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I take codeine everyday and have done for years but te side effect of being constipated is getting annoying and uncomfortable which is te quickest most effective one to take ty x
Best to get one from the docs if you can.
Um I know this sounds uncomfortable but I think suppositories work best. They are effective within 15 mins and they dont turn your intestines to liquid and give you cramps like the tablets do!
Soooootired can U get them from the chemists?
Senokot. I had it when I was on regular opiate painkillers 4-5 years ago and it was great.Its gentle, natural and the one usualy prescribed by Paeds for constipated kids (including my ds - he calls it "bottom medicine")Hope you can sort it out - its horrible being "stuck".
try sodium docusate - softens and stimulates
Or - a more pleasant alternative (at least while you're consuming it) is Thornton's Diabetic Toffee.Trust me. The polyols (sugar substitutes) really work. And don't eat the whole packet. Really.
Thanks, I remember actaually when I had gest diabetes with dd was told of the effect too many diabetic sweets can have, hmmm may investigateThanks to everyone
I can guarantee that it will work!It does give you terrible wind and, if you eat to much, (and you're not constipated in the first place), really bad diarrhoea. I had it so badly that I pulled a muscle in my stomach
Golden linseeds, available from health shops. Add one tablespoon full to your morning breakfast cereal. Effect guaranteed - and it's totally painless.
Do they taste at all?
dulcolax are quite strong I think, I know that from years ago though so possibly different ones now.
Prune juice! Works a treat.
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