Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:49 pm
Post subject: Toilet Problems
Sorry I know this topic is a bit ewww but is anyone else having trouble passing stools. I seem to struggle and strain so much that I end up making myself bleed from the back. I just wondered if anyone knows of anything that can be taken whilst you are pregnant which will help ease things along!
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:59 pm
There are a few threads on here regarding this however, have a word with your GP there is a product called lactulose which I had prescribed previously but I wouldnt buy anything over the counter as some could be too strong. Hope you get 'going' soon. Flossie xx
Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:03 am
I think you are allowed to take something called 'Fybogel' when you're pregnant. You can buy it over the counter, but it will be free if you get a prescription for it instead. Its like an orange powder that you mix with water, it doesnt taste too bad!!
You're not alone, its a nightmare, i get it a lot too, and of course the dreaded piles!!
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:13 am
Post subject: Re: Toilet Problems
I had the same problem near the beginning now, it lasted for about 3 weeks, it is very painful indeed. I took lactulose, but for me it did not do anything, I always drink lots of water though and fruit teas troughout the day.
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:20 pm
i got the same too- am drinking plenty though but it doesnt seem to make much difference though - i do go eventually but nowhere near as regular as i should be - you start to feel a bit sick with it too - i think i might go to the chemist to find out what i can take tomorrow
Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:46 am
Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:19 pm
i was lactulose by the doctor and its works really well as long as you dring lots and lots of water with it. Without the water its pointless taking it.
I bought some suppositries over the counter at the chemist before i saw the doctor though as i had to wait ages for an appointment, they are ok to use on pregnancy as i asked the pharmacist but they will only remove what is ready to leave your body anyway, if u are really bunged up then your best with the doctors stuff... good luck .