what will it take to have consistent soft stools?!

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what will it take to have consistent soft stools?!

Postby Addieto » 19 Feb 2019, 13:30

hi All! having a bit of a frustrating morning and thought it could be good to share and reach out here Image:)


I have been trying (a lot!) to have softer stools as I currently have a fissure that I am trying to heal. I saw a caring naturopath a few days ago who thought I was doing a lot of the right things...but suggested higher doses of those things: natural calm magnesium citrate (was taking 2 teaspoons(400mg), he has me now at 3 teaspoons (600mg), taking fish oils, and slippery elm powder in water.
Today I had the most painful/hard BM resulting in some reinjury of the fissure.

Does anyone have more tips? I wonder if I can go even higher on the Magnesium or if that is a bad idea?
It is wild too me that my high vegetable diet, lots of olive oil and taking things that are meant to have a laxative effect is not guaranteeing regularly soft stools Image:(


thanks so much!
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Re: what will it take to have consistent soft stools?!

Postby patience_and_healing » 19 Feb 2019, 18:11

I think the missing part may be your water intake. Try drinking one litre every morning before you start eating and see if that helps. Then have a further 2 liters during the day. Daily prunes in the morning can help with soft BMs as well, and another thing to try is Miralax.
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Re: what will it take to have consistent soft stools?!

Postby Abu » 19 Feb 2019, 23:23

I have the same frustration and water made things worse as it led to frequent urination which depleted potassium reserves. From time to time it seems no matter what we do we still get a harder stool, and this while keeping the same food regimen. Higher intakes of magnesium sometimes work other times don't, probably depending on how empty the stomach is when taking it.
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Re: what will it take to have consistent soft stools?!

Postby missy moo » 22 Feb 2019, 15:02

It took me 2vweeks to see ant difference when I started magnesium
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