Re: mineral vs flaxseed oil

Thu Feb 17 11:06:34 2000

Karen, how does Flaxseed oil taste? Can you put it in something or do you have to take it straight? Can you drink something afterward?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Kaplan []
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 7:05 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
> Subject: mineral vs flaxseed oil
> I recommend flaxseed oil instead of mineral oil. Flaxseed oil (health
> food
> store)
> really helps promote natural peristalsis of bowel & has nutritional
> benefits
> while I think mineral oil can actually interfere with absorption of some
> nutrients.
> Karen

>> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS <>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 10:14 PM
> Subject: Re: another bad day
> > Toni,
> > I had that happen o me twice with the bowel movements like you describe.
> I
> > have taken Correctol for over 15 years, am probably dependent on them
> now,
> > but they are the only thing that works for me. They cause cramping so I
> try
> > to use two Correctol and two Correctol Stool softeners. Then I try to
> work
> > back to just the stool softeners. One time I had gone four days with no
> BM
> > and took 5 Correctol and had an incidence like you described. When it
> > finally came out I bled, bright red blood. Scared me to death. Then
> the
> > diarrhea started and everytime I went I bled for almost two days. I
> went
> to
> > the gastro doctor and he said that I had let it bud up too much and then
> the
> > waste got to big to pass because the bowel was restricted by adhesions
> and
> to
> > pass it I actually ripped my rectal wall. That is where the blood came
> from.
> > Had to have a colonoscopy and everything. Turned out that it healed it
> self
> > and all was well, but he told me never to let it go so long again then
> try
> to
> > "force it out". I take three tablespoons of mineral oil per day and use
> the
> > stool softeners and Correctol only if necessary now and it seems to be
> > working, however I haven't eaten solid food for six weeks, due to bowel
> > obstructions. I am due for surgery next week and dreading it, but have
> no
> > choice. Good luck to you, as I know your pain, but get to a good gastro
> > doctor and try different diets and maybe you can find one that works
> better
> > for you. Not much immediate help, I know, but I tried. Take care,
> Ginni
> >

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