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Severe Constipation

(5 Posts)
sherbs Sat 28-May-11 22:05:28

I have been unable to go to the toilet for 2 years now the only way I can go is by using sapositories and lactulose I have tried many different things from the doctors but nothing works I have also come of a series of medication that I have been on for a year.

RichTeaAreCrap Sat 28-May-11 22:24:09

I swear by drinking prune juice - its the only thing that works for me. Ducolax tabs work very well but I find they are too harsh.

sherbs Sun 29-May-11 10:32:36

thank you I have tried both of these but they dont work on me

KurriKurri Sun 29-May-11 11:04:35

I think if this has been going on for 2 years, you have every right to ask for referral to a specialist so they can find out what is causing the problem.

Sorry you are going through this, it must be making you feel constantly unwell sad

nightcat Sun 29-May-11 22:43:07

some meds can cause constipation, have you checked??
Coming off meds can have this effect as some meds are toxic to the liver so you are prob still detoxing..
You can get a referral of course, but there are lots of foods you can try, flaxseeds are a trad anti-constipation remedy AND they help with detox too, also vit Bs & Mg, beetroot etc. Even things like peppermint tea can help (in my case polo mints smile)
Even if I don't go for a day I feel a headache coming that eases off instantly after going to the loo, agree with Kurri, you prob not feeling well.

If I were you I would start with flaxseeds, 5 at each main meal.

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