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Stool softeners vs fiber powder

How do they differ? My dr said I may be slightly constiapted so I started taking stool softeners, but have not really seen a change in my..eh...outake. Should I switch to Metamucil(sp?)?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Sep. 4, 2012 in Health

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  • Take Docusate, works much better. It is good to have finer in your diet and Metamucil, taken regularly will help keep your system, well regular.
    But if you're having severe constipation, try taking MiraLex, but remain close to the bathroom.
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 10:28 PM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • Fiber, not finer ..sorry
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 10:28 PM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • From what I understand, fiber helps move things through, firm things up if it's loose. Stool softeners just soften up what's already there so it's easier to get it out.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 10:34 PM on Sep. 4, 2012

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