I have a question, I was put on morphine about 4wks ago, 5mg sulf. and now having trouble voiding my bladder and bowel without heavy straining.
About 9days ago I went to the ER for the voiding my bladder issue and all they did was give me two glasses of juice to drink then an hour later come in and ask if I thought I felt like I could empty my bladder... well I did but not without straining. They said that was fine as long as I could void....so I had not had a bm for the past 5 days..yesturday it was just excrusiating so I got a laxative and took the recommended dose..nothing all day then last night all night I had cramps and slowly was able to pass most of the stool. Today I am home sick because my stomach feels like someone used it as a punching bag. I have not taken any morphine since yesturday as I do not want to repeat. Anyone else have this issue of straining for results of bladder and bowel?
History: Live in Canada, do not have FP so have to go to the ER for care, x-ray in 08 showed severe DDD of L4/L5, referred to Orhto surgeon Feb-09, MRI 5-09 still do not have results