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... Hello there, are you referring to the mag citrate in the green bottle that you get in the laxative department? If so, how much do you use daily? Bullymom:wave: (29 replies)
... I am a 54 old man who has been on opiates now for 10 years due to a broken back. I also suffered from insane constipation. About a year ago, I found the answer. The body produces Magnesium Citrate. ... (29 replies)
... I am someone who has NEVER had a problem with constipation in my life....in fact, I tended to have irritable bowel syndrome with diahhrea....until I started taking the LA opiates. ... (29 replies)

... Lots of water will help you as well as fiber like salads and olive oil dressing, dried fruit like apricots and prunes will help. Not eating is also contributing to you not being able to go. Try and eat cereal that is high and fiber and oatmeal is also good. when your able, get to the store and get a stool softner. they are less harsh than a full on laxative which will make... (29 replies)
... and does anybody else get constipated from opiates? ... (12 replies)
... previous I had nasty constipation from hydro and took metamucil and that helped things come out better but before the topamax I never had the blood though, now I do, just like you described. ... (13 replies)
... miles an hour... Not a good situation for new medicine problems, especially the type from opiates like these. ... (7 replies)
... If your constipated from opiates, that will end as soon as you stop taking opiates. ... (12 replies)
... Being laid up in a hospital bed didn't help my back as the place where the bottom and top parts met hurt my tailbone. I had to keep switching positions and added extra pillows. I was glad to get home to my own bed, which is much more comfortable. The surgeon told me that I might have overdone it the other day when I was in the store. I stood in line forever and my back... (12 replies)
... Hi DJ, I'm sure straining would certainly cause increased discomfort after a BM. However using more opiates will just cause more constipation and more straining. Like others have said if you have back pain you should talk to your doc, not your surgeon. ... (12 replies)
... Hi Freddy, Of all the meds I have ever taken, Morphine caused the most gastric distress, whether it was gass, constipation or just stomach pain or nausea. Have you talked to your doc about this. It seems an easy test would be to switch to a synthetic short acting med. ... (9 replies)
... You can still have a blockage in your colon from the opiates. Especially at the doses that you are currently taking, constipation is one of the rather unpleasant side effects of treatment with them. Are you possibly going a little less than normal? ... (9 replies)
... ure opiate. They don't cause organ damage, side efects are things like Urinary retention, Constipation, flushing and sweating. Some people actually get headaches from opiates. Long term use can cause decrease in testosterone levels which can cause ED or inability to ejaculate. ... (10 replies)
... Depending on where your levels are, then you might want to see an ENDO for a complete consultation. It's important to note that everyone is different and from what I've seen and experienced, there seems to be different "break points"....Med levels that then cause the side effects we're discussing. ... (27 replies)
... s, you simply have to learn to work with it. Take an extra shirt to work or change more often, take a hand towel or hankie. It still takes me an hour to cool off from a cold shower and stp sweating. ... (19 replies)
... For those with itch from opiates, an option that exists, but is rarely used is Naltrexone. I have used it for over three years. There is a bit of research out there on this. ... (9 replies)
Constipation
Aug 13, 2007
... I think its a important topic. I know it may not be a popular one. Probably most of us here suffer from it. I've benefited from the posts on here. Miralax doesn't work for me, not sure why. ... (18 replies)
Constipation
Aug 13, 2007
... Don't know if my vote is worth much but I agree--The suject should be a "sticky"--Although I have read about the issue on at least 3 times on this board--In fact that is how I learned about the Miralax--Even knew about and had used the day prior to hip-replacement surgery so I would be empty--The Opiate IV morphine they use for most major post-ops---will still cause patients... (18 replies)
Constipation
Aug 10, 2007
... The key is to reall stay on top of it. If you stop taking meds that counter the effects of opiates stopping the normal contractions of your bowels, you can impact and nd up n roufgh shape. It's just a matter of hat works best for you. ... (18 replies)
Constipation
Aug 10, 2007
... I believe that many of us on higher doses of opiates have this problem. ... (18 replies)




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