LexieCat Posted September 26, 2020 Share Posted September 26, 2020 So I learned something--even if you shouldn't wait too long to take the anti-nausea meds, don't take them UNLESS you are actually feeling nauseous. I developed, at the end of the week, a horrible attack of constipation. I tried the meds that were recommended (colace, Miralax, and senna), and it was only getting worse. I barely slept Thurs night. Since I have learned to NEVER bring an impending medical issue into the weekend, I called the nurse early Friday. After going over everything, she was a bit shocked to hear I had been taking Zofran on the schedule--which was something I was pretty sure I had mentioned but not been told NOT to do. Anyway, she said that was almost certainly the problem. As for next steps, she recommended magnesium citrate (1/2 bottle, then the other half in an hour if needed) and, as a last resort, a glycerine suppository. It took about three hours of agony, but finally resolved. And she told me to knock off the Zofran unless I was actually feeling sick. After a brief swing in the other direction, my digestive system is finally calmed down. It's a shame because my daughter's birthday is today--she's over at a friend's house for the evening but the plan was that we'd order Indian food last night for her birthday--mine is still sitting in the fridge. It's spicy and I think I need one more day of recovery before i attempt it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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