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The name says it all!!!

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Uncomfortable Mon 16-May-05 10:22:18

This is a bit embasassing but the pain and dissomfort has become too much for me to take!

Im severely constipated! I havnt had a propper poo for over a week now! Please suggest something! Ive tried Over the counter remedies, and yesterday I drank 3 litres of fresh orange juice. Still nothing!

I do suffer IBS and take tablets for it.

Somebody please suggest something! I cant see GP till thursday!

JoolsToo Mon 16-May-05 10:24:33

at the risk of repeating myself

Linseeds!!!!!! - Holland & Barrett -sprinkle 4 teaspoons on your cereal or in a yoghurt every morning - you should notice some action within (at least) a week probably sooner! (they're marvellous )

Uncomfortable Mon 16-May-05 10:27:17

Thanks problem is we dont have a holland & Barrett near here! Im begining to hink Ive strained something or disloged my IUD. Im in agony now.

serenity Mon 16-May-05 10:28:08

Castor Oil? Lactulose? Very hot curry?

Massage your lower tummy to get things moving, or you could massage your perineam (sp?) and sphinter with some oil as this can trigger it (or it could just make you f**t) Allegedly mother cats train kittens to pee and poo in the correct place (litter tray, behind bush whatever) by licking them there to trigger them going to the toilet. It might be worth a try?

Fio2 Mon 16-May-05 10:28:54

what about garlic? it always gets me going

WigWamBam Mon 16-May-05 10:29:37

You can buy glycerine suppositories over the counter. One of those should sort you out very quickly, then you can start taking linseed to stop you getting into this state again.

SenoraPostrophe Mon 16-May-05 10:29:56

or prunes

Uncomfortable Mon 16-May-05 10:30:01

Im ready to try anything. When I phoned GP today they asked me if it was urgent. Would it class as urgent?

Uncomfortable Mon 16-May-05 10:31:11

WWB the tablets I take for IBS r supposed to stop this happening. i keep trying but getting nothing but piles!

WigWamBam Mon 16-May-05 10:31:31

My GP prescribed glycerine suppositories for me over the phone for the same problem, but it's cheaper to buy them over the counter - and they work.

serenity Mon 16-May-05 10:31:47

If you are in pain, then yes I would class it as urgent. Over a week is a long time.

Uncomfortable Mon 16-May-05 10:31:47

Im really passed embarrased now. Just desperate.

alexsmum Mon 16-May-05 10:32:24

a pound of grapes.sit and them all in one sitting.Works for me.

fastasleep Mon 16-May-05 10:33:20

I feel your pain Uncomfortable... pregnancy constipation gets me every time!

Uncomfortable Mon 16-May-05 10:34:18

My kids and friends kids have all had a good old dose of the runs and Im willing myslef to get it!

Uncomfortable Mon 16-May-05 10:34:59

Im not pregnant now though. When I was a litre of fresh oj did the trick. Not now!

fastasleep Mon 16-May-05 10:35:21

I know how you feel! I finally er...pooped last night and it was so horrid... it cut me...down there and everything... blood was everywhere!!! Definately try everything that everyone's saying!

mancmum Mon 16-May-05 10:35:49

it sounds like an emergency to me... my mum's neigbour has similar problems and gets enema kits from doctors... maybe you could ask for one ?

sweetmonkey Mon 16-May-05 10:36:12

i suffer with really bad ibs as well but i found out last week that if you take 2 actimels then it really helps you to go. i was a bit like you on fri . drank 2 of the little bottles and come sat morn everything was back to normal.
best thing ive ever tried for it!!!
HTH

Fio2 Mon 16-May-05 10:36:14

have you tried sticking your finger up your bum? wearing gloves of course

Flossam Mon 16-May-05 10:38:03

FiO2, that's not reccomended, only done by nurses/ doctors as a last resort!

Uncomfortable Mon 16-May-05 10:41:16

Actually Fio2, yes I did yesterday! that was when I discovered dreaded piles!!!! So I want grapes, linseed, actimel, prunes all mixed in with yoghurt. Sounds nice, as long as it works!

Uncomfortable Mon 16-May-05 10:48:12

Im goin to ring my GP's surgery and see if I can speak to the triage nurse. She might get me something!!

noddyholder Mon 16-May-05 11:11:13

dried apricots really work followed by a really strong black coffee

jampots Mon 16-May-05 11:14:27

Many people I know swear by a Big Mac!! seriously try it!

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