i have been having alot of constipation, and im sure my pain meds dont help, but i go only once every couple weeks if i use a laxitive.i have alot of bloody mucus also. my lower back hurts alot now.i feel like i gotta poo but like the other poster said, nothing comes out except maybe a ball or two and the mucus. any suggestions?
Have you tried using a stool softener and increasing your fluids? Pain meds such as percocet etc and even muscle relaxers can cause constipation.
There are a number of things you can do. Instead of straining, use a fleet enema. This will help loosen things up and once the hardening is loosened the rest will come out easier. It will feel pretty bad but once its out then you'll have immediate relief hopefully. Some simple yoga moves such as bending in place a few minutes at a time can help push things along. Massaging the stomach while laying flat too can also get some relief.
There are also more mild options, trying a simple glycerin suppository or even a typical type of dulcolax which contains bisacodyl, or even miralax (a kind of powder that has no flavor and you add to your drink before bed). However, if all options fail an enema or drinking a 8 oz bottle of magnesium citrate is usually what the hospital will use in treating such a severe case of constipation. And these are available at any pharmacy and may spare you the embarrassment of having to endure in front of others. Hope this helps you. I am also dealing with the same problem, though mine is due to major intestinal surgery that I must live with permanently. I hope you feel better!
Hi Tiffanie30, have you researched into any of this?
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tammielynn: It's been a month since you posted this. How are you? Have you gotten any better? My recommendation would be to increase your "P" fruits - prunes, pineapple, pears, peaches, etc. P= poop. Also try taking some magnesium supplements. Your body knows when you've got enough magnesium because you'll get the runs. Magnesium is also found in dark chocolate, nuts, fish and green leafy vegetables. Also try eating more beets and beans. Try to stay away from the BRAT diet foods - bananas, rice, apples and toast. Use that remedy if you get the runs.
You do need to drink alot of water and increase your fiber.
If you're a big caffeine drinker, caffeine depletes the magnesium in you.
There's also something that you can buy at a healthfood store. It's called CALM. It's a magnesium drink that you drink like a tea.
Don't let this go on a long time. You're building up bad bacteria in your bowels and you don't want to end up with IBS or ulcers or have major problems there. Get it taken care of if you haven't already.