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      #226618 - 11/22/05 08:11 AM
DeeSingleton

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Loc: Indiana, USA

I am jogging about 3 miles a day (and not fast. As soon as I say I'm jogging, people think I'm in an all out sprint. I'm doing 10 minute miles!!)

Supplements - I take a capful of Miralax mixed with a small dose of Acacia in the morning, and take about a tablespoon and a half of Acacia at night. It took a week or so for my body to get used to it, but I'm going every day, and sometimes twice a day! Woo hoo!!

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Re: Exercise and Supplements new
      #226619 - 11/22/05 08:12 AM
DeeSingleton

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Loc: Indiana, USA

Oh yeah, I eat a Luna Bar daily for a snack! I SWEAR those help too!!

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A few questions Boo! new
      #226620 - 11/22/05 08:13 AM
Cyndy

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Do you take 1200mg of pure magnesium, plus a cal/mag combo in addition? How many mg of cal and mag is in that supplement? What forms of magnesium do you take? Chelated, Citrate, Oxide? Any bran names?

Also, do you take triphala in a capsule or the powder...did you mean you take 2 to 4 of the 1000mg pills? Wasn't sure if you were referring to the cal/mag or the triphala with this.

what brand flax meal do you take? Do you take it all at once?

Thanks so much for participating. Hopefully you will see this and respond!

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Hey, Julia! new
      #226621 - 11/22/05 08:16 AM
Cyndy

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Do you think the triphala powder is more effective than the capsules? I take them and don't notice a big difference. Same with Digestive Advantage...don't know if it does anything.

In what way do you think the peppermint is hurting you? Do you think it constipates you more?

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Re: Exercise and Supplements new
      #226622 - 11/22/05 08:17 AM
Cyndy

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About how much Acacia do you take in the morning?

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I'm surprised more people aren't taking probiotics or ... new
      #226624 - 11/22/05 08:20 AM
Cyndy

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...digestive enzymes. Or anti-depressants...or fish oil capsules. Hmmmm....I don't know what to take yet. It's so much money to "experiment"...end up with a bag full of useless supplements.

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Re: Exercise and Supplements new
      #226626 - 11/22/05 08:24 AM
DeeSingleton

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Loc: Indiana, USA

Not too much....about a heaping teaspoon. Its mainly Miralax in the morning.

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Re: I'm surprised more people aren't taking probiotics or ... new
      #226629 - 11/22/05 08:34 AM
DeeSingleton

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Loc: Indiana, USA

When I first was diagnosed with IBS, I WAS on anti-depressants. Once I learned to control it with my diet and soluble fiber supplements, I went off of them. Everyone is different. What I'm doing now is working great for me, so I haven't needed to try anything else. I did try peppermint caps, but then I read since I also have GERDS I shouldn't be taking peppermint!?!? It is very much trial and error, unfortunately. I finally found what works for me, but it took awhile. I hope you find what works for you!! This board helped me TREMENDOUSLY though!! I just kept getting more and more information and found what worked for me!

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Re: I'm surprised more people aren't taking probiotics or ... new
      #226630 - 11/22/05 08:37 AM
Draupadi

Reged: 07/16/05
Posts: 218
Loc: Santa Cruz, California

Ok, I totally forgot to mention that I'm taking Prozac, but I've been on it for a very long time for unrelated reaons, and I haven't noticed an effect on my IBS symptoms.
I have heard that other people have had success with it, though...

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Julia



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Do you think.. new
      #226631 - 11/22/05 08:41 AM
Cyndy

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...you could go without the Miralax? Do you have one or 2 complete BMs?

In the past, when I tried Miralax, it just gave me skinny, incomplete "threads" of poop all day long. It was a pain. Nothing really "consistant" and complete or good size BMs.

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