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I am breastfeeding and still taking my prenatal (materna)vitamins and omega 3 and metamucil. Any other alternative vitamins that I should take?

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I am breastfeeding and still taking my prenatal (materna)vitamins and omega 3 and metamucil. Any other alternative vitamins that I should take?

Good regimen: Sounds like a nice regimen! I would only suggest changing to whole food based raw organic type multivitamins if possible. High quality Omega 3 fish oils are molecularly distilled to remove heavy metals such as Mercury. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink Metamucil while breast feeding?

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 Is  it  ok to drink Metamucil while breast feeding?

Yes It is ok: with breastfeeding, as it is a bulk laxative, acts locally in the bowel, no systemic absorption, so won't be secreted in the breast milk, ...Read more

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I Am constipated & have hemorrhoids from the birth of my child. What medicines can I take that don't have any effects on breastfeeding?

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I Am constipated & have hemorrhoids from the birth of my child. What medicines can I take that don't have any effects on breastfeeding?

Constipation.: in this setting, the ideal would be to avoid medication altogether, if possible. I would begin by increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and considering taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, daily. When you do that, you need to increase your fluid intake also. If you increase this gradually, it will not cause excess gassiness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should i take Metamucil once a day?

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Should i take Metamucil once a day?

That is fine: Insure that you are hydrating adequately.

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Can Metamucil work and how long does it take to work?

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12 to48 hours: It start working in 12 to 48 hours, but can take up to 3 days to work. ...Read more

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Can my body become dependent on metamucil if I take 2 teaspoons daily?

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Can my body become dependent on metamucil if I take 2 teaspoons daily?

No: Metamucil (http://www.metawellness.com/en-us/articles/about-metamucil/digestive-health) is a brand of fiber. Don't fall for the advertising. Instead, eat plenty of fruit, veggies & unrefined whole grains, enough to consume 35-45g daily. Check out http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-13722/metamucil-oral/details for more info. And http://goo.gl/8iAEA3 for info re dietary fiber in general. ...Read more

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Is it better to take Metamucil in the morning or at night?

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Is it better to take Metamucil in the morning or at night?

Metamucil: Better at night with a full glass of water. As a laxative, expect results by the end of the following day. Also, night time is when the body produces cholesterol. Psyllium, the active ingredient in metamucil helps to reduce cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Metamucil on fodmap diet?

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Low FOD-MAP diet: The low fod-map diet identifies foods that may contribute to gassiness and bloating. Perhaps your future reduction of fod-map ingestants can be part of your greater effort toward healthier eating & drinking. Note that Metamucil may ferment in your gut to more gas. Be aware however that gassiness may be symptomatic of a bigger problem--see other HealthTap answers on the subject. ...Read more

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