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Constipation for 2 1/2 weeks now
Hi ladies. I have a question. I posted a question a week or so ago about being constipated. It has been 2 1/2 weeks now and I still feel "bound" up. I have managed to go to the bathroom a couple of times but it was extremely painful. For the last few days I have had really bad "potty" cramps and I can't go to the bathroom. I have terrible gas but it is too painful to push it out. (SORRY IF TMI). I don't know if this is something that I should talk to my doctor about or not??? HELP! I have tried Colace with no luck and eating prunes. I don't know what else to do. The cramping is pretty bad and I just don't know what to do at this point. I am just under 14 weeks along.
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How long were you doing the colace for? You should take 1 a day until "it" happens. Thats what the doctor told me and thankfully it worked. I would call your doctor. Thats not good to be that backed up. I forget whats its called (starts with an "m", on the tip of my tongue!!!) but there is a new softner that used to be prescription only but now it otc. Make sure to call your md asap. Hope u feel better soon.....
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Hi there.  I am 13 weeks pregnant.  I too get sooooo constipated I cannot stand it.  What you need to try is Frosted Mini Wheats...the bite size ones.  If you get you a big bowl of those and eat them first thing when you wake up in the morning, you will stay regular.  It may take a few days at first to get into your body and do the job.  Let them get kinda soft and then eat them.  I know if I don't eat them every morning....I will pay for it.  I also drink lots of water and have started eating fruits daily.  Good luck!
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Danielle,
  Oh my goodness I can soooo relate.  The pains are ridiculous. I had it for about 2 weeks and once I started to down apple juice everyday....I have loosened up soooo much.  Try it!!!
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I have had so much constipation and then I woul have really bad gas cramps.  I would eat somthing that would cause diaria and and that would last for half the day and then go back.  I am also trying to figure out if I am prego or not I am confused onthat issue   with implantation bleeding my period was the 9th of june then I had some pink on the toilet paper when I went to the bathrrom at night. I took a preg test two days later and nothing. my period is due by July 4th to the 8th.  Can these be issues of pregnancies
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Thank you all for your advice. Some of the tips that you gave me worked wonders. I now drink at least one glass of apple juice a day and it seems to keep me fairly regular. Thanks again for the advice.
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I am 7 weeks pregnant and I too have been suffering with constipation...I think it has much to do with Progesterone supplements. Anyhow, I was going to take Colace to help move things along, but when I asked my doctor he told me to take Milk of Magnesia. It's not the tastiest stuff in the world...but the next morning was sweet relief from the misery that I had been experiencing all week.
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