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It's been about a year now i've been on laxatives & lots of fiber gummies to be able to have one daily bowel movement. if i don't take one of the two i won't have a bowel movement for days. i drink plenty of water & my diet is healthy. i'm also having tro

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
For constipation: take Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works (up to 16 tablets). It is safe and effective to continue taking the dose that works every night.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata commented
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See your doctor. This is not normal, and you may want to discuss possible underlying causes.
Jun 30, 2015

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