Pain - Personally I dont think that the 10/325 is that strong of a dosage. My understanding is that yes it's higher than the normal dosage, but I believe it goes all the way up to 20/something dosages. For the average person, yes it might cause constipation. All pain medications I believe that that as a side effect. For me though, I have colitis, and if this is me constipated... lets just say I'd hate to see me not (I know TMI)
One thing I can tell you, at least it is a problem for me, my medications seem to take FOREVER to start working if I do not eat after taking them. If I take them on an empty stomach, it could be 2 hours (yes seriously) before they start working, but the moment I eat something with them they hit my head, hard. I got to where I had to eat before and after I took the medication (something small on either side) to keep it from making me all fuzzy brained. :)
I hope this works for you. And again, I know it's not much, but we do appreciate the sacrifice you make for us.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)