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i quit smoking and now i cant poop

this always happens when i try and quit. i bought laxatives but i dont want to get dependant on them.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:03 PM on Oct. 16, 2010 in Health

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  • Drink a lot of water and try to add more fiber to your diet. Or you could eat prunes.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:05 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • You can also try Mycelex as well as fiber......raisin bran is good. I like plain bran flakes......and bananas can make some people constipated...so limit them.
    LilyPondOasis

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 8:34 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

  • Lets see, cigerette dependance, quitting =stress.....stress can cause digestive problems like constipation.
    so you need to find a stress reliever like exercise, meditation, yoga is good too.....drink water and eat more fiber= fruits and veggies.
    you may want to try a stool softener, not as hard on your system as laxatives and of course see your doctor if you dont improve.
    michaux

    Answer by michaux at 10:38 PM on Oct. 16, 2010

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