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Opioid induced constipation



  • I've been on about 30mg of hydrocodone per day, for the last few weeks and have also experienced constipation. When I do have to have a bm I feel like I have to go but it won't come out unless I push... the only problem is that I can't push because it is too painful wth my sciatica issues. Solution that has worked for me is just buying the OTC enema kits. Also, I have a bidet installed on my toilet which helps tremendously, I got it from an online company for only like $100, company was called Biffy. I have yet to try stool softeners but may need to if my current solution stops working.
  • rae1112rae1112 Michigan Posts: 147
    Suppository too if you're desperate to go maybe?
    Should at least get things moving 
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  • I had some suppositories around and used one after I got out of the hospital with my heart attack. They barely gave me enough pain medication during my 10 day stay, when I was out and taking my full dose, my plumbing backed up badly. The suppository worked and from there it was Miralax and Metamucil which I take only that every other day. I eat a bran-flax cereal most mornings that is a real help to me.
    Diagnosis: Thoracic facet syndrome & cervical and thoracic radiculopathy from car accident trauma.
  • There's a tea called Smooth Move that's organic and you drink it before bedtime.  Works great! 
    I try and use natural stuff as I already hate that I've got to take pain killers, muscle relaxers and Voltaire for inflammation.  I eat lots of organic fruit too.  I've got a garden that my husband helps me with.  We grow only organic vegetables and have fruit trees too.  
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