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... Constipation is a little more tricky with opiates, It's not a simple add fiber problem. Opiates cause the contractions of your bowels to sop because of the effect on smooth muscles. ... (5 replies)
... o not help anymore the prescription drugs will help and when they fail, Yakima fruit paste is used in Hospice care around the country on people that use the most opiates and are the least active and it does work, It's just a matter of finding the right amount. ... (12 replies)
... The way I came into PM with opiates was by being in the same position your in. There was no other surgery to even try, surgeons were telling me 3 have failed what makes you think a 4th would work. ... (20 replies)

Aug 13, 2007
... ably most of us here suffer from it. I've benefited from the posts on here. Miralax doesn't work for me, not sure why. My doc told me they are doing research on opiates and constipation and she feels they will find something to help. It can't happen soon enough for me. ... (18 replies)
... I'm not talking about "are there some types of pain for which opiates will not work," but are there some PEOPLE for whom opiates do nothing at all? ... (7 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)
... 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)
... ycodone, 1 mg. xanax and 5 mg. elavil at night. I have had multiple spinal surgeries and neuropathy in both legs and feet. I know I am physically addicted to the opiates and after many monthas of unsuccessfully trying to taper down I went into a detox. ... (14 replies)
... Tolerance. I know everyone is different, but if I get really no relief from a norco, does that mean that I shouldn't use opiates anymore. I think that norco is a fairly strong pain med, and it used to work well. ... (22 replies)
... I am someone who has NEVER had a problem with constipation in my fact, I tended to have irritable bowel syndrome with diahhrea....until I started taking the LA opiates. ... (29 replies)
... Ive been prescribed hydrocodone for my back pain for about 3 months now and the only side effect I have is constipation. Some weeks im fine and some im not. Ive been constipated for about 2 weeks now. Whats the best remedy for opiate constipation? and does anybody else get constipated from opiates? Thanks (12 replies)
Aug 10, 2007
... I believe that many of us on higher doses of opiates have this problem. ... (18 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)
... times a week for over 4 years because of constipation caused by opiates. My doctor told me that the BEST thing to do was use the suppositories. ... (7 replies)
... The opiates all seem to cause this. ... (3 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)
... The other question about how often you should be going. If you used to go every other day before starting opiates then you should be going every other day now. Like my doc said the stool softener makes things softer but it doesnt do anything with making it move on out. ... (28 replies)
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)
Aug 13, 2007

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