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Have chronic constipation will go 7-9 days or until I take laxative, but I do take opiates daily, how could u tell withmeds, if IBS , momhad spatstic co?

Have chronic constipation will go 7-9 days or until I take laxative, but I do take opiates daily, how could u tell withmeds, if IBS , momhad spatstic co?

Not IBS: The problem is due to the pain medication. You need to increase your water intake and take a stool softener daily. 64 oz of water may not be enough for you. Usually a good stool softener like senekot-s is a good start or colace taken regularly. Exercise such as walking is good. Also increase your intake of fiber by eating oatmeal. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for cronic constipation other than laxatives?

Fluids: Drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated non alcoholic fluid daily will correct most chronic constipation issues in 2-3 weeks, but you have to continue the regimen from that point on. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Increase hydration
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Increase fiber intake
Daily
Avoid constipating foods
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Try to establish routine for timing of bowel movements
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What is the best way to deal with faecal impaction? In terms of chronic to severe type of constipation. Except laxatives.

What is the best way to deal with faecal impaction? In terms of chronic to severe type of constipation. Except laxatives.

It's complicated!: Impaction has many causes; functional, anatomic, medication or diet-induced, so get checked first. Your doc may recommend fiber, gentle laxatives, even enemas after ruling out more severe problems but a thorough exam is necessary first! ...Read more

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Which laxative is best for constipation in the elderly?

Which laxative is best for constipation in the elderly?

Constipation: Best initial therapy is fiber, (metamucil, konsyl, citrucel, benefiber), drinking more water (at least 1 liter per day) and exercise. If this does not work, see a physician. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Ensure an adequate intake of fluids daily
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Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day
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Increase fiber intake with whole grains, beans, and legumes
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What is the best laxative while taking norco to help with constipation?

What is the best laxative while taking norco to help with constipation?

COLACE: I recommend to my patients colace (docusate) one every 12 hours. It's a stool softener that helps draw water into your colon to flush things along. If that doesn't help, then two every twelve hours. If that doesn't help, then MiraLAX - one capful daily. Make sure you drink plenty of water to flush things along. ...Read more

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Treating Constipation (Checklist)

Find cause
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Eat fruits and vegetables, more fiber
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avoid laxatives
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Constipation on sertraline (4yrs) what is best laxative to take to elevate please?

Miralax: However, a thorough GI work up is indicated to rule out other causes of constipation, including other medications and over the counter preparations, especially antihistamines which can be very constipating and are present in many over the counter sleeping aids. In my experience i can't recall any patients with chronic constipation from sertraline. Irritable bowel, constipating type comes to mind. ...Read more

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