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constipation injection anyone????

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    Posted: Sep/15/2013 at 9:30am
I have nausea and no air movement caused by narcotics for pain management. Has anyone tried the new injection for constipation yet? I feel ill but am trying everything before I would make a trip to the ER. Sara
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Sara,

What is the injection called?  I found this fairly new med for constipation that we have on the site:http://chronicpainsite.com/mb/forum_posts.asp?TID=8304&title=fda-approves-amitiaz-for-opioid-constipation

I know you won't wait too long to get this treated----you understand how important it is to get things moving and cleared up ASAP.  Please let us know how you are doing?  Stevie xx

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I have suffered chronic constipation all my life, Its worse now I'm on opiate treatment and just last month I'd gone14 days without going to the toilet,and eating dinners daily. needless to say I was getting worried at that stage, but a week without going would be normal for me. I got these little pearl things called ducolax, you can get it in liquid form too. I used that to clear my blockage, but be aware I used to get cramps from taking that medication as it started to work, they were painfull. I never got cramps from the constipation tho which was weird but the Ducolax can give you cramp pains as it works.

sorry if I'm not much help.
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Hi Sara,
 
So nice to hear from you, though not for this reason. I did read about that med being approved, I think they said it was the first one approved for use with  patients who use opiates. Other than that, I haven't heard anything about it.
 
I've been to the dr's before for the same problem and was terrified I was going to need an enema at the hospital. I use both senekot and docusate twice a day, every day. I won't go more than two days without a bm before taking further measures. I always have a fleet enema under the sink just in case. It's a real fear of mine, I've heard of people dying because of impaction that wasn't addressed.
 
Rob! Fourteen Days! You could rupture your intestine. If you need to take opiates on a daily basis, as I do, it's very important to be on a bowel regimen. Do you use on kind of laxative on a daily basis? This is sooooo important.
 
Sorry Sara, since I had to start using these horrible freakin meds, this is one of my biggest concerns. I hate having to take a drug, because I'm taking another drug. But in this case I'd rather take the extra meds than risk the damage that can come with serious constipation.
 
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Ok thanks, I agree wow 14 days yikes! A little better after colace and Milk of Mag and even Pepto bismo and ginger ale and a fleet. Nothing to be ashamed about, it's a serious issue. 

Hopefully will ward off the Relafor injections since I'm feeling a little better. Thanks.
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wow I did not know it was that serious, I read online it was impossible to die from it.... I better keep a better eye on it from now on so! but ya, It would not be abnormal of me to go a week or so without going, I never ever get any pain from it tho so thats why I dont pay much attention to it.
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Rob,
 
I guess it's good that this doesn't cause you pain, but it can be so serious. People have died from bowel perforations caused from impacted bowels. If it goes on too long you could need to be manually disimpacted, not a pleasant thought, or experience I imagine.
 
My prescription for opiate pain meds, includes warnings from my doc along with instructions to use laxatives when taking them.
 
Personally, I think a week is far too long. Maybe you might mention this to your doctor.
 
Sorry again Sara for hijacking your thread. I should have searched for the thread I know we have somewhere about this topic. I will find it.
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I felt really squeamish about reading this - but I am glad I did cause I do have something to add
 
I went onto a trial taking a drug called Targin which is oxycontin with a laxative in it - you can look it up on the internet -
 
My experience is going to make like easier for a few other people like myself. I eat so much raw food and nuts I rarely have a problem - and also I had major bowel surgery after my appendix ruptured - one reason I eat so much roughage - and I didn't think a whole lot about it - if I get a pain in the rum-tum-tum-a-tum I know to eat some oranges - and I got so embarrassed answered all those intrusive questions - ah well - enough of that
 
But here's the thing - if you are taking a high dose of oxycontin you probably don't need to take such a high dose of laxative and if you have had bowel surgery - then you are not a good candidate for a trial and it is more important to keep everything moving
 
Sheesh I was sick when I started that trial - I stopped and felt as if I was at death's door - so talk to your doctor about Targin - since I was in the trial they do not give people taking a high dose of oxycontin a matching dose of laxative - one reason I am glad I was in the trial - I stood up about it
 
Okay - it is no fun being pro-social and standing up for every one else - but I am glad I did
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