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Constipated but senokot not doing anything?

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April 23, 2019 / By Brendan
Question: Hi it's a little embarrassing but i'm constipated and was advised to use senokot syrup, so last night around 11pm i took two 5ml spoonfuls of senokot and .....NOTHING not even a feeling on any movement can i expect this laxative to work soon or not? thanks :)
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Affton Affton | 3 days ago
Senokot doesn't work for me either, I suffer with IBS. In fact, none of your regular medications for constipation work for me! :-/ I drink loads and loads of water, eat fresh fruit/veg every day, and if I'm still suffering then I have Fibogel (over the counter remedy fromt the chemist) or Movicol (prescription medicine) from the drs. I know it's painful, but drink plenty of fluids, and eventually you will go. You have my sympathy. Good luck.
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Affton Originally Answered: Why am I constipated?
You probably need to improve your diet as you seem to have a constipation problem. For constipation, castor oil is very good for a one-off remedy as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22c... but it is unsuitable for regular use. For constipation, suppositories, laxatives and enemas are all totally unnecessary if you eat the right foods. All fruit and vegetables in very large amounts are laxative. You need to permanently change your diet or you are likely to get colon cancer. Constipation can make you extremely unwell and can lead to colon cancer as it causes a build up of carcinogenic toxins in the system. The intake of foods such as milk, cheese, white rice, white flour and red meat should be restricted, because they tend to contribute to constipation. Any food that has had the fiber stripped out, the nutrients processed out or slows down the digestion is a constipation culprit. Here's a list of foods shown to cause constipation problems: •Meats, especially fatty meats, red meat and processed meats, •Dairy Products, such as cheese, ice cream and whole milk, •Fast Foods – burgers, French fries and other fried foods, pizza, etc., •Refined grains, like white rice or any refined white flour products, •Highly starchy foods – white potatoes, corn and all refined grains, •Pastries and other high sugar products, such as cakes, cookies and pies, •Deep-fried foods, chips and other foods that are high in bad fats. You can see lots more in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22n... which tells you "Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation" and the right foods to eat.

Sue Sue
Take the enema if in 24 hours you still haven't done a s h i t. But then get an urgent doctor's appointment as you may have something seriously wrong.
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Rachel Rachel
It can take as long as 24 hours. That, the addictiveness if used often, and the abdominal pain that results - is why I don't recommend it!
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Melia Melia
yea its embarrassing to answer this question too but hey, whatever helps. you should try using an enema, youll get fast results
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Melia Originally Answered: Why do I keep getting constipated?
something about your diet must've changed.....are you eating a high fiber cereal? Add some fiber to your diet, but not too much, you'll bet clogged up. Get some prunes, start off with two a day, and if you can tolerate it go to three. Prunes and apples have a chemical called sorbital, it can not stay in your body, hence the laxative effect----try the prunes, I think you'll like them.

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