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December 5th, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Not sure if I am or not seeing how I am never all that regular but my doctor said to watch out for it as that could add to my nausea. I then forgot to ask what to take for it.

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December 5th, 2012, 12:18 PM
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So far I haven't had to battle it yet this time, but last time around I was told to take Colace since zofran is constipating. I didn't and had a hard time and won't be doing that again! After my c-section I was also given colace and took it then.

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December 5th, 2012, 12:54 PM
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i'm on zofran and very constipated! i tried prune juice, but the taste makes me gag. i've been eating a pear almost day, and that has helped.
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December 5th, 2012, 01:42 PM
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I have finally gotten a handle on mine after weeks of hell. Colace didn't do crap for me (pun intended). I finally switched to Peri-colace, and it kicked in and has offset my Zofran constipation. I take it scheduled-not as needed.
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December 5th, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Trying to gag down more veggies and easing up the bread

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December 5th, 2012, 03:10 PM
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I had a hard time with bowel movements in my last pregnancy and took a stool softner to make it easier to go but it didn't help with the frequency. I'm going to start taking a stool softner again after my appt on Monday to verify what I should take.

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December 5th, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Prune juice is my thing. I hate the way it tastes, though, so I drink it fast--like doing a shot.

There's also plum juice. It helps, too, and tastes better than prune juice.

I also eat pears. They seem to help.
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December 5th, 2012, 04:54 PM
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I've been trying to avoid constipating types of foods...but they seem to be my favorites lately. I should try the fruit juice.

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December 5th, 2012, 08:51 PM
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My PCP rec.'d colace to me when I started taking iron supplements last year, though I've never had to. I do know that the more water you drink, the faster your body processes food. Last night I chugged a big glass of apple juice and have been eating pears - different things for different people!

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December 6th, 2012, 07:23 AM
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I had some issues before my pregnancy, so after I got pregnant I was extra constipated. My Dr. office told me to take Fibercon, got it at walgreens. It's helping a ton!
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December 6th, 2012, 07:42 AM
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I go at the same time every single day, and I think that helps. I give myself an hour in the morning to get up, sit around, drink hot tea, and read until the "urge" strikes. Hot liquids in the morning really do help.
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December 6th, 2012, 07:50 AM
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Fiber. Cheerios always 'push' me along when im not as regular. I have used casgrada`sagrada herb only if I got reaaly 'plugged' up. Thankfully I am pretty regular.
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December 6th, 2012, 08:40 AM
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I've had problems with this as well. I'm trying my best to eat high fiber foods, but whole grains and veggies are soooo hard for me to stomach right now. I've been taking fiber pills each night, plus my prenatal has a gentle stool softener in it, but I'm still having issues! I read eating 2 pears a day will help...I'm going to try it.
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