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October 16th, 2013, 05:48 PM
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I feel so incredibly gross and bloated right now and have the worst gas.. Sorry I know this is TMI but I need help. I am usually a regular gal but this pregnancy has changed that. My doc recently changed my prenatal to one with iron but also an added stool softener. I haven't seen a difference yet tho. I also started eating prunes 3 days ago and so far that hasn't helped. I know when I finally do go it will be an event! And it will involve a lot of cramping. Sigh. Has anyone combatted this problem before?

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October 16th, 2013, 05:52 PM
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have you tried prune juice yet?

I tired it with my first and it worked amazingly well. I had 1 glass and it kicked in the next day. It does not taste good but it worked
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October 16th, 2013, 06:47 PM
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I take milk of mag every 4 days or so and colace in between. I deal with this when I'm not pregnant so when I am, I gotta break out the big guns to get the job done.
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October 16th, 2013, 06:55 PM
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Blueberries should help also. And avoid bananas and cheese!

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October 16th, 2013, 07:40 PM
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I had the same problem and a friend of mine (she just had a baby) suggested miralax. It worked wonders! I mix it with a glass of pineapple juice or drink of choice every couple days.

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October 16th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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I'm struggling with this too! So far I have been taking Colace every day and Miralax every two or three days and still no luck!
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October 17th, 2013, 05:31 AM
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I think I have Colace, but I have to watch when I take it. If I take it at night, then I'm up every couple of hours with stomach pain. The first time I took it, such relief! But now I think my body has adjusted to the lower bathroom frequency and I don't have the pain anymore.
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October 17th, 2013, 05:46 AM
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Milk of Magnesia.
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October 17th, 2013, 05:48 AM
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I agree with Milk of Magnesia. Many times, stool softners don't work for me, so I have to do something more, Milk of Mag always works.

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October 17th, 2013, 09:28 AM
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A magnesium supplement will help a lot and it is good for pregnancy!

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October 17th, 2013, 10:50 AM
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I second prune juice!
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