You are not alone.... When I was trying the Morphine I had the WORST pain in my middle & upper back that wrapped around to my ribcage..it was sooo bad I was crying! This went on for d a y s!!! I had never had this feeling before and I was in agonizing pain!! So bad that I wanted to go to the ER.. Then, on the 4th day..it hit me!! I was severely Constipated/Impacted!!!! I thought I could handle it on my own. Boy was I mistaken!! At about 1:30 am on that Sunday I had to get my mother up and have her go to the store for gas pills, and stool softeners...Luckily for me, my mom thinks of everything and she also brought home a twin pack of enimas... It took me a good 4 hours, but I finally got some relief. It was awful!! I had always had constipation issues taking Methadone, but not like this... That's also the night I was spewing all over the bathroom...Remember that night? I think you were sick as well.
So, remember that no matter what you are going through, we have been through it too..
Talk to ya later.
I hate Boats!!!!
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night
Pamela that didn't get by you!
Actually PALady's idea isn't a bad one! I mix prunes and dried apricots and eat them together, but only in small amounts. I have also learned the hard way on eating to many! I have UC and I seldom have to worry about this type of problem anyway, infact this type of problem might be a welcome change sometimes especially if the UC flares up!
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 4/25/2009 5:29:03 PM (GMT-6)
I've found that drinking lots of water really does help. Also, you can get a bottle of 100mg Docusate Sodium...400 pills for a really reasonable price at Sams. It is generic (Members Mark) brand, but seems to work as good as the expensive ones. Good luck!
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 4/25/2009 8:18:00 PM (GMT-6)
Miralax is the best one going. It was origionally prescription only and was then let out to pasture. It is odorless,tasteless,colorless and doesnt change consistancy at all. You can add to whatever you want and it doesnt hurt it any. You mix it with water and it still tastes like water. I put it in my soda and never know its there.
It doesnt cramp work too fast when you dont want it to and taken at night once you find the right amount for you leaves you regulary in the bathroom each morning.
I only have to use it every other day in a small amount and no problems at all,near to normal.
Only drawback is it is still pretty expensive but the bottle lasts a long time.