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    Default Constipation issues?

    I know this is a subject that not many people like to talk about, but I was just wondering if anyone else has issues with constipation?

    I never have before, but recently it's been really bad. To the point where I have serious discomfort and my belly seems swollen.

    i've tried eating different foods and i've tried laxatives but even they don't work sometimes!

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    Hi Ashley,

    This could be a side effect from your meds. When I take any meds, like painpills or even coughsyrup with codein, I get very constipated. They say to drink alot of water, eat lots of fiber, but nothing helps, except for stopping those meds and a couple of days later, I am fine.
    You may want to check on yuor meds and see if any of them have constipation listed as a side effect.

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    if it is just a medication thing......
    coloxyl with senna may help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve.b View Post
    if it is just a medication thing......
    coloxyl with senna may help.
    That product actually works quite well, but don't take any more than directed...

    ...or you could end up having Close Encounters of the Turd Kind.

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    another of those marvelous rob moments.....
    thank you
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    Lol Rob sure lightens awkward conversations. I have trouble too and always had since I was little. I start to try different methods after like 3 days of well no number 2. I have discovered for me that pickle juice really clears me up and ice cream with frozen bananas. I know it's weird but it works for me and I haven't found a med to help that I like but i'm going to try that coloxyl with senna that Steve suggested.

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    hi i have MAJOR issues with dealing with constipation...half my meds constantly make me close up...have you tried miralax? sometimes it helps me and other times it doesnt

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    Quote Originally Posted by cma View Post
    hi i have MAJOR issues with dealing with constipation...half my meds constantly make me close up...have you tried miralax? sometimes it helps me and other times it doesnt
    i have tried Miralax and it did nothing for me! luckily, i'm going to my rheumy on Wednesday so i'll be sure to ask about this!!
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    yea it doesnt do much for me either..i take the magnesium citrate

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    hi i have constipation and my primary doctor put me on miralax my insurance covers it so i dont have pay the over counter price take it once a day and it will help i drink coffee and i mix it and it dissolves and it is tastless

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