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Anyone any advice on constipation while on chemo?

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Catchingbentcoppers Fri 03-May-19 08:28:15

Had my first CARBO/PAC combo on Wednesday and I've got terrible constipation this morning.

Can I take sennokot? Anyone recommended foods that helped them during chemo for this?

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mrsed1987 Fri 03-May-19 08:29:19

My mum takes laxatives every day i think to help keep herself regular

Catchingbentcoppers Fri 03-May-19 08:40:26

I'm just not sure what I can and cannot take. Will call the clinic when it opens to see if they're ok to take.

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Rainatnight Fri 03-May-19 08:42:43

My mum experiences this and the cancer symptom management nurse prescribes her fairly strong laxatives. Don't think OTC stuff would touch the sides for her (if that's not the wrong expression in the circs!).

Do lean on your medical team to sort out these sorts of side effects. You shouldn't have to struggle alone.

Best of luck with the rest of your chemo.

Catchingbentcoppers Fri 03-May-19 09:01:10

Thanks @Rainatnight. smile

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