I have the most god-awful constipation. I spent hours today straining to pass a bowel movement, and I ended up completely swollen around my bum and vagina. My mom brought me some glycerin suppositories and miralax. The suppositories produced basically liquid poop but its just coming out around the impacted stool, which has decided its taken up residence in my body and isn't coming out. I can't push anymore, even slightly - it hurts way too much. The miralax can take up to three days to work and I can't handle this for three days - I have been in tears today! This hurts so bad. I can't even sit down comfortably.
Has anyone else had this problem and what worked for you?
I'm also on zofran. I've been mildly constipated since I first got pregnant but I wonder if the zofran is making it worse.
Yea I have had this problem and it sucks. I dont know how to get you to poop.. (for me I took metamucil and ate a bunch of fiber rich foods. Like fruits and veggies and stuff).. your prenatal vitamuns could also be helping cause constipation cause of the iron in them.. sorry I dont have immediate relief but really making sure you are consuming enough fiber can really affect this
I am going to make a bunch of strange suggestions, embarrassing ones also, so I hope no one judges me. I have been a laxative abusing bulimic for over 11 years, which means now that I am pregnant I can't take them anymore, so I understand the constipation. I could tell you you probably need to take something that will help the muscles move because really stool softeners and things like that are like you said just going to create liquid that goes around the stool. You can try an enema, which actually might help because enemas when used correctly cause cramping, and help create a slip and slide effect. If that doesnt work you can manual remove it. I would suggest that as a last resort, there are step by steps I am sure online to do that. I know that a stimulant laxative with Bisacodyl is pregnancy class B. I wouldn't advise taking more than one or two, because they will cause cramping. I have taken it twice throughout this pregnancy because I didnt go for over a week no matter how much fiber and water I had.
You could always call your doctor and ask what they recommend, but they will probably tell you to stick with the miralax and wait it out.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I get plenty of fiber in my diet; I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and oatmeal, which is why I thought zofran might be causing it. I saw on another forum where several women reported severe constipation after taking zofran.
Shortly after I posted this thread the suppository finally kicked in (was supposed to work within an hour but took several hours in my case). It was the most painful bowel movement of my life (tmi, sorry guys lol) but I feel ten times better now. I'm going to keep taking miralax for a few days to get regular again, then switch to metamucil. I don't ever want to go through that again!
Definitely going to try eating actavia every day too.
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