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I have suffered constipation for 15 years due to nerve damage to spine I've tried so many different laxatives anyone find any really good please

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    Hi, I have tried everything but recently tried natural senna tea, I have one early evening and works next morning, it's worth a try if you haven't already.

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    Hiya MarieAzzi84 😊 I've suffered from constipation all my life and it's worse now due to the medication I take. I was lucky if I had a bowel movement once a fortnight! My record is 5 weeks, No joke!

    My problem is really painful, hard stools and not getting the urge to go. I was prescribed macrogol (a stool softener) it's a powder, you mix with water and drink, it does work but you have to find a balance between hard stools and the runs! It also doesn't stimulate your bowels to get the urge to go either. Also, the taste makes me heave and I even threw up on one occasion, it tastes like salt and sugar mixed with water 😷 yuk!

    Any way, I stumbled upon a miracle on the medicine shelf in a shop and need to shout it from the rooftops!! I was looking for a stool softener called dulcoease, it's basically macrogol in tablet form as I just can't stomach the drinks anymore and found something I'd never seen for constipation before, Epsom Salts! (Magnesium Sulphate)

    It said on the tub it was for the relief of constipation, so I thought I'd give it a go. Well, I'm amazed! After being bunged up for nearly two weeks, I had an easy to pass stool the morning after I had the drink. It works by drawing water into the bowel, to soften the hard poo that's already in there and it also gently stimulates your bowels to give you the urge. (my meds really slow my digestive tract down) after all these years of suffering, I'm so so so happy and relieved, it's unbelievable! I really hope this can help other people with chronic constipation like me, I really do! Xx


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      sorry elly I've just found your message I get thousands of emails but I will try these Epsom salts and see how I get on cause me to I'm on a lot of medications thanks for your help take care

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