Question about Senokot-S

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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 11/9/2008 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a diagnosis of IBS-D about ten years ago.
It went away. Thank goodness!!
Now I have other kinds of health problems.
I have severe constipation which is pretty much cured by Senokot-S.
I take 5 pills every night.
Does anybody know of any problems with taking that many.
(It's REALLY expensive)
Pamela
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


Sarita
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   Posted 11/12/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd be worried that you would end up dependent on such a massive dose...it can really mess with the gut's motility system when used long-term. Have you talked to your doctor about this?
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pb4
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   Posted 11/12/2008 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Stimulant laxatives such as Senokot® Tablets, Senokot-S® Tablets, and SenokotXTRA® Tablets are for occasional use only, unless directed otherwise by a doctor.
Use stimulant laxatives for no longer than seven (7) days, unless directed otherwise by a doctor.
Stimulant laxatives should not be taken for any purpose other than the relief of occasional constipation, unless directed otherwise by a doctor.

This is not something to mess around with, does your doc know that you're taking it long term? It can also interact with other meds if you're on any.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1821
   Posted 11/14/2008 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you. I'm really glad I asked.
Pamela Neckpain
I will have to go to a gastroentrologist. My Pain doctor doesn't know much.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.

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