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No joy for 6 whole days...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MarisStella, Aug 13, 2009.


  1. MarisStella

    MarisStella PetForums Junior

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    Hi there,

    Because of my day job (I give nutrition advice to dog and cat owners) I talk about stool health pretty much every day, so I apologise in advance for those of you who are perhaps about put off by this topic, but I need a bit of advice. :D

    I haven't been to the loo for 6 whole days now. Aaargh, it's becoming EXTREMELY uncomfortable, I'm getting cramps to the point where I can't walk (and yup, I'm still at work), and my tummy feels bloated and rock solid. :sad: I'm very reluctant about the idea of taking something from the chemist to help it along, as my previous experience with the likes of Senokot has given me unbearable cramps, even worse than what I'm getting now. :scared:

    I've had a bowl of bran flakes for the last couple of nights for tea, I've been drinking lots of water, but still absolutely no urge to shift at all. How long can you go before I really should start worrying? And does anyone know any food or drink that should really do the trick?! (By the way, I hate prunes!!!)

    Thanks xxx MarisStella xxx
     
  2. Nonnie

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    Lactulose works wonders.
     
  3. suzy93074

    suzy93074 PetForums VIP

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    What about Bananas? I find these often work - as high in fibre - or lots of green veg! good luck!
     
  4. BALOO J.

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    Warm orange juice. Broccoli, Spinnach is good, drinking cabbage water (good for the skin also).
    Hope you get to the bottom of it. tee hee..:blushing: :001_tt2::001_tt2:
     
  5. Nonnie

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    Btw, id start being a little concerned now. You can cause things to back up so much, they go in reverse, and you dont want that kind of vomit.

    Coffee and coconuts are natural laxatives, but i think you need something much stronger.

    Plus you need more fruit, veg and fibre in your diet to prevent such problems :)
     
  6. BALOO J.

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    Just thought:idea: How about a bungie jump!!!!!!!!! that would make everyone want to S**t themselves:D sorrrrrrry.
     
  7. suzy93074

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    :D:D:D:D:D
     
  8. Nonnie

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  9. BigBearsRule

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    go to Chemist and ask for Glycerine Suppositories. You insert then and within a couple of minutes you have a motion.
    I was recommended them after child birth, when I was on strong iron tablets and very bunged. Was putting lactulose in the top and glycerine in the bottom- I know which worked best and didnt taste yak either......:eek:
     
  10. MarisStella

    MarisStella PetForums Junior

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    Very funny! I hope I get to the bottom of it too!! I don't feel much like laughing at the moment though, but you gotta smile about these things.

    As for the bungee jump, I'm an adrenalin junkie, and have done a freefall skydive, so it wouldn't really have that effect on me!! I think I might give in, and give that lactulose a try (Thanks for the suggestion, Nonnie!!)

    xxx MarisStella xxx
     
  11. MarisStella

    MarisStella PetForums Junior

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    Thanks so much for the link! Very helpful!!

    It's awful being at work feeling like this, but what can I do?!?! I can't very well say 'I have to go home cos I need a poo...' :D:D:D

    Very embarassing, but hey!

    xxx MarisStella xxx
     
  12. MarisStella

    MarisStella PetForums Junior

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    You want me to stick something up my bottom :eek:

    Erm... dunno about that!!
     
  13. BALOO J.

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    Aww spoil sport I would have bet an adrenaline junkie would have def gone for the Glycerine suppositories, scardy cat:eek:
     
  14. BigBearsRule

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    :001_tt2: Yep up your butt!

    Laxatives only loosen top end of blockage.

    What about the lower down the food chain stuff:idea:

    Not painful, just like inserting tampon. quick clean and simple!
     
  15. MarisStella

    MarisStella PetForums Junior

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    I guess I am a bit of a scardy cat with stuff like that!! But you know what? At this point I'm ready to try anything, so I might just give it a go! I'll try and get through the working day today, then first stop the chemists once I leave here this afternoon.

    Thanks for your quick replies guys though, i really appreciate it! ;)

    xxx MarisStella xxx
     
  16. BALOO J.

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    Just in case other's have this problem in the future, :idea: why not video the whole episode sssssscardy cat:001_tt2::001_tt2: How to insert a Glycerine suppository tee hee :blushing:
     
  17. BigBearsRule

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    Have just read this back and I sound like an expert on poop.:confused:
    Not a good rep to get myself. Good luck with your problem.
     
  18. Spaniel mad

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    have u tried prunes??
     
  19. MarisStella

    MarisStella PetForums Junior

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    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME?!?! No Way!!

    I'm keen to try anything, but I hate prunes!! That's one thing I don't like the idea of eating or drinking.

    Does anyone know how long you can go before you should really start to worry?
     
  20. Dylan & Daisy

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    Prunes!!!! are a natural source of fibre that help bowel movement ;)
     
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