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My poor hubby

post #1 of 10
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He's had bad consitpation since June. It will clear up with laxative but then just come right back. It's so bad today that he has stomach cramps and his back hurts. He just took a laxative and said if he doesn't go soon he's going to the doctor. I'm sure they will give him an enema. YIKES
post #2 of 10
That sound incredibly painful. My neice's Daughter has been constipated since birth. She has to take laxatives daily. She is five and has to wear diapers she has no control. If she doesn't take the laxitives she has to have enemas. The poor little girl always has stomach pain.
post #3 of 10
I hope he feels better.
post #4 of 10
Is he taking anything for pain, such as Tylenol #3 or another narcotic? If so, those things cause constipation. Iron pills are also very constipating.

The key to regular bowel movements is adequate amounts of the following:

exercise
fluids
fibre (raw veggies, whole grains, fruits, fibre supplements if needed)
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Is he taking anything for pain, such as Tylenol #3 or another narcotic? If so, those things cause constipation. Iron pills are also very constipating.

The key to regular bowel movements is adequate amounts of the following:

exercise
fluids
fibre (raw veggies, whole grains, fruits, fibre supplements if needed)
Nope he's not taking any narcotics. He has a physical job so he gets exercise. He drinks water all day at work, but I don't think he gets much fiber. Back in June he had a sinus infection that the doctor gave him antibiotics for. Ever since then he had trouble in bathroom department.
post #6 of 10
If antibiotics are the cause, he needs some yogurt to help re-establish the bacterial colonies in his intestine. And some fiber pills might help too. Just my opinion though.

But if there's one thing I do know, it's that I wouldn't want my wife telling folks all over the internet that I was constipated.
post #7 of 10
Awww I hope he feels better soon. Definitely see if he can incorporate more of the fruit, fibre into his diet (along with keeping his water intake up). Hopefully that will keep things moving along better.
post #8 of 10
Yes, antibiotics will definitely do that to you.
post #9 of 10
Can you get him to take a Metamucil each day?
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well he didn't go to the doctor. His stomach cramps have stopped but his lower back still hurts. I think later I will try and talk him into eating a big bowl of raisin bran. That always makes me go.
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