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I had mY TKR 4 months ago under spinal anesthetic and its been fine. Mobility is almost back to normal, hardly any pain, very little swelling, but going to the loo is a fight. I expected to be consipated after the op and they gave me some stuff to take. I eat a good diet, high in fiber, low in sugar, plenty of veg of all sorts and colours, and very little fat, but I am still having problems. I walk 2 miles at least most days with the dogs and I am back teaching dance to adults and children. So I am eating and exercising. Has anyone else suffered in the same way

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    Anything with hydrocodone will give most people constipation...Vicodin, Norco and others.  This is because the drug is based on a codeine molecule.  There is little to no constipation with OXYcodone (Percocet); same pain killing effects. Switch if you can.  If you're NOT on opioids, what else could be causing the prob-loo???  PS: Ducolax also helps.

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      Not taken any hydrocodine or anything similar since the night of the op. I have been using senacot when absoluely nessesary. Going to try two or three days on fruit and yoghurt.
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    Yes, I had similar issues. My sister takes coconut oil for current similar probs. I ate prunes, dates, almonds and took prunelax tabs. I ended up reducing my medication as much as I could. Water is important too. Drink lots of it. And oats. Good luck!
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      I have heard the hyp on coconut oil, but as the jurys still out i'll stick to cod liver oil. I eat dried fruit, fresh fruit and oats everymorning for breakfast and have upped my water as my kidneys failed after the op.

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    The spinal affected me badly Lynne along with the codeine.  I use orange fybogel at the first sign of trouble - don't know if you've tried it but it's gentle on the stomach and works well. 

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    Hi Lynne, yes I had the same for a while. As Jane says Fybogel orange is excellent. I take it regularly as I also have mild diverticula disease. My GP gives it me on prescription, but still had to resort to Sennacot on more than one occasion!

    I hope you return to normal soon! (Forgive the pun)

    All the best

    Marilyn

    XX

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    Try laxido.

    Sarah

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