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Has anyone heard of Paralytic Ileus ??
Hi. I think I have figured out my problem. I have been on Narcotic pain meds for my back and hips for the past 6 months- never took more than 2 in a day, & had to have a bad day for that much & is much lower dose than was actually prescribed. I have noticed slowing down of my bowels off & on for a while, w/ wierd sounds. Last week, they really slowed down & have now pretty much stopped. I can't eat & am miserable, I researched & found para;ytic ileus & that best describes my problem- as I tried to tell my dr today, I feel like they are "paralyzed". I know pain meds can cause this. I am very worried, I know not to eat, but am wondering if this will reslove. Obcviously, the meds will have to go, which will be hard b/c of the pain. What should I do if I don't get better ? any advice would be helpful. My dr did'nt know what was wrong so treated it as constipation and told me to take fibercon and colace & ex-laxx. Very scared !
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There are other pain meds out there that don't constipate.  Your doctor will have to work with you on that problem.  In the meantime, give the gluten free diet a try and see what improves (or doesn't improve).  Cow's milk can be constipating also - so lay low on that until your bowels return to normal.  
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Thank you ! I have stopped the pain meds, but I am in so much pain, I can;t stand it..I tried a muscle relaxer today, little improvement, but, worth a shot for a few days. Thank you for your response, I am seeing a gastro dr on 1/12...I hope he can help figure this out !
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