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Prune Juice For IBS-C and B?
      #356216 - 02/27/10 09:50 PM
Naturapanic

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An RD had recommended to me trying prune juice when I feel backed up...what do you think...I haven't seen this referenced much by Heather.

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Re: Prune Juice For IBS-C and B? new
      #356218 - 02/28/10 03:42 AM
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Prune juice contains sorbitol which is fairly strong laxative and GI stimulant. Sorbitol can exacerbate IBS symptoms. Best to stick with a stool softener like colace.

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Re: Prune Juice For IBS-C and B? new
      #356222 - 02/28/10 10:51 AM
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Colace doesn't have IBS risks itself?

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Re: Prune Juice For IBS-C and B? new
      #356223 - 02/28/10 11:00 AM
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Nope - many people on the board have used colace ((docusate sodium). I take when I travel even though I have IBS-D. When I travel through many time zones I become IBS-C for a few days.

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      #356236 - 03/01/10 05:54 AM
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I must chime in and say colace has done a WORLD of good for my IBS-A. I was always afraid to try it (we're talking years of misery!!) but when I got so sick this summer my GI doc insisted I try it. I take 2 a night and am the most stable I have ever been!!

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Re: Prune Juice For IBS-C and B? new
      #356250 - 03/01/10 11:42 AM
Cyndy

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I've tried eating a few prunes at night and I think it is helping. Doesn't give me gas or pain..and I like how they taste. Better than the juice...although probably not as effective. Let me know if you try this.

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      #356263 - 03/01/10 05:29 PM
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I feel stool softeners are a good occasional back up plan but nothing should be taken on regular basis. The colon needs to work on its own. I take stool softeners or Phillips chews when needed (couple times a year). Hot tea and a healthy diet are better for day to day use.

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Re: stool softeners new
      #356267 - 03/01/10 07:11 PM
Aly

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I agree, LM, but it certainly wouldn't work for me. We have to keep in mind each body is different. People with IBS-C take miralax all of the time--colace is similar to the body for regular use. I only began using colace after severe cycles of C.
Colace doesn't affect the movement of the colon anyway. It just softens the stool making it easier to pass. There is a colace with a stimulant laxative, but I am certainly not recommending that one!

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Re: Prune Juice For IBS-C and B? new
      #356300 - 03/03/10 09:13 AM
eisaachsen

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Prune juice or prunes cause me alot of bloating and gas. It's one of the few things that I can say for sure will cause me an attack.

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Re: Prune Juice For IBS-C and B? new
      #356428 - 03/07/10 03:14 PM
fancymom

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Magnesium citate works wonders for IBS-C!! I use it daily. I went from having a BM every 2-3 days, to having one now twice a day. No cramps or diarrhea. Just easy comfortable BMs. I love it!! It also helps with gas and bloating...promise!!

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