Hi all, so I've been suffering from constipation for around 3 months now and I've tried literally everything from Senna to Docusate to Laxido to Normacol and many different suppositories. The senna and Docusate had no effect, the Laxido i couldn't stomach, and the suppositories only worked for the first 2 days of taking them and then began to have no effect at all.
Recently my lower bowel had become extremely swollen as i hadn't been to the toilet for over a week and a half so i visited the doctor and she prescribed me Picolax (2 sachets to be dissolved in water, meant to clear bowels completely in 24 hours). Now this medication is usually prescribed to those who have to have a complete clear out of their bowels before an operation. The doctor warned me that i would need to be in close proximity of a toilet as it is very harsh treatment but so far after taking both sachets I've only been to the toilet 3 times, haven't had any bowel movements for hours now and still have a very swollen bowel that seems to still need emptying! I'm sure this isn't normal for a 17 year old? Any suggestions?