Not the constipation itself being a godsend, but what I'm about to recommend!
At the moment I am loving, just LOVING the ground mix of flaxseed, goji berries and other lovely seed things made by Linwoods. It's about £5 a big bag, available in Sainsburys, and I have it with Greek yogurt and agave nectar and fresh raspberries.
I'm not sure at what point constipation is supposed to kick in (I'm almost 7 weeks), but as I have to have a high-protein diet anyway (I am insulin resistant) I have to be careful about getting lots of fibre and keeping things, er, moving...
A huge tablespoon of this everyday is just fabulous for me. If you're struggling with constipation, I can really recommend it.
(It's also lovely all blended up in a smoothie - makes it kind of nutty...)
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I think flaxseed really work. I eats lots of fibre/pulses/seeds as a rule anyway, but not usually flax, but nothing was working - til I switched to Burgen bread with soya and linseed. Sorry if TMI, but it really got things going! I was freaking out because I thought I had gained about 10lbs over the last few days but then I (ahem!) really "went" a couple of times and my weight was back to normal . And it was definitely the flaxseed that made a difference I reckon - had tried everyhting else including lactulose, fibogel etc
No it isn't, but Having suffered the other extreme, you have my sympathy too!! if I have anything like weetabix, it stops me going but then I have so much wind and pain it feels terrible. Neither of them are good