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I am struggling with constipation with each chemo cycle & have been taking coloxyl & movocol, but I'm getting very bloated, is that from the drugs or constipation? It's very painful!

Jo Thomas Profile
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anonymous

Survivor since 2013 about 7 years
 
  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I too took miralax and pushed fluids. I also added benefiber and a probiotic.
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  • Erin Timlin Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2011
    Like Blair, I ended up using Prilosec as well. Not for constipation but for acidic grossness deep in my stomach. My oncologist thought it was responsible for much of my nausea. So about 1/2 way through 8 treatments I started that as well and I felt so much better which in turn helped my eating and drinking. So I guess it was all related after all for me. The prilosec is pricey but SO worth it!
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • vicki e Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Miralax is great. I also used stool softener a every morning and night. It was a constant struggle
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    I too took Prilosec for upset and miralax for the other. Worked wonderful. Good luck.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • jacqueline ortega Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Prune juice. Amazing. Totally works for me.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Blair Greiner Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I went to the emergency room it was so bad! Dr told me Prilosec EVERY morning and MIRALAX every night during entire chemo treatment. Never once had a problem after I started that routine! It is a mixture if the chemo and steroids doing that to you.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • terri chambers Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Take some dulcolax the day before chemo.. This work for me . Only take one table ..
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Jo, We --feel-- your pain! I took Miralax for the constipation. It worked well but gently. I would also consult with your oncologist. Take care, Sharon
    about 7 years Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I did dulcolax and it worked for me...except I did get diarrhea afterwards...lol
    about 7 years Comment Flag

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