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Race coming up, blasted hemorroid too.(2 posts)

Race coming up, blasted hemorroid too.tantalus
Jan 28, 2002 5:09 AM
Im 34 cat 3. Had a injury that resulted in some pain meds that gave me hemorroids. I'm finding it difficult to ride long miles w/o much discomfort. Dont want to miss this race in 3wks. Any suggestions?
re: Race coming up, blasted hemorroid too.Howard2
Feb 12, 2002 12:59 PM
I've had similar problems. My doctor suggested the following:

1. Citrucel in the morning & evening (Walmart has reasonable prices). Don't be put off because its called a laxative, doctor claims it is best source of additional fiber. If twice a day causes too frequent bowel movements try once a day.

2. Drink lots and lots of water.

3. Get more fiber and less meat /fat in diet.

The goal is to keep things soft so less pressure is exerted on the walls of your colon. I was able to see benefits in two weeks with the Citrucel.

Good luck.