Right.. so I have the horrible piles and constipation problem going on here! My first poo after birth wasn't that bad but now 3 weeks later I've suddenly got piles and constipated which isn't helping the piles whatsoever! I haven't pooed in 3 days.. I've increased my fibre loads and I'm constantly downing water but that doesn't seem to be doing much. Health visitor told me to buy some lactulose and I have but I just need some questions answered really. How long does it take to work? How many ml shall I take? Do I add it to another drink or drink it in its own? Just really want to poo Thank you!
Poor you. Lactulose worked well for me - it tastes quite nice, and you can just drink it by the spoonful. It doesn't go into your system, it just slides through you. It will have details on the bottle.
I just don't want to accidentally take too much and give myself diarrhea! Am I best taking it first thing in the morning or before I go to bed? I should've asked the pharmacist really, but I was kind of embarrassed, so I paid and ran lol!
I found it took about 10-15mls, I love the stuff, it's delicious! I don't think it causes diarrhoea, just makes it much softer and easy to pass. If you are bfing then start drinking a lot more water as it could be dehydration causing the issue as you tend to just forget to drink.
15ml twice a day was what I was told by a dr. (15ml is about a capful). Takes about 48hrs to work, and does make you v windy! If that doesn't work get some suppositories as they make you go within 60mins
Yeah just taken 15ml now (measurements on cap) I can deal with windy, my partner may dread being with me though lol! & I didn't know you get suppositories to help you poo? I have germaloid suppositories but they're for the piles! I should've never waited over a week for my first poo after childbirth, I think that's what caused my problem!
Yes you can get a suppository to make you poo! Called constipation relief can get at a pharmacy. Only for use in real dire circumstances where it's all impacted but it does work! Had the joy of using it once and it did make me poo in 45mins