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Severe constipation!!

Lcagar63
Lcagar63

Last few weeks have been suffering severe constipation. It gets so bad my back is in agony . Sometimes so bad can barely walk need to take pain killers. Soon as I open my bowels pain in back disappears. Does anybody else have this problem .

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I take lactulose every night otherwise I feel terribly unwell but not with back pain.

Hope you get it sorted

Lcagar63
Lcagar63 in reply to butterflyEi

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Lcagar63 - there's not much worse is there? I'm sorry you are suffering. Have you told your GP? It would be a good idea. If pain causes you to need medication then you need your doctor to know.

I'm sure you already know that pain killers add to the problem of constipation? And that drinking more, slowly over the day, enables more water to stay in the colon and ease constipation? And that coffee and tea add to the problem by increasing urine output? And that in warmer weather, even if you don't feel or notice overheated, you will lose water through sweating?

I'm sure you know all these things anyway, but in any case I'd deffo be asking the doctor. She can give you something safe to relieve it and check that there's no other cause. THIS is so important - PBC can predispose to problems in the bowel and you'd best be safe about this. Best wishes

Lcagar63
Lcagar63 in reply to Hidden

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Hi Lcagar63; I agree with 4thPlinth-- might be an idea to keep a food/fluid diary as well. Sometimes we think our diet has more fiber & fluid than in reality . I also have issues with constipation-- have to make conscious effort to stay hydrated & I also try to eat 10 prunes daily ( they help with osteopenia/osteoporosis) , so double duty! Good luck!

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Lcagar63 in reply to Belliver

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Sorry to read your suffering so badly, and hope it's not the pain killers that are making you so bad!

I agree with Believer, prunes are a good thing to try out, but lots of water is must too! If nothing is working then I suggest you put a call into your GP tomorrow!

Good luck and hope movement on a regular basis happens soon !

Trish

Lcagar63
Lcagar63 in reply to Hidden

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Hope your a little better today? I can relate as I suffered severely as a child and the district nurses was brought in every time ! For some reason my problem was sorted after the birth of my son which wont help you !

I'm thinking about you as it's not a nice situation to be in!

Remember call your doc if no better !

Trish x

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Lcagar63 in reply to Hidden

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I agree, plenty of water and lactulose, my Dr prescribed me lactulose and worked so well!!! Take care Lynne

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Lcagar63 in reply to Hidden

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You are very welcome. Take care Lynne

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