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I find that if the constipation is hormonal, it is at a time when I need to drink more to avoid a headache. Or I will get hard, dry stools and a migraine. Taking the movicol might make you thirsty just enough to tip over into the headache. The answer to both problems is to keep drinking.
really footle???? Dementia? No hope for me. Tjis stuff has given me my life back. I poo regularly for the first time in my life on this stuff. I take 2 to 4 sachets every day. Without it I just don't go and up impacted.
It's not nice-tasting, although I always add fruit juice to the dose, and Co-op or Tropicana Pineapple seems to disguise it best. Using a straw to drink it helps too, but do keep up water intake, as above.
You will have hard faeces in your intestines from the backlog. The movicol is working from the top end. Try the glycerin suppository to break it down from the bottom end!
Gynae gave prescribed me two after op - said that there is sometimes a hard plug slowing passage. It didn't work for me - I just have a very slow transit. It was interesting though I have found them useful since, especially when there is no urge.
Got upto 4, it was Saturday before I went to the loo. It wasn't very just liquid, which I excepted just very very soft(sorry) But since Monday I've been having the weirdest shaped poo ever, very small like shrimp shape every time I sit on the loo it comes from me. No liquid just these shaped poo and the feeling I need the toilet. It seems to settle after tea.
So I havnt taken anymore? As I'm thinking what's all this about!!!
Sorry about description but necessary , any ideas ??