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I've slept 4-5 hours past 2 nights cause im going on vacation tmro so really excited. Can lack of sleep cause constipation? Don't want that on vacation

I've slept 4-5 hours past 2 nights cause im going on vacation tmro so really excited. Can lack of sleep cause constipation? Don't want that on vacation

Anxiety, IBS: Thank you for informing about Anxiety and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Anxiety seems to be causing IBS and having sleep for 4-5 hours.
Constipation may be due to
•Lack of Fiber in Diet
•Lack of relaxation
•Finishing last minute chores or unfinished tasks
•Tension of preparing for vacation
•Arguments with your partner
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation
Keep Excitement of Vacation going! ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot sleep because of constipation pains?

What to do if I cannot sleep because of constipation pains?

Have you increased: Water intake? Increased dietary fiber? Used a laxative? Used an enema? If you have severe obstipation with hardened fecal impaction you may need to seek medical attention. Some times disimpaction is needed. If abdominal pain becomes severe - seek immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Says he is feeling a little better but now is constipated so bad he can't sleep or lay down or barely move. What should he do about constipation?

Says he is feeling a little better but now is constipated so bad he can't sleep or lay down or barely move. What should he do about constipation?

Lots of water: Constipation can be helped with increased water intake and high fiber foods. However, if his symptoms are that bad, he may need to see a doctor to rule out a bowel obstruction and to help get his bowels moving. ...Read more

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If I take sleeping pills just one night so I can get up early for a trip, will it give side effects such as constipation? That's my main worry

If I take sleeping pills just one night so I can get up early for a trip, will it give side effects such as constipation? That's my main worry

Probably not.: As long as you follow the directions on the bottle, most of the common sleeping pills do not usually cause constipation. I would not go outside the recommended dosage ranges, and I would not use them more than a day or two in a row. Good luck. ...Read more

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Every now n then I hv problem of constipation. Also happen if I sleep late or wake up early sometimes. Is zantac (ranitidine) effective for that? Y is it with me?

Every now n then I hv problem of constipation. Also happen if I sleep late or wake up early sometimes. Is zantac (ranitidine) effective for that? Y is it with me?

Hydrate well: zantac (ranitidine) is a medication help reduce the amount of acid in case of reflux or ulcer, it has no effect on constipation.eat the right amount of fruits and vegetables and hydrate yourself well by drinking water and juices, eat more fibers and try to exercise. That will help you to regulate your bowels, you might have to take stool softener to help.hydration is the key. Your sleep pattern has no effect. ...Read more

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I have chronic gastritis, constipation, palpitation and unrefreshing sleep. Any solutions?

I have chronic gastritis, constipation, palpitation and unrefreshing sleep. Any solutions?

Magnesium for stress: Your body is obviously under a lot of stress (emotional and/or physical). I strongly recommend supplementing with magnesium (particularly effective is peter gillham's natural vitality calm), which helps specifically with musculoskeletal tension, constipation, cardiac arrhythmias & palpitations, insomnia, and anxiety. Consider digestive enzymes and probiotics to aid digestion & melatonin for sleep. ...Read more

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Have chronic gastritis, constipation, palpitation and unrefreshing sleep. What could be the solution?

Have chronic gastritis, constipation, palpitation and unrefreshing sleep. What could be the solution?

Stress, reflux: These symptoms could be due to stress, anxiety, and possibly reflux. Without a full physical, you also need to consider a cardiac issue and a GI issue. Consider and evaluation by a cardiologist, gastoenterologist and your family physician. ...Read more

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I'm preganant and I'm having problems pooping it's so bad I can't sleep at night, What is the best magnesium to get for constipation?

Constipation: Magnesium Glycinate, which also helps with insomnia. You can start with 200 mg twice daily and titrate up. You know you are getting too much when your stools get too soft. Constipation is COMMON in pregnancy. Lots of fluids, fiber and you can certainly take an OTC stool softener like Colace (docusate sodium). ...Read more

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I am taking indoblok for anxiety and migrains and trepiline as a sleeping inducer, could this be a possible cause of my chronic constipation?

I am taking indoblok for anxiety and migrains and trepiline as a sleeping inducer, could this be a possible cause of my chronic constipation?

