Post # 17
Oh, I feel so bad for you! I hope you get some relief soon, and definitely if the prescription laxative doesn’t work, get in touch with your doctor pronto. Aside from your dress not fitting, I am really worried for your health. Having that poo in there for so long is no good for the body. Please don’t be afraid to try an enema if the doc suggests it. It’s not pleasant, but I bet the relief you would get from it would make it worthwhile.
Good luck, feel better soon!!
Post # 18
Have you tried eating more fibrous vegetables and cut out meat?
Hope you get a fast resolution to your problem!
Post # 19
@Alli259: Pico silex will DEFINITELY make you go. I had to take that too getting ready for a colonoscopy. Ughhhh. I also took this bottle of clear fizzy drink that I got at the pharmacy, I think it was citrate of magnesium. Those two in combination… Oh man. You’ll become BFF with your bathroom, bring a good few books and lots of time on your hands!!!
Good luck sweetie! Lots of water and try to take a few deep breaths.
Post # 20
@beekiss2: Curious, why not? It’s sold over the counter at the store for self-application. Again, I wish I hadn’t gone through the experience to give advice here…I can’t believe I’m advocating it cause it’s VERY unpleasant, but it’s safe, and it works. Right away. It was my surgery doctor who told me at my one week checkup “to go the pharmacy downstairs and buy an enema if nothing else is working”. Upto that point laxatives, stool softeners and the suppository the nurse did at the hospital had failed. (OK I’ll stop now…I can’t believe I’m talking about this on the internet).
Post # 21
have you thought about getting a colon cleanse? my friend did this… its an in office procedure and they just “clean you out” i guess its safer than giving yourself enemas but i dont really know… something to look into though. its a quick fix for sure 🙂
Post # 22
This happened to me once after surgery. Only for 5 days though. I had my mom give me an enema and I drank LOTS of warm prune juice. Have you tried that?
Post # 23
@meliss: If she’s been constipated for 11 days, I wouldn’t suggest it. I think she should see another doctor. Enemas can cause perforation of the bowel if done incorrectly. Since she’s already anxious about this, I think it wouldn’t be good for her to do it herself.
Hopefully, I’m not being argumentative, I’m just concerned b/c 11 days is a really long time.
Post # 24
@beekiss2: No, not argumentative at all. I was just curious, thank you for answering. Makes sense. Another horrible tidbit of info from my experience that I would really, really like to forget about : My mom helped me with mine, and I’m in my 30’s
Post # 25
@meliss: You have a very kind mother; although I can’t say I wouldn’t help my kid if they needed it.
@OP: Try drinking more water than usual, I know that’s lame advice but water WILL help.
Post # 26
Oh no! That’s terrible. I really hope you’ve gotten some “results” in the past 8 hours. I don’t have any advice to add, but, here’s hoping you’re feeling better today!
Post # 27
This definitely screams enema. I’m surprised the doctor didn’t suggest doing one.
Post # 28
Here are a few suggestions I have heard:
- Hot Tea
- Dark Chocolate
- Crossing your legs while on the toilet
- Cut out all things white (breads, sugars, etc)
I hope something helps!
Post # 29
Try it, i guarantee your constipation will be a problem of the past. To be frank, it’ll probably be a highly uncomfortable several hours (you have to drink around 4 litres of TERRIBLE TERRIBLE tasting liquid) but…it will…be…so…worth…it.
It’s generall for those under going colonscopy. However in my case I was suffering from chronic constipation brought upon by stress (2 WEEKS!!!!!) and my doctor perscribed this and…let’s say its all been smooth sailing since:)
Post # 30
1). Drink a lot of water
2). Take a few laxatives. Even if you need to leave immediately to rush to the bathroom at your bridal shower, at least you will get it out.
3). Try getting a colonic. Seriously. It will get everything out of your intestines.
Post # 31
@akeimi, how are you doing? I hope you are feeling better.