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Does Oxycodone Cause Constipation
I'm constipated and have a pinched nerve or strain in hip flexor. The bowel movement makes it hurt. More oxycodone just more constipation. What to do?
Non-drug Tx: Right! You're wise to recognize that pain meds increase constipation. Avoid them if possible. Try dietary changes, increased core body activity/exercise after getting doctor's approval and drinking lots of water throughout the day. Accupuncture is often very helpful and yoga may be too. Just clear it w/ Drs. Best! ...Read more
I am on oxycodone and I am constipated to the point of being bloated and now burping up rotten eggs and feel like throwing up, how can I stop this ?
Call MD: Dr. Schwartz is 100% correct: immediately contact the prescribing doctor. Constipation is a hallmark side-effect of opiate medication. Until you can contact your md (immediately), try talking a stool softener at the recommended dose which may help, but first make that phone call. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Generally opiates relieve pain and anxiety , hence likely to lower blood pressure. If, however, a patient is going in and out of withdrawal from short acting opiates or is experiencing possible side effects such as sleep apnea or endocrine problems then it is quite possible even likely to see elevations of blood pressure. Your prescriber should help you with these concerns. ...Read more
Use dependent: All opioids can cause euphoria or altered mental status. This is usually more a result of how rapid the medication is absorbed into your system. If you are taking pain medications and experience a euphoria, you should discuss this with your doc. This could lead to abuse and addiction and a medication change would be recommended. If you are not willing to change then you already have a problem. ...Read more
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