Laxido alternatives

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Hi ladies

So we all know it's really important not to get bunged up during recovery... I am struggling to get the balance right. I am eating well - lots of fruit and veg - and taking one sachet of laxido at night. However, it is making me bloated and uncomfortable and I got caught short this morning, which was upsetting, and didn't quite get to the loo in time.

Are there gentler alternatives I can try?

Helen

Xx

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    Could you try just lactulose instead? That is a stool softener rather than a laxative so you 'go' when you naturally need to go but it is softer and easier?

    Either that or only take half a sachet of laxido to see if that is better?

    I had terrible bloating and wind for the first week which gradually settled so I used peppermint tea And activated charcoal tablets to help.

    Hope things improve for you, Trina xx

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    Hi Helen,

    I had terrible problems with Laxido it didn't suit me at all. My consultant suggested Fybogel instead which was much better. You might want to check that it's ok for you as it's a "bulk forming laxative". It's quite gentle.

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    Hi Helen I had my op last Friday and was concerned but got straight on to a good diet. Fortunately I love prunes and have bought ready to eat ones in a bag from Tesco. I have about 6 of them for breakfast, and then eat a bowl of sultana bran and wholemeal toast. Haven't found I needed laxatives fortunately, but I know everyone is different and it is finding what works best. I also nibble at cherries and grapes through the day xx

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      Hi Helen, I had a posterior  repair, trying to be organised but have moments of gloom but also very pleased at finding this forum it really helps in gaining support and trying to be supportive. X
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      Couldn't agree more. Stumbling across this forum has been a game changer for me too. My top tips for managing the slow passage of time:

      1 keep some sort of routine, even if everyday tasks are punctuated with putting your feet up for a while

      2 good books and box sets

      3 visits from cheerful/positive people who don't get offended if you ask them to hang some washing out

      4 colouring books

      5 diary keeping or blogging

      6 pelvic floor exercise app or DVDs

      7 nappy sacks to put the multitude of pads you will need to dispose of in

      8 comfortable loungewear

      9 delicious seasonal fruit to snack on

      10 use this forum for advice and tips to support your recovery!

      Keep your chin up and your feet too when you need to!

      Helen

      Xx

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      Ha ha good list that Helen and yes have been doing most of them to. Especially number 4 today as my 5 year old granddaughter visited and we were colouring together and watching Disney films xx
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    Thanks ladies. I did think lactulose is a stool softener, but I could be wrong. I have some fybogel too, which I used on occasion before I had the surgery. If that's ok to use i could switch to that.

    Perhaps the half sachet is my best bet as it's what I have been prescribed, plus I love prunes so those are going on my next shopping list.

    ??Xx

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    Laxido like Lactulose can give you that bloated feeling. Have you tried stool softeners? Sometimes that's all you need if you're eating a good diet such as yours. Dulcoese is one over the counter capsules that you can take up to 3 times a day. I found I managed really well with that after my surgery. You could always ask for something such as Movicol on prescription of course which is a liquid.

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    Here's to healthy living ????????????

    Xx

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