Oct 14, 2015 3:26 AM GMT
I knew something was wrong when I ate 3 apples in one day and nothing came out the other end 2 days later.
I started searching internet about constipation. I have always been pretty regular. For some reason, my mid section, upper stomach/abs felt bloated or blocked recently. I do have a sliding hiatal hernia, means my stomach slides into the hole in my diaphragm into my chest area. I kept thinking what ever felt blocked was my stomach moving again.
Something else was going on though. I have used saline enemas before to clear out bowel especially after internal hemorrhoid removal but I have never used an oral laxative in my entire life. I've actually been afraid of them.
I read about Milk of Magnesia for both heart burn (GERD) and constipation. Stuff works like Drano!
The first time I used it, MoM cleared "a pathway", broke apart what seemed to be stuck and came out. Not all of it so the next day, 24 hours later, I did another full shot of MoM, and 4.5 hours later, just like the first round, the rest of the clog came out.
The only thing I can think of is I have been on a peanut binge. Snacking on lots of Planters peanuts after dinner. maybe not letting my dinner settle into my stomach first before eating peanuts. But the "clog" was definitely in the upper intestinal area, maybe even the part where the stomach meets the intestine (Upper colon)
Thank goodness for MoM, and its cheap! I see a lot of TV commercials but never have I tried this stuff. Just hope I don't need to use it more often than needed. Because of my hernia and GERD, my stomach is very sensitive.