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Put on a steroid for throat infection, constipated, started periods, stomach hurts. What to do ?

I have just recently been put on a steroid that I m almost done taking and an antibiotic for my throat , which is suppose to make me have diharrea and cause it to be a bit red. I also started my period today...but I haven t been able to poop. Everything was normal up until I started my period and I began taking the stomach hurts as if I need to poop but no matter how long I sit and try, I just can t. What can I do?
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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hello.. steroids and antibiotics can cause constipation.. you need to show the doc to change the medication.. some people also get constipated before getting periods due to hormonal changes..i suggest relax...go for you walk daily for 45 mins.. have 3-4 cups green tea/day.. eat fruits and nuts for breakfast, salad with lunch and dinner...avoid fried, sweets and breads ot any other junk foods.. drink lot of water.. sleep well..
Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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