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To just wish l could deal with my constipation in peace.

(13 Posts)
TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 12-Jun-16 13:56:49

Without somebody yelling Mum every five seconds. Or Dh shouting for me.

I'm on Tramadol. A side effect is constipation.

I wish they'd all just go away and leave me in peace😟

EveryoneElsie Sun 12-Jun-16 14:03:57

The best bit is when they ask you what you are doing in there.

CodyKing Sun 12-Jun-16 14:07:26


This is the only opportunity they've had all day to ask you

Where the nail Sissons are
What's for tea
Any chance of a lift
If Sarah can come round

Have they shouted 'Mom's the phones ringing yet?'

megletthesecond Sun 12-Jun-16 14:09:57

Yanbu. It makes it worse.

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 12-Jun-16 14:11:08

I had to abort the latest attempt again😟

Dd wanting a drink, despite being 9 and perfectly capable

MyPoorBelly Sun 12-Jun-16 14:15:28

You have my complete sympathies! One of the things they advise you when you are constipated is to be left alone to poo in peace uninterrupted otherwise it'll make things worse

<hands over glass of laxido and some senna...down the hatch>

VagueIdeas Sun 12-Jun-16 14:19:03

Movicol (or Laxido) is your friend. Can buy OTC or get on prescription. It's a very effective stool softener.

Totally get what you mean re. kids not allowing you any toilet time though. Not very conducive to the relaxing of one's bowels flowers

Outfoxed Sun 12-Jun-16 14:19:34

Did they not give you laxatives when they gave you tramadol? I had to take it when I broke my leg really badly and they gave me a big bag of other drugs just to deal with the side affects of that much tramadol! I feel your pain sad hope you can poop in peace soon!

Topseyt Sun 12-Jun-16 14:20:46

My kids and DH only ever seemed to want anything when I was either on the loo, in the bath, on the phone etc. You know that that is the unwritten rule of having kids or DHs. winkgrin

They never seemed need me at any other time.

A 9 year old can get her own drink. I would have told mine that if they didn't get it themselves at that age then they couldn't want it badly enough.

FeckinCrutches Sun 12-Jun-16 14:21:57

You had to leave the bathroom to get a 9yo a drink?

BitOutOfPractice Sun 12-Jun-16 14:24:33

Why the hell are you stopping what you're doing to get a 9YO a drink? Especially if your DH is there

hollinhurst84 Sun 12-Jun-16 14:26:56

Bugger that. Stick headphones in and ignore, they're perfectly capable

nocoolnamesleft Sun 12-Jun-16 14:50:31

Definitely movicol/laxidol. I remember when I was started on tramadol: the hospital thought docusate would cut it. It didn't. First thing I did on discharge was buying some movicol over the counter.

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