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Senokot For Constipation
Not everyday: Fine for intermittent as needed use, but chronic daily use should be avoided. ...Read more
Is it safe to take just 1 senokot (senna) each week for constipation? Or would I get too dependant?
Hudration: That is ok. Please also stay hydrated. ...Read more
Depends: It only helps if you take the sign that you feel full and eat less calories. If you take three large milkshakes each day because you are stressed you will still gain weight. Like all diet aids it is only an "aid" you need to make an effort to eat less and walk, exercise more. In this way it can help by making you feel full so that you will hopefully be able to eat less, more healthy food. ...Read more
Constipation: Constipation becomes more of an issue as we grow older. If a high fiber diet, plenty of water and avoidance of too much dairy (they harder the stool) doesn't keep tou regular, then it's much better to take a daily laxative than to strain or not go for days. More importantly, if you haven't had a recent colonoscopies exam, you should have one to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Had diarrhea a week ago I had constipation so I took senokot (senna) now I have diarrhea again but didn't start with sulphur burps this time, is it the pills?
Constipation still a week after hysteroscopy and nova ablation what shold I to have take senna tablets for three days but still no movement?
Pain med side effect: You are probably on pain medicines and the bowel peristalsis is slower. If senna is not helping, there are other medications that have been good for this short of enema, although enema would help if obstipated. Ask your doctor for other meds like dulcolax, polyethylene glycol, lactulose. Only your md can make the best decision after evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Although have a high fibre diet with rice, still get constipation which lasts for 5-7 days at a time regularly although I do admit eat chicken and pork twice a day. Senokot works next day but don't want to keep taking it as want natural, Ideas please?
Constipation.: I would start by changing the type of fiber that you are getting in your diet. Rice in general is not usually a high-fiber food. Better would be some type of cereal grain. There are many different high-fiber cereals available. You could even consider adding psyllium fiber to your diet as a supplement. Drink plenty of liquid. If this does not help, see your doctor. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use on a one year d for constipation? Senna isn't working!
Yes: You can with caution. Have you tried a glycerine suppository? ...Read more
For several years I have been experiencing severe constipation and I have tried miralax, docusate, magnesium citrate, senna, sup for several years I have been experiencing severe constipation and I have tried miralax, docusate, magnesium citrate, senna, s
The best: The best meds for constipation are cheap: proper diet and proper fluid intake. Eat a high fiber diet and you don't need fiber supplements. Drink 80 - 100 ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeniated fluids every day. You must break bad habits if you want any relief. There is no magic pill that can replace a helathy lifestyle! senna cascara ios not good long term and causes melanosis coli which stains. ...Read more
I am 9 weeks pregnant. I took senna tea to releave my constipation. Is this bad for my pregnancy?
My doctor prescribed me cvs senna laxitives for constipation is it okay to take it after eating dinner?
Can I take 3 ballerina tea (contains senna) while breastfeeding 4 days after childbirth? To ease constipation.
Constipation: Constipation is a common problem after childbirth. The american academy of pediatrics states that senna is one of the GI agents compatible with breastfeeding, along with cimetidine, atropine, cascara, cisapride, loperamide, and Magnesium Sulfate http://tinyurl. Com/kqodhtr some sources show that maternal use of senna can result in loose stools in babies; some don't. http://tinyurl. Com/llvbgss. ...Read more
My girlfriend has extreme constipation, can't poop with laxatives (senna) can go thru a week w/o pooping. She was 160lbs then now she's 120lbs?
Not normal: The weight loss is extreme- would need to know her height to determine expected "normal" weight. In addition, was she trying to loose weight? Are their other symptoms such as vomiting? A couple of conditions that could explain both problems include low thyroid hormone levela and celiac disease. ...Read more
1.5 yr old chronic painful constipation since 9 months. Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senna, dr. Prescribed diet, & all the other usual "tricks"haven't worked. Now what?
What is the best constipation fix for someone to try if Senna, magnesium oxide, and a high fluid and high fiber diet aren't working?
I have severe constipation. I only have 250 mg colace. I'm scared to take it bc I cramp from senna tea (effective) and I just had surgery (ectopic o?
Exercise/fiber: First you need to check your diet to make sure that you have enough fiber (vegetable, whole grain, fruits) in your diet. Regular exercise will also help your bowel to move. If these measures fail, probiotic may be beneficial. If none of these measures help, consult a gastroenterologist for an assessment. ...Read more
Can you have a bowel obstruction, without obvious symptoms. Medication caused constipation, I have taken senna for two days, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) x2 no bm?
Can you get doxylamine in prescription form from a dr. That will not contain calcium? How does milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or senna pills help constipation?
Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in toddlers considered a Motility issue?
Stool retention: This is more an accident than a motility issue. When/if the kid decides one day not to poop, and the next day has a hard painful stool, they may try to stop having them. Over time stool retention causes physical changes in the large bowel causing poor emptying. Parents try short treatments that fail & the problem continues. This often requires a developmental ped or pedi GI working for a year. ...Read more