I'm in the middle of a really horrible joint disease flare that is making me feel completely miserable, and I am trying to manage it with Panadol and Endone, which are the only pain meds I've been prescribed.
I have a colonoscopy in about
ten days, and am worried about
how to manage pain while doing the bowel prep. Endone & Panadol both slow the bowels, and I don't want to have all the prep liquid stuck inside me, just because my pain has been bad and I've had to take a lot of pain meds before starting the prep.
Does anyone know of STRONG pain meds that won't lead to slowing of the bowels and ?constipation? The meds do need to be reasonably strong - even the Endone isn't even enough atm and I'm going to be admitted to hospital shortly for help with pain management (and other things).
I have a gp appt in a few days and am hoping, with your advice, to be able to ask him for a specific med, just so I feel safe about
managing my pain before the c'scopy.
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