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Why do opiates make you constipated? How addicting are they?

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July 19, 2019 / By Buddy
Question: I've been taking oxycontin for a while for pain associated with a surgery and I noticed that even after a relatively low dose of oxycontin, I got severely constpiated lol. Why do they do that? Is that dangerous, or do they somehow do something to the liquids in your body? I also have dry mouth and I get somewhat hungry, much like smoking pot. What are side effects of opiate based drugs, are they dangerous and how exactly addicting are they?
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Aldin Aldin | 1 day ago
Blue and Terry said it all. Constipation is definitely a side effect of opiates. Opiates are extremely addicting, so please please be careful. Only take oxycontin exactly as prescribed and no more. Only take it when you are in the most severe pain. Oxycontin is the same as morphine, heroin, fentanyl, etc..........opiates are probably the most addictive drug out there. They are physically addicting which means when your body does not have them, withdrawal symptoms will occur. Opiate withdrawal and/or detox is nothing to mess around with - it can cause severe debilitating muscle cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, migraines, congestion, depression, body aches and pains, as well as hallucinations and seizures which sometimes can be fatal. Detoxing from these drugs is by far the absolute worst experience I've ever had in my 34 years of life, so I'm begging you not to end up like me - don't start liking these drugs so much that you end up abusing them. There is nothing I regret more than becoming the addict that I am. Luckily I got clean 7 months ago, but it's been an extremely rough road. It's pills like yours that I started off with and before long, I was injecting heroin, fentanyl and cocaine. Not something anyone would be proud of, but something I now feel I need to talk about to help others on the same road I was on........just be safe. Protect yourself from a life of hell. Good luck to you.
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Aldin Originally Answered: what foods make you constipated?
diary and highly processed foods such as tv dinners, all of the "white" foods (those that are not whole grain). Here is a link that should settle it: http://constipation.emedtv.com/constipat... pepto is not to relieve constipatation. You need to eat more fiber to relieve it. Any fruit or veggie will help. The higher the fiber, the more it will help your stools become softer.
Aldin Originally Answered: what foods make you constipated?
Hi, dancecrazy.cheerstrong Constipation is mainly due to poor eating habits, insufficient exercise, not getting enough fiber and not drinking enough water. A good thing that you should avoid if you are suffering from constipation is alcohol, processed and junk goods, foods and drinks which contain caffeine as they can cause dehydration and avoid drugs and medication. Jason Homan

Sylvia Sylvia
Opiates for the most part cause constipation. It is because the bowel becomes sluggish and does not function as it normally should. You should drink alot of water, fruit juice and eat as much fiber as you can tolerate. The side effects of opiates are drowsiness, euphoria, dizziness and nausea. Narcotics are very dangerous if misused especially Oxycontin. Oxycontin is a timed release medication if used improperly it could be fatal because it is released slowly into the system a small dosage at a time. If crushed and then ingested or snorted it can cause respiratory depression which can lead to cardiac arrest. Narcotics are extremely addictive. If you find yourself taking medication when you have no pain or in anticipation of pain or for other reasons all together you should try to discontinue use and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
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Rebeckah Rebeckah
Slows every thing wwaayy down. No joke, even your appetite, so you dont drink enough because you dont feel awake, alert or even getting out of the chair to get it.And when that slows down so does your bowels. Oxycontin as with any narcotic CAN be addictive, BUT, you are also in control of this. You know when and howmuch and your Dr, will tell you how long, DONT let it tell YOU that you need to have more. Theyre not necessarily dangerous, as long as you take them for what your supposed to and not because you feel like getting a buzz. Dont worry, you will be ok because you are asking the right questions! Feel better! From a nurse.
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Rebeckah Originally Answered: Does being racist make you constipated?
I'm a racist, and my avatar doesn't look constipated. All Yahoo Answers users choose their own avatars. I don't know why anyone would deliberately set out to associate his/her beliefs with an embarrassing medical problem, such as constipation. But however their avatars look, the racists are right. Every uncensored argument they have with leftists and racial egalitarians, the racists win. We have the facts on our side, facts that can be checked by anybody, evidence from science, statistics from the government -- it's all in our corner. The races are different, and White people compare well, very well indeed, to other races. We're smarter than most. When we run our own countries (instead of Jews running them in our place), we govern ourselves wisely, morally, and with an eye always on the future. We are the greatest explorers and tinkerers the world has ever known. We've gone farther, achieved more, in nearly every endeavor of civilization than any other race has. Lately, we haven't been doing so well. That's true. We made some bad mistakes during the last 400 years or so. Letting the Jews come to live among us was one of them. Buying African slaves from Jewish slave traders was another. Letting Jewish bankers trick us into dividing our country against itself in the Civil War was another. Letting the same bankers hoax up the 14th Amendment and impose Reconstruction on the South were yet others. Then the Federal Reserve: bad mistake there, letting Jews create America's money, with them taking profit from interest, to be paid by our work. Then we repeated the mistake we made with the Africans, only this time with the Mexicans. And we made it legal for our greedy corporations to reduce their labor costs sending their production facilities overseas, thus supporting slavery abroad and causing unemployment here. You see the pattern. We haven't done well LATELY because we've had this vampire on our backs, while at the same time we've had pesky racial vermin running around our feet biting our toes. It's almost as if the White race were suffering some kind of paralysis, and all the other races were getting in hits on us just as fast as they could, trying to kill us off before we can find our legs again. Then there's ostensibly White folks such as yourself, heckling your own cousins to score social points.

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