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Constipation, whats the best thing to take?

(10 Posts)
Marne Tue 03-Jul-12 13:47:30

Doctor has givin me pain killers and anti inflammatory's for my bad back but they have made me so constipated, so much so that its making my cerix blead (i have slight erosion), this has only ever happened when i have been pg.

What's the best thing to take or eat without going to far the other way (i don't want to be gued to the loo)?

Rumours Tue 03-Jul-12 14:08:59

When I was on strong pain killers for back I was also prescribed movical, maybe ask you doctor.

Reenypip Tue 03-Jul-12 17:35:17

Hiya,
Movicle could be a good start :-)

Nevercan Tue 03-Jul-12 18:13:48

Try senokot from the pharmacy or something similar. Take before bed and then first thing there should be action. Plenty of fibre and prune juice!

gingeroots Tue 03-Jul-12 18:35:28
amillionyears Tue 03-Jul-12 19:00:09

liquorice.And high bran cereal.Need to look on the backs of the packs to compare.Just because they say high bran doesnt mean they are that high compared to some others.

PackItInNow Tue 03-Jul-12 19:27:41

I used to take 2 sachets of Movicol in one go with a laxative and it still didn't make me move. I tried 2 tsp of Epsom Salts dissolved in hot water and it was far, far better than any laxative I can get OTC. I have tried laxaberol (sp) and it was fab too.

wonkylegs Tue 03-Jul-12 19:32:07

I had very bad painkiller induced constipation recently. Lactalose (ask pharmacist) taken twice a day and if that doesn't work you can add in Senna at bedtime. Senna is best at night because it can cause stomach cramps which are unpleasant in the day. Make sure you drink lots of water.
Mines all cleared up now and I'm on a high fibre diet to keep it moving, as I'm always on painlkillers sad thanks to long term condition.

Reenypip Tue 03-Jul-12 22:29:16

My bowels don't work due to nerve damage, strong painkillers and long term use of laxatives etc.
If diet doesn't work, go to pharmacy and get something like movicle.
There are other things like lactolose, or senna and magnesium. They might work for you.

I take 6-8 movicle a day, prucalopride and use a peristeen.

PackItInNow Tue 03-Jul-12 22:37:58

Hi Reeny, how's things with your good self these days?

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