How to control constipation

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ilovemyboys
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How to control constipation

Postby ilovemyboys » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:57 pm

I have a 6 year old son and he has horrible time with constipation, he will go sometimes 2-3 days with no bowl movement, and when he does go its really hard .... The dr has us giving him miralax 1 x a day 1/2 cupfull but this doesn't seem to be doing much :/ Please help. Hes a extremely picky eater, miralax was great because it disppeared in his water.

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Re: How to control constipation

Postby JAG2MOM » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:06 pm

We have had wonderful results from using carniclear.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000FGXLM ... mdp_mobile
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Re: How to control constipation

Postby ilovemyboys » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:08 pm

What is that? Is it just a liquid that you put into thier drink?

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Re: How to control constipation

Postby JAG2MOM » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:36 pm

Yes, its a liquid. Its minty tasting. My son will take it strait from a measuring spoon. It really worked for him!
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Re: How to control constipation

Postby BTDT » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:52 am

JAG2MOM wrote:We have had wonderful results from using carniclear.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000FGXLM ... mdp_mobile


How does this product help constipation?

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Re: How to control constipation

Postby JAG2MOM » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:24 am

I think the dr said it promotes peristalsis. Im not completely sure, but I know it works very well for us!
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Re: How to control constipation

Postby Ian's mom » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:24 am

We use OxyPowder, 1 capsule every night and he goes every day.
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Re: How to control constipation

Postby JAG2MOM » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:11 pm

Ian's mom wrote:We use OxyPowder, 1 capsule every night and he goes every day.



Do you ever see dilated pupils while using that? We tried that for a while and I we saw really dilated pupils.
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Re: How to control constipation

Postby Ian's mom » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:30 pm

Hmmm, Ian has always had dilated pupils. I have never considered there may be a connection, as he has always been on several supps. don't know!
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Re: How to control constipation

Postby Dani » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:49 pm

Digestive enzymes with every meal helped with constipation. You can get a good brand like Enzymedica at most health food stores or online.

Oxypowder works well too if you have severe constipation. We didn't see any dilated pupils with it.

Try giving extra magnesium every day too. That helps with constipation.
I didn't know how strong I could be until I had to be.

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Re: How to control constipation

Postby RoisinDubh » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:01 am

My son is same. He sometimes won't go for almost 4 weeks. He does not seem to be in pain. But has an enlarged bowel. He is also a very fussy eater.
Lots people here use Movical to help with toileting. My son wouldn't take it always knows when it's in his drinks.

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Re: How to control constipation

Postby Sherlynn » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:53 pm

So is constipation an issue with autistic kids? My stepson (15) spends a long time trying to go. I have him take benefiber to help. :?:

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Re: How to control constipation

Postby drdadr » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:23 pm

Sherlynn wrote:So is constipation an issue with autistic kids? My stepson (15) spends a long time trying to go. I have him take benefiber to help. :?:


Just a hypothesis, but I think in my son's case it is a function of his self-restricted diet - mostly carbohydrates; will absolutely not eat any vegetables. In some cases it could be behavioral (holding it in). However, in some cases it could be a sign of gastrointestinal disease.

I have my son on a "green smoothie" program with things like kale and whole fruits which should provide plenty of fiber and other digestive elements, but he still probably doesn't get enough of those things and requires Miralax.

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Re: How to control constipation

Postby nashaly11 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:57 am

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/constipation/Pages/eating-diet-nutrition.aspx
You should plan a healthy diet for your son. Raisins, beans or squash can get rid of constipation.
For example, thanks to packing with insoluble fiber, raisin may help reduce the seriousness of constipation.


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