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East Orange, NJ
A female asked:

Ive been very constipated and my doctor told me to use metamucil. i wasnt drinking enough water with it, i am now way worse than before, what now?

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Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Constipation: more water = 48-64 ozs/d is good. Stop the metamucil and switch to OTC Miralax 1x/d until regular. Reduce milk. starches in the diet as well.

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