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Best Laxative [blush]

(14 Posts)
Lupins71 Thu 21-Aug-08 09:20:08

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

biglips Thu 21-Aug-08 09:21:15

Best to get one from the docs if you can.

soooootired Thu 21-Aug-08 10:07:32

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!

Lupins71 Fri 22-Aug-08 08:59:25

Soooootired can U get them from the chemists?

Weegiemum Fri 22-Aug-08 11:44:23

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".

madcol Fri 22-Aug-08 20:00:10

try sodium docusate - softens and stimulates

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 22-Aug-08 20:04:24

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.

Lupins71 Fri 22-Aug-08 20:15:59

Thanks, I remember actaually when I had gest diabetes with dd was told of the effect too many diabetic sweets can have, hmmm may investigate

Thanks to everyone

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 22-Aug-08 20:21:41

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 blush

Lupins71 Sun 24-Aug-08 13:23:31


Anna8888 Sun 24-Aug-08 13:27:10

Golden linseeds, available from health shops. Add one tablespoon full to your morning breakfast cereal. Effect guaranteed - and it's totally painless.

Lupins71 Sun 24-Aug-08 23:13:02

Do they taste at all?

giraffescantdancethetango Mon 25-Aug-08 00:19:57

dulcolax are quite strong I think, I know that from years ago though so possibly different ones now.

thumbwitch Mon 25-Aug-08 00:21:44

Prune juice! Works a treat.

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