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Old 10-01-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
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Constipation not going away

Last week, for about 48-72 hours i had sme serious stomach pain from constipation, which eventually went after taking laxatives containing natural senna (forgot the brand name). After that, i was still not going to the toilet very often and then eventually the pains came back mildly on friday. On the saturday I took some of the laxatives again, the pain was pretty bad on the saturday and started to subside on the sunday but the stools were still classed as constipated and I could feel like I had not fully emptied by bowels. Today, now monday, I felt no pain at all but have not even managed to pass stools at all today. I took some more laxatives on the sunday and I recently took a final dose today. I also started to add more fibre to my diet on the saturday evening and I am continuing with this.

Does anybody have any idea why the laxatives are taking little or no effect on the type of stools I am passing? I doubt it is an internal obstruction due to the fact broken down 'nut like' stools are still passing, yet are very hard to pass. Please offer any appropriate suggestions, I am likely to see a GP soon.

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Old 10-01-2007, 06:45 PM   #2
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Re: Constipation not going away

Have you tried taking an osmotic laxative? They draw water into the bowel to soften the stool. Also, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Right now I'm taking magnesium oxide, around 750 mg a day & that helps me. Get a doc's opinion before starting if you have other health problems. Also, eating dried fruit such as prunes & apricots are great!

Old 10-01-2007, 07:55 PM   #3
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Re: Constipation not going away

get some miralax and it should help you get all the hard stools out ,stay on it
for a while till your bowels become normal.its not habit forming all it is
is an osmotic laxative that puts water into your bowels,get off senna its
a stimulant laxative and is habit forming,do a fleet enima just to start it going
you need to not get impacted and start right away.

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