I took senokot last night. Went to the bathroom just a very little bit this morning. I been constipated for over a week and ahalf. It was not a week as ahalfs worh of poop. Can i use an enema to get he rest out?
My first question is have you been prescribed any new medications that would have caused this severe constipation?
If not I don't believe you need any laxatives.
As you know everyone has different bowl habits.
Before you go to the pharmacy to get another Fleet enema or more laxatives, I would try the following.
First, if possible eat more foods that are rich in fiber. For example start the day by eating a cereal such as Fiber One or Raisin Bran.
Second, make sure you eat 4 to 6 servings of fruits & vegetables a day. It's a wonderful time of year to eat fresh produce.
Finally, one of the easiest ways to eliminate constipation is to stay hydrated. It's very important to drink a lot of water. Water not only keeps us hydrated but it also helps move things along throughout the digestive system. In the summer we should drink a minimum of 4 to 6 glasses of water per day.
As a final thought your bowels will also become more regular if you move/exercise daily.
Stretching, walking & swimming are all great forms of exercise.
I guarantee you if you try these few ideas then you will not need any type of laxatives.
Best of luck!
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