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Postby chucklelime » 08 Feb 2013, 19:54

I'm 19 years old and I experienced my first constipation this week. I know it was my diet. I'm a college student who never has that much money. The stuff I eat isn't all that healthy. I drank way to much coffee and not enough water. I finally had a BM yesterday after about a week of not having one. All I know is that I'm now pretty sore. I've looked up everything that I could and I do think I have AF. I have been drinking tons of water and eating way better. I also have been taking long baths. My room mate bought tons of fruit and veggies this month also. Is there any foods I should stay away from?
Should I just keep what I'm doing? Should I wait to see if I really have an AF?
Are there any more tips to help? I am in pain and I'm a little scared.
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Postby Mamalucia » 08 Feb 2013, 21:00

For the foods to avoid check out the diet section of this forum lots of posts about what worked v.s what didn't work for a lot of people. Increase fiber and water intake. Get about 30 minutes of exercise a day if its not to painful. And start a stool softener if hard BMs are an issue for you. If the pain becomes unbearable or signs don't improve in 4-6 weeks I'd look into seeing a specialist... Best of luck
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Postby bdawn » 08 Feb 2013, 23:23

Hey chuckle,
When I had my fissure, I avoided all sharp food like chips, popcorn, nuts, red meat and dairy- like cheese that can cause harder stools. Definitely drink a fair amount of water and eat the veggies. You may want to consider a stool softener. Miralax was a lifesaver for me. I took it for a couple of years and was able to stop it gradually after my surgery and healing. I agree with the post above, see a specialist if things don't improve soon. I'd consider seeing one asap and see about one of the fissure ointments before your fissure gets to much age on it. The creams seem to work much better while the fissures are new. I really feel I may have healed with the Miralax and the diltiazem if I would have been diagnosed earlier and knew what to do. Good Luck.
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