Mr Ethelred

I suffer with constipation problems this seems to effect the proper release of urine --only in several spaced tries.My Dr has put me on 15mm ofalactose suspension taken with a large glass of water twice a day plus a Senakot tablet taken at night .This works spasmoditly will i have to take this medication long term .Today i had total constipation but managed to extraxt ouite a bit using my finger ,this caused quite a bit of blood in th pan .Any comments or advice would be much appreciated

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  • Only your doctor can say if you need to take it long term.

    Have you tried any foods that might help you along?

  • I have chronic constipation. I have been to private consultant and had the tests done. There are two new drugs that you can get on the NHS called Prucalopride and Linaclotide. The don't work like traditional laxatives, they work on the receptors in the stomach. They should give it to you if nothing else works. It is on the NICE guidelines and you should say this to your doctor. What I take as well is about 600 to 1000mg of magnesium citrate or oxide on an empty stomach before bed with lots of water. This works great, naturally and is effective. My colorectal consultant recommended it as well. Look up information on magnesium and constipation.

    Lactulose doesn't work for me as it makes me bloated. Senna gives you cramps. If you have serious constipation as I have, you should take one of the drugs above. The best being Linaclotide. Look it up.

    There are other magnesium products for the colon that are excellent although more expensive but worth it. They are in order of my preference, Oxypowder, Aerobic Mag07 and Colosan. You can get them on Amazon or a place called the Finchley clinic. They are very helpful and you can call for advice. Hope this helps.

  • I can only repeat what I have said a number of times before, you need to look at what you are eating. It seems that you are not getting enough moisture retaining fibre. Your condition is a cause for concern and it is obvious that your doctor doesn't appreciate the seriousness of it. Doctors always seem to treat the symptoms and not the cause. Have a look at: healthscams.org.uk/constipa... and the follow up article. There is also an article on diverticular disease on the same site which could well be the next stage if you don't do something about your present condition.

    The first thing you should avoid like the plague is sugar and sugar laden manufactured foods. Don't use sugar substitutes either. Avoid anything with white flour; white bread, cakes and biscuits. Hippocrates said, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food".

    Lastly, you couldn't do better than consult a homopathic doctor NOT a homeopath, who will spend time to find out the cause of your problem. Until you know the cause you won't know how to treat it. I wish you well. Tibbly

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