aren't taking very much Medifast food in, you won't have many bowel movements. In the beginning, I would go 2-3 days without a movement. Then, when I did go, it wasn't much. I also went through with bouts of diarrhea too. IF you are having lower abdomen pain or feel like you really have to go, then you probably need intervention with softeners, laxatives, etc. But I would call your doctor's office and find out what they would prefer you use.
If you are just out of the gate, even just moving around your home will help get things moving. I am almost 4 years post-op and if I have trouble, I have a couple prunes and I am "good to go" LOL!!! As time goes on, you will be in tune with your body and know what it wants and needs. This is a true body and lifestyle change that you have to learn all over again. You will not regret what you have been through, when the weight starts falling off..