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weight gain + constipation

Postby animalhouse » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:53 am

i have noticed how much weight i have put on in the past 3 months and over the last year.

i had put a stone on in the last year, then another 8lbs in the last 3 months.

i thought i rarely ate anything as we all do as had not appetite but was probably in the vicisou circle of what i did eat was bad for me.

snacking on M+ms and other things i could grab quicly wiht little prep or cheese and crackers.

but i put in constipation and weight gain on the web as i seem to have a problem with this that i have ignored or occasionally bought a packet of senna tablets then stopped taking them when i thought i no longer needed to.

anyway an artilcle i read said someone could hold up to 10lbs of waste if they were constipated, these seemed to make sense to me as i have felt 9 motnhs preanant for the past year.

i am not saying i know anything about this but if others were haveing similar problems this is something i had not realised/considered so will be going to docs to get something to help with this.

please check online yourself for the right information.
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Re: weight gain + constipation

Postby animalhouse » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:24 am

i have tried to be really good all week and try and do 1/2 exercise everyday, i sometimes manager 2 x 3 mins on step, for jogging i walk on spot or when my back starts to give i sit on my gym ball and jump up and down.

i have also tried to not each as much carbs or dairy and fee l a ibt less boated and think i have lost a couple of pounds although it fluctuates by day,

now i am in bed all exercised out as if i do this exercise regime i don;t have the energy or pain threshold to do anything else.

i wsih a magic wand could just wave it away. :(

i have tried to combat my choc addiction with a cereal bar, or a bount over 2 days and more freuit instead.

must get myself to docs though. :cup1:
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Re: weight gain + constipation

Postby Azz » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:41 pm

Hannah xx

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Re: weight gain + constipation

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Re: weight gain + constipation

Postby sweet princess » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:11 pm

I can relate to a lot of the above and wanted to get my hands on some senna for it. But I had psyllium husk at home which is good for constipation and for general cleansing of the colon. You have to drink enough water though or things just get clogged up inside.

Try starting with 1/2 heaped tsp of psyllium husk in a glass of orange juice and let it sit for 2- minutes while the husks expand. It tastes like Tropicana Orange juice with the bits in it. You can increase the dosage if you feel it was sufficient. Don't go over a tablespoon though. Don't ever try to eat it dry as it expands on contact with fluids. You don't want that happening as it's going down your throat.
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Re: weight gain + constipation

Postby karen42 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:22 pm

Hi
I suffer from constipation also my gp gives me colofac capsules i have ibs.If you have ibs taking laxitives will give you bad spasms so i wouldnt advice you to take those.Ask your gp for lacolose syrup it isnt like a laxitive it just helps you go naturally.Or try a stool softener that also helps
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