Not the easiest question to ask but

What do you fid works best for the constipation that comes with some of these crazy meds? Weird as it is I have left over Metimucil that I used for my puppy when he was constipated but it is orange flavored and contains gelatin which I believe is one of the things I’m supposed to avoid on the “migraine diet”
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

psyllium is used in Metimucil, but you can buy it by itself and it works fine. You can find it at any health food store or you can order if off the internet. You just need to drink a lot of extra water with this …start off slow…until your system gets accustomed to it.

You can also try magnesium which works well for some people.

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That is a good question, Tammy…

Here is a alink that has some suggestions…

When I was on Verapamil, I took Magnesium, and Benefiber. That eventually stopped working,a nd I added miralax to the list which worked very well.

For those of you who suggested Magnesium, how much did you take?

I believe at that time I was taking 750mg of magnesium. Now that I’m not on meds, if I was to take that much I would surely be sick to my stomach. When on Verapamil, it hardly helped at all.

Thanks Lisa,
Wow, that sounds like a lot. Do you know if that is the typical dose?

This is a link for calm which is a magnesium supplement…

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I take 400mg magnesium per day, split into two doses, morning and evening. I tried more which was fine for a while but then it worked too well, so I cut back. But I don’t take any other meds.