This truely is an expample of beauty and the beast. With the relief of opiod pain meds. comes the dreaded constipation. Even though I had been going to doctors for three years I was never told why opiod pain meds. caused constipation. Last week I had to go to a pharmasist I had actually never spoken to before. She told me that this side effect occured because opiods cause the gastrointestinal contactions to slow down. She let me know that Dulcolax, or it's generic bisacodyl, get those contractions to start moving again.
I have been taking it at night before I go to bed. Like clock work by the morning I am good to go. This is a new thing for me. Let's just say that it is like a small cloud being lifted. I had not realized how uncomfortable I truely was.
I hope this tid bit of info. helps others in our community. Good luck! Mermaidme
here is a website on it
Published On: October 27, 2008