Ive been on Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Neurontin and others for neurogenic bladder for a year and a half now. I take oxycontin 30mg every 8 hours, Neurontin 800 every 8 hours, oxycodone 15mg every 4-6 or as needed. I usually take 1 or 2 of them a day.
My question is this. I have always had a slow bowel. But now over this past year and half Ive had to increase my OTC stool pills and other forms of bowl help in my diet. I take 4 pericolace ( 8.6 senna/50mg colace) 3x a day, 2 colace (100mg) 3x a day along with 3 heaping cap fulls of miralax, activia, fresh fruit and lost of veggies, oatbran for breakfast, whole wheat foods. I have been on the dose of the pill and miralax since about June. It seems about ever 8 months I'm needing to increase the dose slightly. Even currently Ive starting to have a slight prob again with constipation and straining Now I know that I'm on an extraordinarily tremendous amount of stool softeners and stimulants. But Im wondering if anyone else has this much a prob with constipation and if anyone has any advice to give me? My doc's have my medication lists but I havent actually spoken to them about this since I talked to my family doctor back a year and half ago. I havent been to see her again since my surgeon and PM manage everything. I am thinking about going back to her to talk about it and then maybe goign to a gastro doc. Could i be taking TOO MUCH fiber?? Any advice?