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Old 07-18-2019, 07:34 PM   #21
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Finally, after about 10 years of almost constant constipation, I haven't experienced any for at least 3 months. I've got no idea if this will work for anyone else, but this works for me:
- every night, I take a sachet of macrogel (movicol) mixed into a cup of milk kefir or yogurt;
- every morning I take my first levodopa of the day, and at a variable time after eat breakfast;
- every second day I give myself an enema, perhaps 30 minutes after eating breakfast;
- wait perhaps 5 minutes, give a slight strain, and out it comes.

I chose kefir to get rid of the taste of macrogel, which was stopping me from taking it. But, it has been mentioned in its own right by Bergamotte in an earlier post in this thread as a way to reduce constipation.

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Finally, after about 10 years of almost constant constipation, I haven't experienced any for at least 3 months. I've got no idea if this will work for anyone else, but this works for me:
- every night, I take a sachet of macrogel (movicol) mixed into a cup of milk kefir or yogurt;
- every morning I take my first levodopa of the day, and at a variable time after eat breakfast;
- every second day I give myself an enema, perhaps 30 minutes after eating breakfast;
- wait perhaps 5 minutes, give a slight strain, and out it comes.

I chose kefir to get rid of the taste of macrogel, which was stopping me from taking it. But, it has been mentioned in its own right by Bergamotte in an earlier post in this thread as a way to reduce constipation.

John
Seems like alot of effort to solve a common problem that most PDers have. I simply take 400 mg of magnesium daily and problem disappeared! Hope this helps!
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Finally, after about 10 years of almost constant constipation, I haven't experienced any for at least 3 months. I've got no idea if this will work for anyone else, but this works for me:
- every night, I take a sachet of macrogel (movicol) mixed into a cup of milk kefir or yogurt;
- every morning I take my first levodopa of the day, and at a variable time after eat breakfast;
- every second day I give myself an enema, perhaps 30 minutes after eating breakfast;
- wait perhaps 5 minutes, give a slight strain, and out it comes.

I chose kefir to get rid of the taste of macrogel, which was stopping me from taking it. But, it has been mentioned in its own right by Bergamotte in an earlier post in this thread as a way to reduce constipation.

John
John,

I am so happy to hear you found something that works so well after all that you have been through- what a relief !

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