hey marty... i was on opiates (endone=oxycontins) for pain last year and i was on them for 8 months straight.
i had to take stool softeners for the constipation.
not laxatives as those cause cramping. just the stool softeners and i think they were kaiser permanentes generic over the counter brand.
they worked very well. softened everything up and i went regularly.
also the consipation made it so i didnt have diarrhea all the time. just soft poos.
i am on the same opiates now for pain and the stool softeners are working fine.
i hate pain and i get it so bad that i cant move.
i would rather deal with constipation and stool softeners than the type of pain that i get without them.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day