I haven't been for a number 2 for 5 days now and I'm on a laxative called lactulose and having alot of water anyone have any ideas what I should do
Severe constipation: I haven't been for a... - Healthy Eating
Hi Emily123456789, Jerry’s already given you the link for 111, you might also have a local walk-in GP clinic, we have one open nearby 8am - 8pm 7 days a week. You do need to see a Dr as you are already taking laxatives to no effect.
From a general point of view people often find gradually increasing fibre, getting enough fat, fluids and exercise can help keep things “regular “ also prunes due to their natural levels of sorbitol, but that’s for when you have sorted out your immediate problem. (I do wish nhs choices would make it clear this isn’t a forum for medical advice when they link to it from their constipation page as it’s misdirecting people who need medical assessment)
Good luck and hope you are soon feeling more comfortable 🍀
When did you start the lactulose? It is a very mild laxative and can take a few days to work depending on the level of your constipation. Keep up with the water intake as it is essential to make sure you get the desired effect. Obviously if symptoms don’t improve as others have said seek advice, pharmacists are very knowledgeable and can direct you to the necessary pathway x