Constipated..still!!!!!

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nervymeg
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   Posted 11/23/2006 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
eyes  This cannot be happening.....I take herbal laxatives with every meal and yet three days now and NOTHING...I look three months pregnant and cannot force any food down.  This is ridiculous????????? If I take anything stronger my cramping pain becomes unbearable..what to do? Does anyone know? I have a work x-mas party tonight and the "anorexic" taunts will come thick and fast if I can't eat....
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carell
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   Posted 11/24/2006 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Meg - I would suggest calling your MD. Especially if you are in this much pain and cannot eat.  You want to be sure you don't have an obstruction.  I use the old staples like bran cereal to stay regular and sometimes I still don't.  Then I eat too much of it and set off the other- the big D.  However, bran can be pretty dangerous to IBS'ers, so be careful.  But you need to try another path if the herbal remedy isn't working for you at least for now.  good luck to you.  

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/24/2006 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I doubt that there is anything you can do by tonight and I see that was yesterday. I would suggest you try a non herbal laxative like Dulcolax since obviously they other way is not helping. You may jsut have to put up with the cramping as that is probably what is needed to get the "stuff" moving.

Scrappyjrt
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   Posted 11/25/2006 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Prune juice and lots of water. I am in your spot right now,too.

Ulcerative colitis, Barrets Esophagus,Prolased Rectum{ouch} GERD Protonix 40 mg x 3,Lonox 2 tabs x3,Levsin 1 cap x3,plus various other RXs when a flare hits,also just diagnosed with FVL,a genetic blood disorder that makes my blood clot too much. 40mg injections of Lovenox every day.


nervymeg
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   Posted 11/26/2006 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I ended up taking a suppository on friday night...I had to take another one today (monday). I'm sure this can't be good, but I can't get in to see a doctor this week.  I'm drinking prune juice as i write!!! Thanks for the advice guys.

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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/27/2006 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Suppositorys won't hurt you. Sometimes that is all you need. My Dr. doesn't even mind if I take Dulcolax because he has already scoped me, has done CT scan and knows it is a functional problem so if I really get backed up I take one Dulcolax. 2 will blow me out the door. It still takes a day usually before anything happens and then it just very normal (what ever that is)

DiamondsGlow
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   Posted 11/30/2006 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried an enema? It is not as bad and icky as it sounds and everyone I know who has got constipated and used an enema has got totally cleaned out.
 
An enema is really the only thing that will help me and within an hour you will be totally cleaned out. You can get them for like 10 bucks at CVS or Rite Aids

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted Yesterday 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think enemas are recommended unless you know that nothing else bad is going on like a blockage. Let us know what the Dr. says. I think a suppository is safer.
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