LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Severe constipation

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Severe constipation
tickalert
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 7033

Icon 1 posted      Profile for tickalert     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Can anyone tell me some thing I could take for constipation?

It's been happening ever since I started my parasite cleanse.

Posts: 911 | Registered: Mar 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
didogs
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 40101

Icon 1 posted      Profile for didogs     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My GI doc recommends miralax. Hope you feel better soon
Posts: 238 | From new england | Registered: Feb 2013  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
EWT1638
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 11315

Icon 1 posted      Profile for EWT1638     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Miralax wasn't strong enough after years of abx use. I have used Fleet enemas in the past, but now drink magnesium critrate...available at most drugstores.

I drink about a 1/3c at a time, over the course of about 3 hours until a full bottle is gone, if necessary. The results are not pleasant, but it is thorough. You may be need to be near the bathroom for a few hours. I don't use it more than once a week, after no movement for a week.

Sorry, this isn't fun.

--------------------
When you reach your "wits-end" remember this: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

Posts: 395 | From Loudoun County Virginia | Registered: Mar 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Take magnesium supplements and/or Vitamin C.

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95343 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
terv
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 29410

Icon 1 posted      Profile for terv     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Does the magnesium citrate work immediately or is it an overnight thing?

Miralax keeps my stool soft but doesnt make the bowel move. I tried Senna which is the ingredient in ex-lax and did get cramping from it so that is what I am using until it stops working. I don't use it every night just once a week or so.

It is like having a manual shift bowel system.

Posts: 771 | From Somewhere | Registered: Nov 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
droid1226
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 34930

Icon 1 posted      Profile for droid1226     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Miralax, salt c, magnesium......none of that worked when I was backed up for 4 days. 1 huge swig of mineral oil and it opened the gates. You can also do a mineral oil enema.

Constipation is the worst.

--------------------
http://www.youtube.com/user/droid1226/videos?view=0&flow=grid

Posts: 1181 | From ohio | Registered: Nov 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
nefferdun
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 20157

Icon 1 posted      Profile for nefferdun     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What are you eating? If you are eating a lot of meat, that will cause constipation. Try eating more legumes and whole grains with fruits and vegetables. If you keep the glycemic index medium to low, you won't have to worry about aggravating yeast.

--------------------
old joke: idiopathic means the patient is pathological and the the doctor is an idiot

Posts: 4676 | From western Montana | Registered: Apr 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Razzle
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 30398

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Razzle     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mineral oil is carcinogenic...do NOT consume it.

Use Epsom salts, or Burdock Root, Vitamin C, Magnesium supplements, etc.

Liquid diet is important until things move again. Do not put more stuff down that will just back up against what's stuck already.

Also need to do deep breathing exercises to stimulate peristalsis.

And colonics can be very helpful as well. I think Dr. K recommends colonics during parasite treatment.

--------------------
-Razzle
Lyme IgM IGeneX Pos. 18+++, 23-25+, 30++, 31+, 34++, 39 IND, 83-93 IND; IgG IGeneX Neg. 30+, 39 IND; Mayo/CDC Pos. IgM 23+, 39+; IgG Mayo/CDC Neg. band 41+; Bart. (clinical dx; Fry Labs neg. for all coinfections), sx >30 yrs.

Posts: 4165 | From WA | Registered: Feb 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
droid1226
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 34930

Icon 1 posted      Profile for droid1226     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
"The lyme diet" by Dr. M recommends mineral oil and castor oil for constipation. As long as it's bottled, it's been refined and purified so many times it becomes inert/pure.

And any google search I see on refined mineral or castor oil being carcinogenic is written off as a myth.

I guess buyer beware on this one. All I know is it worked for a one time fix after a 4 day constipation where diet, enemas, and herbs/minerals failed.

--------------------
http://www.youtube.com/user/droid1226/videos?view=0&flow=grid

Posts: 1181 | From ohio | Registered: Nov 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
kgg
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 5867

Icon 1 posted      Profile for kgg   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I agree with Razzle. While this is going on, do not continue to eat solid food. Clear liquid diet until things get moving again.


Great article titled: Bell's Palsy of the Gut.

http://www.thehumansideoflyme.net/viewarticle.php?aid=62

Posts: 1572 | From Maine | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Robin123
Moderator
Member # 9197

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Robin123     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You could try drinking a lot of mangosteen juice. I like Mango-Xan, the most tart of the blends.
Posts: 13049 | From San Francisco | Registered: May 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
cozynana
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 34270

Icon 1 posted      Profile for cozynana     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have battled constipation for years. I have to do an enema to get them to move. I cannot have a bowel movement on my own.

None of the docs have been able to figure this out. I simply cannot go. I do enemas at least every other day.

That is a lot but keep me more well. I know that is a lot, but the alternative is worse.

I think this even keeps the pathogens and ick down considerably.

I am going Thurs to a doc that is going to do some testing to see if we can figure this out. I know my botched colonoscopy 4 years is still not healed.

I know I am missing something because about every couple of months out of the blue I do have one.

I have tried every laxative known to man both ABX and natural. All have stopped working.

Sometimes if things get really bad I have to travel 1 1/2 hours to get a colonic. That really cleans out things.

Not comfortable, but have learned it is about survival.

I have been on the liquid diets, drank 20 oz of vegetable juice, etc and none of that helps.

My theory is that the botched colonoscopy didn't help, and Lyme has paralyzed my gut.

Long story to your short question Tickalert.

I guess I am saying if you have to use an enema to get things going it may help kick out some bad bugs, relieve you, and allow you a more comfortable day.

They have not harmed me yet and I feel better after the job is completed.

I would suggest using medium amounts of water, let it set, expel, and repeat. I do this to ensure I am not stretching my bowels too much.

Also being constipated keeps the ick in your system and it is reabsorbed from what I read.

Good luck, hope you find your answer.

Posts: 620 | From Ks | Registered: Oct 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
glm1111
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 16556

Icon 1 posted      Profile for glm1111     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What are you taking for a parasite cleanse? You may need a warm water enema or colonic.

Gael

--------------------
PARASITES/WORMS ARE NOW
RECOGNIZED AS THE NUMBER 1 CO-INFECTION IN LYME DISEASE BY ILADS*

Posts: 6418 | From philadelphia pa | Registered: Jul 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
glm1111
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 16556

Icon 1 posted      Profile for glm1111     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
P. S.

salt/c can also help get things moving as well as killing parasites.

Gael

--------------------
PARASITES/WORMS ARE NOW
RECOGNIZED AS THE NUMBER 1 CO-INFECTION IN LYME DISEASE BY ILADS*

Posts: 6418 | From philadelphia pa | Registered: Jul 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.