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Errrm..constipation anyone?

(11 Posts)
Abubu Fri 30-Oct-09 16:36:33

Sorry this has probably been done hundreds of times before.. but what can I do about this?

Thanks blush

blackteaplease Fri 30-Oct-09 19:18:33

I've finally cracked mine by drinking a small glass of prune juice in the morning and about 4 pints of water during the day.

Hope you find a cure soon.

MrsBadger Fri 30-Oct-09 19:21:19

I only get this occasionally in pg but have a packet of prunes on standby

if you are taking iron tabs for anaemia they can really bung you up - try Spatone instead (from Boots etc) - tis a liquid supplement you dilute in juice and isn;t so binding!

PacificWerewolfwoohood Fri 30-Oct-09 19:22:16

Constipation advice.
Basically, drink plenty of fluids, increase fibre intake, lots of physical activity, do not ignore the "call to stool" grin and things should improve.
Some people have an exceedingly slow bowel transit time, this is rare, and needs all sorts of hospital investigations to diagnose.
Good luck!

mollybob Fri 30-Oct-09 22:21:06

I am having dreadful problems and have had to take senna pods and use horrid enemas as well - all good fun

indigobarbie Sat 31-Oct-09 20:59:59

Hey I can sympathise completely, got the fright of my life when I was constipated a few weeks ago, not so pleasant. I'm now on a mixture I concocted which is 1 x fybogel sachet mixed with either fresh OJ, or prune juice and a splash of lactulose. I hate the taste of all of these things separately so decided to try to conceal them with each other wink, it kindof works, but need to take this every night......

saltyseadog Sat 31-Oct-09 21:29:35

I use Regucol (lovely name) which you buy from Holland & Barrett, and mix it in with OJ. It's flavourless, so really not that bad at all - I prefer it to Fybogel which has a fake orange taste to it.

longwayaway Sat 31-Oct-09 23:40:09

Seconding the bit about plenty of physical activity - walking is great, and I've found that sitting on my exercise ball really helps too. (And by "sitting" I mean gentle bouncing for extended periods while I work or surf the internet.)

Abubu Mon 02-Nov-09 11:10:04


Thanks. I definitely don't drink enough water or get enough exercise so will try this first.

horseymum Mon 02-Nov-09 20:25:34

prune juice is great - lidls used to do some. you don't want to be struggling after the birth either so keep drinking it right up to birth and beyond!

BrigitBigKnickers Mon 02-Nov-09 20:33:40

I took Fybogel orange sachets all the way through both of my pregnancies- the doctor gave them to me on prescription.

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