Posted by ed_uk on December 5, 2005, at 16:26:07
In reply to buprenorphine: Week 3, posted by pseudoname on December 3, 2005, at 20:46:34
Hi PN :-)
I'm so pleased to hear that bupe is helping! Please continue to post how you're doing :-)
>For the constipation, I'm doing Miralax, milk of magnesia (only 1 week, I know), lots of water, a high-fiber diet...
If you're on MiraLax, adding Milk of Magnesia probably isn't necessary. MiraLax and Milk of Magnesia are both osmotic laxatives: they work in the same way. Opioid-induced constipation usually requires a 'stimulant' laxative such as standardised senna extract, sodium picosulfate or bisacodyl. Don't be afraid of 'stimulant' laxatives. Despite the bad press they've received, few people run into problems with them. MiraLax + a stimulant laxative is an excellent combination.