Constipated??? Sorry

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  1. itchycoo

    itchycoo Active Member

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    I'm almost 14 weeks and really badly constipated anyone else??? I'm wondering if it's the folic acid maybe?? Nothing seems to help 😞 Sorry if it's a tmi post!
     
  2. Gem212

    Gem212 Well-Known Member

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    I feel your pain! Mine has been awful, im so uncomfortable in the evenings and really gassy which my DH hates!!

    My doctor prescribed lactalose and i've been eating 3 prunes in morning and 3 in evening it seems to be working so far :)
     
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    purpleslurple Well-Known Member

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    I'm 30 weeks now and have suffered from constipation throughout. I was never very good before so I don't think that helps! I was taking 30ml of lactulose a day - 15ml am and 15ml pm with a big glass of water. It helps draw more water into the bowel to soften everything up so isn't an immediate cure. Now I just take 15ml a day as a maintenance dose to keep things moving and it has made a massive difference!

    My midwife also suggested glycerol suppositories if it gets to crisis point!
     
  4. itchycoo

    itchycoo Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies, think il have a talk to my doc about it! Think it's half the reason I'm feeling so tired and lethargic 😞
     

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