i was having problems having a poop (lol) and i took some liquid laxitive, now i cant stop going #2. so i had some DIPHEN/ATROP 2.5MG that my dr gave me prior to this time cuz i had the flu. i took 2 pills like it says but am STILL having to spend most of my time on the toilet!!! how long dose this medication take to work? and will it work, because i took the laxitive?? PLEASE HELP!!!
By taking a laxative then something to stop you up, you are starting yourself on a viscious cycle that you do not want to get into!! When you take a laxative, you will go until you are cleaned out. Next time try a smaller dose or a less harsh laxative. Once you are cleaned out the diarrhea will stop. You dont want to take something to stop you up because you will go back to being constipated again! Try to be sure you are getting adequate fluids like 64 oz of water and juices per day. Try upping your fiber intake. Fruits and veggies, whole grains, beans, popcorn, etc. You may also want to add a fiber supplement. The nice thing about a fiber supplement that many do not know, it helps both diarrhea and constipation! It adds bulk to the stool and therefore helps both. You do need a good fluid intake for fiber to work its best. Try Benefiber. I like it because you can mix it with any fluid and it doesnt change the taste or get thick like Citrucel and Metamucil do, although they work fine as well. There are also pill forms like FiberCon and Citrucel has a pill form. If you stay on fiber, it should keep you regular without having either diarrhea or constipation. You may add a little yogurt too. The live cultures in yogurt help to build good bacteria back up in the gut for healthy bowel function. Sometimes laxatives can flush out too much of the good bacteria and this can keep the stools liquidy so try eating some plain yogurt every day. Yogurt with fruit and sweeteners will work but not quite as good as plain. Hope you feel better soon!
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