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I really want to thank everyone for helping me stop moms diarrhea. You guys have been more helpful than all the doctors at Kaiser!!!! I hope they read this!!! Now she has the same constipation problem. I think the biggest problem was the metamucil that I have been giving her for 8 years. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of types of food to help with constipation.---Jack

Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:31 pm

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Location: WA
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Jack, I give my husband an Activia yogurt every day as well as whole grain bread and cereal, fruits and vegetables and plenty of water. I also give him a stool softener every night [docusate sodium, or 'Colace']. He has a soft [large] BM every other day.

Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.

Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:46 pm

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Location: SF Bay Area (Northern CA)
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If you do a search on past posts containing all the words "support group tapering Miralax" and author is "robin," I think you'll find a post containing tips from various local support group members.

Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:23 am

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Location: Acton, MA
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Jack, Frank takes two stool softner laxatives, BJ brand, it keeps him regular. I have always had a problem until I started drinking Senna Leaf tea each day. I gave some to an elderly friends who had a severe problem and she is now regular. I get it at a health food store, it comes in bulk but the bags are so much earier. Good luck with your search.

Gerry 67, cared for Frank 71, married 49 yrs; dx 2004, passed away October 26, 2011.

Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:11 am
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