Make sure you are drinking plenty of water or juices. Ice tea and coffee dont count for fluid replacement because they take out more fluid than they replace. You need to be taking in 64 oz water a day. Also increase your fiber intake. Fruits with the skins, beans, popcorn, whole grains, etc. You can take a fiber supplemnet too. Benefiber is a good one because you can add it to any fluid and it doesnt taste or make the fluid thick. Citrucel and metamucil are good to but they add flavor and thicken liquids. Fiber con are good because they are tablets but if you have problems swallowing pills you might not like them-they are good sized tabs. You can try some Miralax on occasion too if the other stuff above doesnt work! One of the most important things is to make sure your fluid intake is adequate so the fiber can do its job!!
Dzoobaby is exactly right, under adverse effects ofthe drug Paxil it does mention constipation, (I take daily doses of opiates for Chronic pain)but everything she says is what is recommended, I am one of the ones that hates water so it would be pointless in me taking the extra fiber, I take Senokot-S which is a bowel softner, it causes the urge and also does not cause cramping like a lot of things do, but what works for one person doesn't always work for aother, I take 4 when I first get up and then late in the day I take another 3 by the next morning I have good results, and it might be such a thing that since you are having Paxil (which seems to be the problem) it might not take that many tablets for you, I think on the box you can take up to 8 tablets per 24 hours,
but it may very well be if you try the increase of water as she has suggested along with some extra fiber that it will relieve your problem. you just give one of these a try and see what works best for you.the starting dose on Senokot-S is 2 tablets once a day, as Dzoobaby mentioned I have a good friend who takes Mirilax, she has very good results with it. basically it all depends on what your body responds best to. I wish you the best of luck!
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