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#1
Errrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmm :red face
I have a really really bad problem with constipation :(
I've been on codeine painkillers for nearly three years due to hip issues after child birth, only take two at night but it's had a really bad effect on my regularity. Twice a week I use laxatives just to be able to have a bowel movement and a glycerol suppository if the laxatives haven't helped :(
Just wondered if anyone else had experience with this or if anyone knows of anything I can try (other than prunes!!!) that might help. Sorry but I had to ask :(
 
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Maireadikins

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#2
the nurse told me melon? or ask your doctor for a perscription for lactoluse, its really good. i suffered really badly after an operation so i no what your going through it can be so uncomfortable and painful :(
 

pudnpie

Silver Member
#3
I have taken them post surgery and they have bunged me up too. Is there anything else you can take (though you have probably looked into this)?

I had a couple of very ripe sharon fruits a few weeks ago and practically had to sprint home from the station. I am also laying off my afternoon bananas for the same reason.

I find the diet yogurts and cereal bars make me go too but they also give me terrible wind.
 
#5
CrookedSmile has a very good point. When I use to do the Couch25k training, I'd have to sprint the last couple of roads for this reason! A good run/jog (if you can manage it with your hip?) can really sort you out!
 

skessa

Full Member
#7
Lactulose is brilliant. I also had some problems following childbirth and that is what I was given. You don't need a prescription, you can ask for it behind the counter at a chemist.
 
#8
I read today about a woman taking pineapple to relieve constipation. Otherwise plenty of fruit and veg. Bilked out with water! I know youve probably done all of that. But thought id still say it. The pineapple was in a mag I read today. It also had a med in it that helped combat constipation. Dunno if it's the long day or just forgetfulness but can't remember the name. Will check tomorrow and post it. Best of luck.
 
#9
Damn it was retrain! Maybe you could ask your gp. It retrains your bowel to useproper motions to move stool along and also to aid water absorption. Hope this helps
 


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