Pain Concern
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stomache ,

i have deviculitis and last xmas my doctor prescribed co codamal which triggered of a bad flare up,since then i have been left with this horrible bloated feeling,i have lost my appitite and when i eat i am eating half what i used to ,all i get from the doctor is you must be constapated or not eating health foods which untrue can any one help,its getting me down.

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I have only just read this. I joined earlier this year.

Cocodamol causes constipation and can stop your bowel movements. I cannot believe a doctor would presribe cocodamol for Diverticulitis.

Anyone taking cocodamol for any pain should always take Lactulose medicine and (if necessary) Fybogel sachets every evening.

The most important thing is to drink lots of water, preferably. People who don't like water should drink lots of dilute drinks ie: decaf tea, squash, decaf coffee. Also eat fresh fruit, cooked root veg etc.

With all your symptoms I would be wondering if you have Hypothyroidism / Underactive Thyroid gland?

I have Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis which is the cause of Hypothyroidism in most cases.

Have you thought of looking up the list of Underactive Thyroid symptoms on Thyroid UK?

Ask GP to test Thyroid Antibodies and slow nutrient levels of

Vitamin D


Folate and




I'm on cocod 30/500 for my fibro. I also take 60ml per day of lactulose to counteract the constipation caused by the cocodomol.

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I also take 2 sachets per day of fybogel mebeverine for my IBS which helps with the constipation as well. (I also take a fibre supplement fiber tummies which is non prescribed) all of this keeps me semi regular

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*gummies lol 😉


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