I have had severe constipation, gas and bloating for many many
years.....I must take Herb-Lax (from Shaklee) every night to move my
bowels. I also drink allot of water.
It is the only way I can move my bowels, which softens it and also gives
me the stimulation I need. My intestines do not function on their own
anymore because of doctors not helping me with my problem which was from
adhesions about 30 years ago. I had constipation for 10 years before I
"demanded" exploratory and they discovered adhesions for the first time.
I had to keep taking more until I reached the amount I needed to soften
it enough for me to go (which is no form at all or I can't go).
Many years ago I took 4 but now as the adhesions got really bad again I
must take 10 to 12. I eat normally. It also helps to pass the gas. I
know doctors don't like if you take a stimulant but when I listened to
them and took what they permitted (tried everything)I went 2 weeks
without going and was in unbearable pain and couldn't even stand up
straight anymore and still couldn't go.
-- Jean (from PA)