Have had lifelong constipation problems. In 2011 suffered neck injury that left me with cord compression syndrome and worse constipation problems. Was taking stool softeners regularly and mag citrate occasionally. Usually had BM every 2 weeks, sometimes more frequently and at times 3-4 weeks. Take 2-3 Norco 5/325 mg, 1-2 flexeril 10 mg and 1-2 xanax daily. Is it safe to occasionally take dulcolax laxative, milk of mag or mag citrate with amitiza?
Before you take any other laxative call your G,I. doctor to see if it's alright to take any additional laxative. I also take Norco 7.325 4 times a day. I am presently taking 8 mcg of amitiza twice a day for IBS with constipation and have not have a bowel movement in three days. I plan to call my GI doctor on Monday to see if adding another laxative or increasing amitiza dose would be helpful.
Note: I took 24 mcg of amitiza twice a day last fall due to severe constipation caused by taking 60 mg of oxycodone per day and never had the urge to have a bowel movement. Did go to doctor and ended up getting a enema and then took mag citrate.
This time I am not going to wait so long before calling my GI doctor for advice.
Please let me know how you you are doing after calling your doctor.
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