... effect). Anyone else have this side effect and if yes how did you handle it? Stool softeners including magnesium citrate do not help. Thanks!
You drank a whole bottle of mag citrate and didn't go? Sounds like you need dynamite. When I was on lyrica I had to take 3 peri colace every night. A mineral oil fleets enema might help you, it softens and lubricates. Dulcolax suppositories may help. Do you drink plenty of water?
I've had severe constipation for 18 years now. One of the things that really helps is to get a large canister of plump prunes (not dried), one large jar of naturally flavored applesauce (5 Cups), and 5 Cups oatbran. Put the prunes through a food processor , then add in the applesauce, then add in the oatbran. I divide it up and freeze sections - I eat roughly 1/20th of it per day. Warm up a portion in the microwave, then stir in 2 large tablespoons of ground flaxseed meal. Tastes good, and really helps with motility issues (what happens as a result of pain meds - things just don't move through your GI tract very well). You can eat it twice a day if needed. Drink lots of water - I drink 120 ounces a day or more. Hope this helps - EJ23
Amazingly, this is the same reason as I am trying to join your organisation !! I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy about three months ago. Pregabalin gave immediate beneficial effect and I have been taking 150 mg twice per day for two months. About ten days ago I started severe constipation. Not a normal type. It appeared that the rectum has a constriction which will not open. I am eventually able to get a tiny opening by using three tablets of senna plus two sachets of movicol and (understandably !) the stool is very loose indeed. I am seeing a top specialist in gastroenterology next week. I will happily join any discussion on this subject. It is a severe problem
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