I’m 12w5d and for a bit longer than that I have also suffered with a disc prolapse and sciatica pain. At Christmas a chest infection with lots of coughing and a fever made the prolapse worse. As a result I can’t sit or lay without pain and haven’t been able to sleep. At wits end I saw lots of doctors who concluded a pain therapy regime of: 20mg Amytriptiline in evenings and 1g paracetamol + 16mg codeine 4 times a day. The pain is now manageable to the point that I can do the mobilisation exercises (Hydrotherapy) and can get 2-3h of sleep at night, a bit of walking a d stretching and then back to another 2-3h.
BUT both Amytriptiline and Codein tend to make you constipated- which is basically my new big issue 😓
I’m taking Lactulose (45ml day) stool softener and Physilium Husk capsules for fibre. Plus I am drinking loads and I am walking all day (as it’s least painful) - but nothing much moves!! 💩
When a little bit has come out, it was soft - but it is as if the whole colon movement/ muscles have been switched off. I’ve tried abdominal massage am starting on the prunes and prune juice. Failing this I am considering an overnight Dulcolax - although they are not recommended in pregnancy 😳
Has anyone else take them in pregnancy? I am on the cusp of 1st/2nd trimester...
Before I got pregnant I would occasional take dulcolax and it worked fine for me - I never had agonising cramps. Just one big bowl movement in the morning- and relief 😊 I so long for that 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼
Please send me any tips you have