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A 23-year-old female asked:

Extremely constipated. tried laxatives, taking metamucil (fiber capsules) every day, tried an enema. have got only a little relief. please help!

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Go see your doctor: Because you live in australia, i don't know what's available over there with(out) a prescription so best to go see your doctor (who can also check for hypothyroidism). Avoid older antihistamines which can lead to constipation & urinary retention. Lots of different laxatives. Consider polyethylene glycol (available here in states w/o prescription), magnesium citrate, lactulose, senna, etc.

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