I have severe anxiety and the main thing I worry about is being sick. Because I worry it messes with my body and indigestion is one of the main side effects. Indigestion makes me feel sick so then I worry and feel sick etc etc and its just a horrible continuous cycle. I went to the doctor and he told me to get lactulose because I felt quite constipated and it helped after a while so I stopped taking it but now its back and I was wondering if it's bad to keep taking it everyday or whether anyone knows of something that will help my indigestion out a lot thus causing me to worry less :/
Here is what the Lactulose information includes:
"Some medical conditions may interact with lactulose crystals. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have diabetes, appendix problems, rectal bleeding, or an intestinal blockage
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with lactulose crystals. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Antacids because they may decrease lactulose crystals's effectiveness
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if lactulose crystals may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine."
If any of this applies to you, discuss it with your doctor. I see no harm in taking it when you need it. But to take it everyday is something you need to discuss with your doctor. Perhaps he/she could also prescribe something for your anxiety.
Good luck to you, I hope you feel better.
- Lactulose Information for Consumers
- Lactulose Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lactulose (detailed)
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