Constipation and Interferon??

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Constipation and Interferon??

by snodebb on Sun Oct 30, 2011 06:07 PM

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So my husband has Stage II B Melamoma and just finished his 4 week injections. We will start Monday with self injections. Any tips on how to keep from being constipated? I have to constantly tell him he needs fluids and fiber wheather it taste good or not. I try not to get angry with him but this is getting exhausting. Any shared experiences would be helpful.

debbie

RE: Constipation and Interferon??

by Aranka on Mon Oct 31, 2011 09:11 PM

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I am from Europe, Mediteraninan part of it.  I believe olive oil has so many great uses.  I used to suffer horribly from constipation.  Eating vegetables with a good dose of olive oil (your husband can even drink the leftover olive oil from the plate) really helps.  Did you try dates and prunes?.  That may help.  I also experienced good results with hot peppers (it stimiulates your metabolism) - like chilli peppers.  Your husband should also drink a lot of water or green tea.  Don't let him drink too much soda drinks, that will make the situation worse.  Please don't get angry at him, that won't help.  Maybe you can try stool softerners.  Don't give him the traditional cleansing pills - they can negatively effect the lining of the stomach.  I also used to use the gell like suposatories - they work like magic, they are more natural and won't hurt his stomach.  Let me know if any of my suggestions work.

The best of luck to you guys.

 

Aranka

 

 

RE: Constipation and Interferon??

by snodebb on Tue Nov 01, 2011 01:27 AM

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Thank you for your suggustions. I had forgotten about olive oil. He loves olive oil. We will try that. I bought him prunes and prune juice he won'try tem. He was so bad on Sunday he said he is going to do what his is suppose to do from now on. He was pretty scared. I think he will like the olive oil idea.  I'm not really angry with him may frustrated.  I will let you know how the olive oil works out.

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