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Taking Milk of Magnesia makes my stomach sick, only thing that helps me with constipation. What to do ?

When I take Milk of Magnesia it puts me in a fetal position because it makes me severely sick in my stomach not because I have to go to the bathroom. I have to take 2 capfuls that come with the bottle. It is the only thing though that help me with my consitpation. I have tried Miralax etc. My doctor wants me to take something daily because I have an anal fissue and diverticulitis? I am on strong pain meds along with alot of other medication . I have tried the Phillips pillls without success.
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi Dear,
Welcome to Health care Magic.
Constipation is not a disease but is a habit.
Fallowing things are advisable;
Take lot of vegetables and Fruits if possible .Avoid juices
Bread made of flour with its husk.
Daily regular visit to toilet at fixed timings, Try straining daily for defecation.
Isabgol husk two spoon along with two glass of water in evening helps a lot.
For acute costipation use some laxative tablet or liquids like cremalax etc.
but it should always be used when it is required ,like you took the tablets and your constipation is relieved then you stop the medicine ,but again you have to take the medicine when the hard stool occur .
Means you use the medicine when ever it is required so that your stool should not become hard and daily your body should acquire a habit of passing daily stool.
Apply some anesthetic lubricant jelly or cream in and around the anus before and after passing stool.It will enhance the healing of painful fissure.
Hope your query is answered.
Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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