I have been on suboxone for about 2 years and have always been constipated including before opiot use but now it is just rediculous.. I was on 8mg and going to the bathroom less than 1x a week..now I drink like 3 liters of water a day&walk atleast 2miles a day and I cut my dose in half,down to 4mg..I should be having NO PROBLEMS..but the problems continue..I still haven't gona in over a week and I tried to take a laxitive to help but it just made me really sick and throwing up..I am starting to think something is seriously wrong with me..
God I hate this for you, and had similar problems. Try eating some pulpy fruit like apples, peaches, pears or pineapple. Drink some hot Apple juice. I had tis use Phillips milk of magnesia caplets often and sometimes a suppository. There is a heavy duty but almost guaranteed laxative you can find even at dollar general, it is a $1 per bottle, it is liquid and you have to drink the whole bottle, it is called Mag Citrate. Be close to a clean restroom and plenty of time because it will work more than once usually, if you know what I mean. I feel for ya, I know how it is. Failing all else, a fleet enema, not as bad as it sounds. How long have you been at 4 mgs, when I got down that low, all side effects were almost gone. Take some of those Phillips caplets each night after you get relief, it wit the water and fruit should really help regulate you. Hope ya feel better soon.
you can get checked it wont hurt although my wife and i have gone through the same situation and our sub DR.is very pushy on prescribing something for constipation,for me with everything being hard and dry with hemorrhoids it is not a pleasant time,it friggin Hurts and bleeds,i found that while im on the computer at night i eat Triscuits and after doing that for a while things got smoother and the bleeding and pain went away now i feel regular again,i eat a box of Triscuits almost every week or two so grain is what worked for me,
I have this problem also. This first time I took Suboxone I was takingthe same amount as you but the constipation was really bad. And now I am taking 2 or 8 mg a day and even on days that I only take 2 mg I am still constipated. I have tried laxatives, stool softeners (which is what my last doctor told me but it didn't work), I have tried suppositories, enemas. All of it and the ONLY thing I have found that works is called MiraLax. It's a powder that you mix in a drink once a day (it has no taste at all) it is not like a laxative where it makes you go right then. This takes about 1-3 days to work but if you take it everyday you will start going normal. It's amazing. This stuff has saved my life. I got ba sick the last time I was on Suboxone and was so blocked that my stomach was swollen so bad that I looked like I was 7 months pregnant. Try the MiraLax. I promise I will help the constipation.
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