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heathwhit

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I do suffer with bowel probs wanting to go but not been sble to without senokot, whhy when my rectum feels impa cted with a motion there do my horrible discomforts and wanting to wee in my vuval areas feel ok and when i hsve had my bowels open everything stsrts being horrble again.Any answers to this.
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I suffer something similar. I suffer with constipation due to the meds I take.
If I eat a small amount of greasy food I can have a bowel movement but usually have to take
lactulose to help me go.
My real problem is having a bowel movement starts off terrible pain in my bladder. This then
starts off the constant weeing . The bowel and bladder are so close together that one starts the other off. .. it's best to try and not get constipated but the foods that are good for constipation
flare up my IC so I can't win !! It's a balancing act !
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The thing I have found best for constipation is Movicol.  It is a powder which you mix up in water and take once or twice a day according to how constipated you are.  It is much better than Lactulose.  Do ask your doctor to prescribe it for you.
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I've tried movicol and didn't get on with it. I find lactulose easier on the tummy. Fybogel is a powder too.
Your doctor can prescribe either so it's just a matter of personal choice.
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Thank you i will try lactolose i tried fybrogel once but it had orange flavour and the plain one citric acid, both not good for me.Best wishes.Heather.
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I've found that movicol can upset my bladder. Lactulose and senna are far better tolerated by my bladder. I find the lactulose also softens as well as regulates and is very gentle,. When things are particularly bad (usually if I've had to take extra pain relief as a lot of pain killer cause constipation) usuing senna usually sorts any issues out.

The only thing I would advise is that lactulose is activated by fluid so if you don't drink enough you won't get the benefit from it.

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Thanks Jen, i think senna seems to suit me too, but am trying lactulose at the moment as i need something gentle as my bowels are very sensative due to anxiety.regards Heather.
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