I also have to commend you for being so proactive in helping this young woman get the right care. Good on you!!!
Over the counter meds don't work for me either. Some of them can have serious adverse reactions to our medications. Do you know what meds she's taking?
I would recommend the good old fashioned prune juice! Also, coffee (caffeinated or decaf) can be an excellent laxative - my personal fave:), lots of fluids, water, tea, whatever! I tried Lactalose which can be picked up at any drug store. It's not to be taken by anyone with diabetes, due to the high sugar content. But it works great as a stool softener. My last bout of constipation was relieved greatly by this stuff. Even simple glycerin suppositories can be enough to get things moving.
But make sure you know what meds she's on. Over the counter laxatives can be very harmful to us. Going the natural approach might be her best bet.
All my best to you both!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
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