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I had the same problem. My doctor prescribed me Amitiza 24 mcg, which worked at first. But, I had to take maximum strength laxative pills - over the counter (ex-lax or generic brand) with the Amitiza - I took 2-5 at a time in the am and pm. It took a while, about 4 weeks for me, but they finally worked. Then you just take less until you are "regular" again. I tried many different medications, but this was the only one that worked. Well, I didn't try suppositories or drink the magnesium-drink that you take before a colonoscopy, but I did try all pills. Hopes this helps!
I don't know how bad your constipation is, but I increase fluids to about a gallon a day, eat fresh fruit and veggies, drink coffee (that always works for me, dunno why), One can try stimulant laxatives (OTC), magnesium citrate that comes flavored in little green or clear bottles depending on your pharmacy, or when I was pregnant my mother gave me one tablespoon of caster oil (thought I was gonna poop my brains out, still didn't start labor) or you can call your doc, let him know which ones you've tried and ask if he will call in a magnificent laxative called 'lactulose'. That stuff works and works great. I used to work as a RN in dialysis units, nursing homes, and ICU where problems of this nature are common.
If you want immediate relief, I would suggest a trip down to your local pharmacy and grab a botte or two of mag citrate. After that experience, I think you might want to take better care of your body. Geez, I have diarrhea on fentanyl patches and oxycodones. Just sayin' dude. Life is an adventure and a journey that we navigate as best we can and it does not end until we are pushing up daisies or which ever your burial preferences are. I'm not being morose, but I don't know a single person, including our Hallowed Jesus that managed to get out of this life alive. Just letting u know that my father was a surgeon and opened up one patient to find he was fecally impacted from his cecum all the way down the large intestine. There was nothing my dad could do except keep the patient pain free as he slipped over to the other side. We don't want that happening to you, so I say BLASTING CAPS are in order. (A bit of doc family humour there, please excuse me, but I am who I am, said Sam I am.)
The very best to you my friend, and I hope yors prob is quickly resolved...
The Half-Way Educated Looney Tune Happy Hippie,
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