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Re: The main drawback is the constipation okydoky

Posted by Larry Hoover on July 28, 2008, at 9:53:32

In reply to Re: The main drawback is the constipation Sigismund, posted by okydoky on July 27, 2008, at 12:54:22

> Since you brought it up:)
>
> I thought I could continue to keep the constipation under control but when I increased the oxycontin I never completely had a handle on it and it continues to be a problem on Avinza.
>
> I thought perhaps the pain specialist I am to see on August 4th might have some answers but in the mean time any suggestions?
>
> oky

Well, been there. I totally understand.

My pain specialist recommended prunes. They not only contain fiber, but also a bowel stimulant. His recommendation was one prune for each 5 mg of oxycodone.

Most of the time, that was enough. When that didn't work, I turned to stimulant herbs, such as senna. I don't know if it's widely available, but I found a product called Metab Herb (a blend that includes senna) to be quite effective. And when that didn't work, I resorted to a Fleet enema. So long as you don't use a Fleet very often, they're totally safe. Used too frequently, they can lead to electrolyte imbalances.

Lar

 

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