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so since monday i have been constipated. i took lactulose up until Thursday lunchtime which made me go for big poo,s but never seemed to make me feel like i was empty and fully unconstipated. on Thursday lunch time i got a telephone appointment with a doctor and she prescribed me movicol which i have been using from Thursday on wards same thing i am going for poo,s feeling less constipated but never feeling empty. day by day i seem to be getting a little less constipated all round but still feel generaly a little constipated. im 15 and the doc prescribed me movicol 6.9g sachets but it was recommend for 5-11 year olds so i went from taking 2 to 4 sachets a day which is equalivent to taking 2 adult saches a day. should i be worried as its saturday so about 5 days since i started feeling constipated or will the movicol just work in the next few days and flush me out? it crossed my mind i could have faecal impaction but i show no symptoms of it and have been pooing although i am taking laxatives but just not as many as the high dosage required to treat faecal impaction.

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    Are you drinking plenty of water and on a high fibre diet ? A couple of oranges a day often help.

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      i am drinking about 2l water a day and eating apples,bananas,raisins and prunes. For main meals i am eating things like chicken and rice and fibre cereal for breakfast.

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      Brown rice is a whole-grain rice with the inedible outer hull removed. This is as compared with white rice, which is the same grain, also with hull removed, but also with the bran layer and cereal germ removed. Red rice, gold rice, and black rice are all whole rices, but with differently pigmented outer layers.

      I used to put bran on my cereal for extra fibre.

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