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Cyclogest - constipation!

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Craftycakey15 Sun 21-Feb-16 14:00:14

I just found out Im pregnant after ICSI treatment. I have been taking Cycologest progesterone pessaries (3 x 400mg daily) for a couple of weeks and must continue until I'm 12 weeks pregnant. It has however given me very bad constipation. I have tried eating fibre rich food and using syrup of figs but its not working. Has anyone else had this with Cyclogest? Do I need to go to the Dr? I want to try and sort this naturally if at all possible! Sorry for the T.M.I!

cheapredwine Sun 21-Feb-16 14:14:11

Yes. It should settle down though. But early on it was awful and no matter how much fruit, veg and fluids I tried it didn't help. Lactulose or Movicol are both safe to use but you will need to ask for them OTC.

Craftycakey15 Sun 21-Feb-16 14:36:40

Thanks. I have sent my husband out to get some. I wish it would settle down. I have tried everything food/drink wise.

bessie84 Sun 21-Feb-16 15:14:42

try back entrance (i know, i know) or prune juice helped me. x

Craftycakey15 Sun 21-Feb-16 15:27:50

I'm taking them rectally and think that's the problem. I won't do the front as I read a lot of women get thrush. Oh the joys of it all!

CooPie10 Sun 21-Feb-16 16:19:37

I'm also on cyclogest and use them rectally. It has in fact made me regular blush I start of my day with a high fiber breakfast and have been eating more fruits now than ever. I have heard though that is causes constipation in some.

cheapredwine Sun 21-Feb-16 16:36:08

Really hope you get some relief OP. (Cyclogest can really irritate the cervix if you use them vaginally, I've always used them rectally).

Dixiechick17 Sun 21-Feb-16 17:02:24

I used cyclogest from 24 weeks to 37 weeks, I was constipated before I started using them, pregnancy just did that to me. I made up prune purees and had a glass before bed every night, really helped keep me fairly regular. Lactulose and stuff like that has never worked for me.

mrsmugoo Sun 21-Feb-16 18:12:55

I was on 2x 400mg cyclogest up to 12 weeks and took then rectally too with no constipation tbh I think constipation is a common early pregnancy symptom regardless of if you're on progesterone.

Healthyme15 Thu 25-Feb-16 11:14:59

Try to drink more water and fresh fruit juices. You can take also an herbal supplement that is very effective in relieving constipation problem. I have this Digestic by Mimonis which was prescribed to me by my Doctor. I was very impressed with the result showed to me by this supplement. It helps me bring back my normal bowel movement.

Craftycakey15 Thu 25-Feb-16 17:03:14

Thanks. I'm now wondering if the hormone is giving me this terrible insomnia too.

mrsmugoo Thu 25-Feb-16 18:19:55

Insomnia is another very common early pregnancy symptom - probably not related to the progesterone.

Craftycakey15 Thu 25-Feb-16 19:44:01

mrsmugoo thanks for letting me know! I have been worried about not feeling pregnant, just dealing with these two problems instead. I'm shattered and hope it passes soon.

mrsmugoo Thu 25-Feb-16 20:33:59

I had pretty much no symptoms in the first trimester other than a 3 week puke-a-thon weeks 7-10 and tiredness.

In my first pregnancy I was totally unaware of being pregnant until 14 weeks so no symptoms whatsoever!

Good luck and congratulations!

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