Dealing with Constipation

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GavsMom
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   Posted 3/25/2007 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I think the Aciphex (40 mg a day) that I'm on is making me constipated. Does anyone know of anything to do or what ovc meds help best? THanks guys!

friendlygal
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   Posted 3/25/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I"m not sure but I got so severely constipated that I didn't go bowel for a month! then i had a colonoscopy and they found out i have a severely twisted colon.

i take prevacid twice a day. i am wondering if it caused my major constipation!!

debaser
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   Posted 3/25/2007 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on Prevacid and I believe it tends to do the opposite, Friendly. Constipation is listed as a side effect but was very, very rare in clinical trials (<1%).

I haven't spent much time around the GERD forum lately, but I remember your case quite well. What are they going to do to treat you?

GavsMom
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   Posted 3/26/2007 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Indersonu,

Thanks for the ideas. My husband ended up getting me some stool softners and they seem to be working but i would much rather be doing it a more natural way, such as the fruits and veggies. I'm also going to try cutting my meds down to one 20mg aciphex instead of 40mg. My doc was suprised that Doc at the clinic had told me to take so much but to go ahead and stay for a little while longer. Well, it's been two weeks and I'm really thinking it's the high dosage that's doing it. I had read an article that someone had posted on here a while back about Prilosec and high dosage of it causing constipation. I'll let everyone know how it goes! Thanks!

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