Re: Kate...about Ensure

From: Jean (
Wed Feb 7 22:53:57 2001

At Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Brokenwing wrote: >
>Thanks Kate for your advice I have been wondering
>if the ensure could be causing some of the bloating
>and cramping. I am going to have to find some help
>with what I could eat cause I can not affored to
>lose anymore weight and I have tried everything to
>stop the constipation. One DR. says lots of fiber,
>another one says less fiber. I am so confused.
>BIG PAIN-FREE HUGS!! ~Brokenwing~
>At Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Janet Karam wrote:
>>Dear Kate,
>>I drink a meal replacement drink called balance, it's not as high in sugar,
>>each drink has 15 g of protien(I thought if low protien would help you avoid
>>I am drinking 3 per day, consuming mostly liquids, and the foods you
>>mentioned, crackers, cookies, etc. I am extremely there
>>something besides protien in these drinks that cause bloating.
>>Thanks for your input...

KATE, 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 >

Jean (from PA)

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