Water and Fiber: Regardless of whether they cause these symptoms, one has to drink 1 Litre of water for every 30kg of body weight per 24 hours. Improved fibre intake also helps with constipation.

If is doesn't help see your doctor ...Read more

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I have chronic constipation. After straining, I now feel bruised inside my anal canal. It hurts to sit, but it isn't relieved with laying down either. It just feels to be getting worse as the day goes through. I can't even get sleep because of the thr

I have chronic constipation. After straining, I now feel bruised inside my anal canal. It hurts to sit, but it isn't relieved with laying down either. It just feels to be getting worse as the day goes through. I can't even get sleep because of the thr

Anal fissure?: Sometimes constipation can cause a tear in the lining of the anal canal, called an anal fissure. If treating the constipation with stool softeners doesn't cause it to resolve within 30 days, an outpatient operation is frequently necessary. ...Read more

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Spinedolothesis s5 L1 severlower backpain sleeping no pain, standing only 1 minute sever left lower backpain also when passing stool constipation?

Spinedolothesis s5 L1 severlower backpain sleeping no pain, standing only 1 minute sever left lower backpain also when passing stool constipation?

See your doc: I would strongly recommend seeing a physician. A thorough assessment including possible risk for neurologic deficit should be done immediately. Consultation with a spine surgeon is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea over time cause my symptoms of low t level low sperm count, hyperhydrosis, sleepiness, constipation, anxiety, depression.?

Can sleep apnea over time cause my symptoms of low t level low sperm count, hyperhydrosis, sleepiness, constipation, anxiety, depression.?

Many: Sleep apnea can cause many of the symptoms you described although it's unlikely to cause all of them. If you have sleep apnea, treat it to see which symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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Git pain. Chronic constipation. Strong heart beats and irregular. Hypotension. Asthema at nights sleeping time. Tongue upper and lower limb edema?

Git pain. Chronic constipation. Strong heart beats and irregular. Hypotension. Asthema at nights sleeping time. Tongue upper and lower limb edema?

See your doctor.: That is an unusual combination of symptoms, which would not be able to be diagnosed by a short description from a text message. If you continue to have problems, I would see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Depression, sever hair loss in 2 months, tired, week, constipation, red eyes, sleep paralysis, numbing sensation throughout bod what's wrong with me?

Depression, sever hair loss in 2 months, tired, week, constipation, red eyes, sleep paralysis, numbing sensation throughout bod what's wrong with me?

Need evaluation: With these symptoms, you need a good evaluation with your primary care physician. You could have hypothyroidism or other medical causes. The sleep issues may or may not be part of this, and may warrant further investigation also. ...Read more

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Been taking simply sleep (1 tablet) for 6 yrs. Am constipated but have tried traditional cures. Have now stopped pills. How long should it rectify?

Been taking simply sleep (1 tablet) for 6 yrs. Am constipated but have tried traditional cures. Have now stopped pills. How long should it rectify?

Need attention: The pill you were taking is an antihistamine which some people use it since it makes them feel drowsy. It will be out of your system after few days.
To address the cause of your insomnia, you need full evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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My nine yr old seems constipated as she's bn trying but unable to go for 3days now. Visibly very discomfort, no proper sleeping. Anything to help her.

My nine yr old seems constipated as she's bn trying but unable to go for 3days now. Visibly very discomfort, no proper sleeping. Anything to help her.

Water: Have her drink 2 glasses if water every few hours. Give give her 2 ripe bananas and avoid all milk products. If she has no improvement in next few hours., go to nearest ER ...Read more

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I get constipated if I don't get good sleep or enough sleep. I have the bulk but it won't come out if I don't get enough sleep. Why does this happen?

I get constipated if I don't get good sleep or enough sleep. I have the bulk but it won't come out if I don't get enough sleep. Why does this happen?

Gee your case is odd: Sounds as if your case is more complex that the constipation. Ibs is at the top of the list. A stress disorder is #2. You need to get an additional or second opinion. In the meanwhile I would advise wellness, vits minerals and trace elements. Exercise. You maybe lactose intolerance or gluten sensitive. In my practice I use acupuncture and lots of herds and spices and everything nices. ...Read more

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