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Urgent! What works for chronic constipation to the point I simply can't go?

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Pixiedust1973 Mon 23-Dec-13 22:30:01

Not been to the toilet for over a week now. Got to the stage where I cannot eat. Nothing is working I have tried exlax chocolate, suppositories, laxido (8 sachets) & dulcalax pico pearles plus lots of water. The out of hours GP prescribed the pico pearles last night & I took them about 10 1/2 hours ago as well as the max dose of laxiod again & suppositories. Supposed to work within 6 to 12 hours, still nothing.. What else can I try? I don't want to spend Christmas day on the toilet or unable to eat. sad

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Sun 12-Jan-14 18:48:16

Oh, so glad to read that you finally had a poo and didn't explode smile Its good to get some furhter investigation just to be sure.

Many congratulations on the forthcoming nuptuals - i don't think i have ever been so invested in someone else's bowel movements and was gutted when this thread fell off my active list. Thanks for updating OP x

(oh, sorry, & good luck with wedding & everything, you deserve to start having a nicer time smile)

OP, have rtft (honestly grin) but can't remember all the details, sorry

So, I don't know if this is of any use, but my DD who has IBS (though has only recently tried to give up gluten etc completely) started taking these probiotics a week or so ago, & from endless horrible cycles of constipation/diarrhoea (mostly constipation, she got through tons of senokot) has entered a magic world of comfortable regularity - she is amazed!

livelablove Fri 10-Jan-14 22:34:24

Glad you are well, if not completely recovered. Hope all goes well with further investigations.

helzapoppin2 Fri 10-Jan-14 22:29:58

Wishing you all the best for those wedding preparations!
I've been married 31 whole years, so wish you all the love in the world!

CadleCrap Fri 10-Jan-14 22:02:57

Good news! smile
(Never have so many been concerned about a poo!)

LucyLasticBand Fri 10-Jan-14 21:56:24

oh thanks for ocming back, glad things are moving along qutie well.

Jammygal Fri 10-Jan-14 15:41:34

Hi Pixie when I was having issues I was referred to specialist who took my history etc He referred me for gynae scan as well as flexi sigmoidoscopy. This is where they stick a magic eye up your backside and have a look on the camera. Sounds bad I know but worth it for reassurance etc and usually means you don't need an aesthetic which is a plus! I imagine your case will involve something similar but guess its different from place to place;-)

CuntyBunty Fri 10-Jan-14 15:39:04

I am glad you are still with us. I was imagining all sorts. Phew!

princessalbert Fri 10-Jan-14 14:50:27

Thanks for the update pixie. Hope that this does resolve- and you get back to how you should be feeling.

Pixiedust1973 Fri 10-Jan-14 14:34:31

Hello, Sorry for forgetting to update. Thanks for the PM Lilliput. smile Things have been moving along reasonably well but I went to my GP on 2nd January to see if the blockage was completely cleared. He said he can still feel something so has referred me for further investigations, what this will involve who knows? In the meantime I am feeling fine apart from still having the chronic pain & needing the codeine so am taking Laxido regularly to ensure things don't get as bad as they were. Am going to Wales this weekend with my Fiancé (his family live there) to go to wedding fairs & see potential venues. All very exciting. Thank you everyone for all your lovely & sometimes quite funny posts which really cheered me up during what was a horrible time. I will endeavour to update the thread when I have more news. smile

Lilliput Fri 10-Jan-14 07:44:30

No nothing yet.

ILoveGlyfada Thu 09-Jan-14 23:42:17

Lilliput has op replied? Just concerned about her, hope she is ok.

gussiegrips Thu 09-Jan-14 20:29:44

PM? Poo Mover?

Lilliput Thu 09-Jan-14 18:24:04

I couldn't stand the suspense any longer so have sent op a pm!

princessalbert Thu 09-Jan-14 14:14:32

Same here.

howmuchworse Thu 09-Jan-14 13:34:02

I reckon so too. Shame, I was interested to know if/how it was resolved.

tribpot Thu 09-Jan-14 07:45:53

I'm guessing the OP forgot to come back and update this thread, hoping all okay.

Thinking of you op, hope you're ok.

CadleCrap Sun 05-Jan-14 11:52:37

Still nothing??

EasterHoliday Fri 03-Jan-14 10:12:58

any news?

Theonlyoneiknow Thu 02-Jan-14 22:36:04

Hope all ok OP

whatshallwedo Thu 02-Jan-14 18:57:51

Have just read this whole thread in one go and was hoping op would've had a poo by now!

goshhhhhh Thu 02-Jan-14 17:20:24

Hi OP, have been following this and do hope you are ok. Let us know when you can.

summertimeandthelivingiseasy Thu 02-Jan-14 12:37:09

A friend's daughter (early teens) got blocked up (chronic constipation sufferer from birth). She was given lactulose to soften up stools so it could get out and senna to break down the old stuff. Took 3 months.

This was after x-rays etc, so they knew what the blockage was.

Hope OP is ok, and that is all it is.

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