Any sugestions anyone? i eat about 5 oranges a day because i have a craving for them i drink alot of water & have bren flakes for breakfast but i am so constipated its agony. I dont go for 5 days at a time. Im 12 weeks pregnant. I was thinking about taking some iron tablets because unlike most people they help me go every day why i dont know, although my doctor hasnt said i need them can it do any harm to take them?
Prunes (though don't do what I did and scoff masses in one go as it had a very distressing effect!), more fruit (try chopping an apple or strawberries or grapes or something on your branflakes for starters) and lots of veggies.
One inch of prune juice diluted with some water/fizzy water a few times a day. don't make the mistake of thinking that you are over it when you have 'acheived'. Keep dosing yourself every day to keep regular.
This is from someone who ended up in tears and naked at work on the toilet looking like Daffyd from Little Britian so scared her bum would rupture. It was a bad moment.
More water than you thought possible. Keep bottles on you at all times and keep sipping.
Lactulose and Fybogel very gentle (but not together though), plus prunes, apricots, dried apple rings, figs and red peppers. Remember too that you need to maintain this level of fruit, veg and water to keep the poos coming. I have had a very sluggish bowel since DS was born and keep curing myself for a few days and then falling into bad habits. Need to practise what I preach.