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Psyllium supplements for constipation and faster transit...

Been considering psyllium again for chronic constipation.  Suppose to have some good bacteria benefits according to this.
https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/20/2/433/htm#:~:text=Psyllium%20husk%20has%20long%20been%20used%20as%20a,psyllium%20supplementation%20than%20those%20of%20the%20constipated%20patients.

Any precautionary info?

Lactulose & milk of magnesia are other good options if psyllium husk doesn't agree with you

I'm eating half a cup of beans 3 times a day (with beef or chicken), and I take milk of magnesia (unflavored) with a glass of water every night. It really relieves my constipation. Incidentally, the soluble fiber in psyllium has the same action as the soluble fiber in beans. So your water intake is very important. Do you have a water purifier, John?

Interestinly that strong coffee and chewing gum with nicotine sometimes saved me from constipation when I had it.

Quote from Kurtis on August 24, 2021, 9:13 pm

Lactulose & milk of magnesia are other good options if psyllium husk doesn't agree with you

I've been doing lactulose mostly and miralax for the past few years with milk of magnesia for emergencies.  Just started lactulose and miralax again yesterday morning and last night I had the onset of anxiety again, so I highly suspect one of them or both to be contributing to it.  I am staying clear from magnesium laxatives now since I believe I overdid it about 6 weeks ago , had diarrhea four times in one day and probably caused such a massive electrolyte imbalance that my body seemed to went into shock.  All my veins dilated so badly that I seemed to have gotten vericose veins on my in one day, very scary stuff and my cholesterol spiked from just two weeks of getting tested prior.  So I'm trying to stay clear from laxatives that works by imbalancing electrolytes like magnesia and probably thats how saline enemas work as well right?  Miralax has a FB about it being very neuro toxic, so I'm leaning towards it as the cuplrit for my anxiety issues these past few years. 

Quote from kathy55wood on August 25, 2021, 3:13 am

I'm eating half a cup of beans 3 times a day (with beef or chicken), and I take milk of magnesia (unflavored) with a glass of water every night. It really relieves my constipation. Incidentally, the soluble fiber in psyllium has the same action as the soluble fiber in beans. So your water intake is very important. Do you have a water purifier, John?

 As my reply to Curtis, I am steering clear of milk of magnesia. My googling indicates it leads to vasolidation and possibly veriocose veins.  No I drink mainly only bottled water from Costco.

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Quote from Даниил on August 25, 2021, 6:25 am

Interestinly that strong coffee and chewing gum with nicotine sometimes saved me from constipation when I had it.

I can't seem to do caffeine plus it googling says it initially constrict veins but leads to the opposite, vasodilation.  My blood pressure is on the low end and I took so much milk of mag and mag oxides for constipation, which I believe relaxed my muscles too much including my heart and with the electrolyte imbalance, and something to to with causing too much nitric oxides, caused me major vasodilation and with the relaxed heart muscles cause circulation issues and blood pooling and major major vasodilation that I seemed to have gotten vericose veins in one day..its been 6 weeks and its improved but the vericose veins on my lower legs are alot more than prior the incident. 

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Does the psyllium work?

Since I also have problems with peristalsis, I am interested in understanding this. Although I would not take soluble fiber because of the recycling of vitamin A by bacteria, especially when there is already constipation. At one time, the starch-free diet worked very well for me, but I (fool) I started eating it again, and the second time I can't achieve the same result. I also have varicose veins, so I think I also have problems with high NO.

Once I made a long list of things that increase NO: arginine, iron(inos), PTH, TSH, estrogen, prolactin (nnos), ammonia(inos), vitamin A (lol) (nnos), vitamin E (nnos), homocysteine (inos)

I would also not recommend anyone to blindly take magnesium, I have had serious problems because of this before.

@john