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Dreading another sleepless night😢

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returnofflyinghandbag Tue 29-Sep-20 22:20:12

Hi all,
I am constipated with stomach pains and my usual leg pains so I don't think I'm going to have a nice time tonightsad.

I have to be at work for 9am tomorrow but if I don't sleep then I'm phoning in sick, I don't care, I'm not having another day of dragging myself to work on no sleep and feeling awful.

If I am up all night I'll be available for a chat with anyone else who is unfortunately also up. X

Lexisgranny Tue 29-Sep-20 22:27:55

Have you any prunes in the house FH? A few of those should sort you out. When I get pains in my legs it French helps to elevate them.

Aldom Tue 29-Sep-20 22:34:37

Hi FH. Sorry you're not feeling so good. If you do a search on GN you'll find lots of advice on constipation which may be of help. Hope you get some sleep.

Lexisgranny Tue 29-Sep-20 22:40:38

Don’t know where ‘French’ came from, I thought I typed ‘often’!

Vickysponge Tue 29-Sep-20 22:41:06

Agree with Aldom FH. Hope you manage to sleep. There is nothing worse than being awake when you are tired.

May7 Tue 29-Sep-20 22:44:17

Prunes are really good for constipation and you dont need many. Try taking them regularly at breakfast time FH. Have you got a long pillow you can use in bed to raise and help with your legs?

TwiceAsNice Tue 29-Sep-20 22:47:05

I have always found dried apricots to be even better than prunes and yes a pillow under your legs does help. Hope you sleep

BlueSky Tue 29-Sep-20 22:59:02

Hi FH prune juice is even better but obviously you don’t have any at the moment. Yes the body pillow is quite helpful to find a comfortable position. You are right in phoning in sick if you can’t sleep, you don’t get any medals anyway. Hope you manage some sleep x

returnofflyinghandbag Tue 29-Sep-20 23:04:49

Thanks all... I've taken a Laxido powder, so I'm hoping it works, I feel awful. X

Summerlove Wed 30-Sep-20 00:21:56

I hope you’ve found relief!

crazyH Wed 30-Sep-20 00:37:00

Returnof...a few years ago one night, I suffered from awful stomach pains. It lasted the whole night, my stomach bloated to the size of a 9month pregnancy -it felt like it was goi g to burst. The culprit was a glass of my friend's home made fruit juice, with fruits she grew in her garden. She was an a eccentric 80year old and her hygiene wasn't the best. To cut a long short. The pain and bloating lasted me for days . I was diagnosed with IBS. I can honestly tell you, that drink was the cause of it. I do hope you'll feel better soon.

returnofflyinghandbag Wed 30-Sep-20 13:01:33

crazyH

Returnof...a few years ago one night, I suffered from awful stomach pains. It lasted the whole night, my stomach bloated to the size of a 9month pregnancy -it felt like it was goi g to burst. The culprit was a glass of my friend's home made fruit juice, with fruits she grew in her garden. She was an a eccentric 80year old and her hygiene wasn't the best. To cut a long short. The pain and bloating lasted me for days . I was diagnosed with IBS. I can honestly tell you, that drink was the cause of it. I do hope you'll feel better soon.

I have 2 relatives with that, one just doubles over and the other sobs in pain with a hot water bottle and makes my cry. That sounds awful. Hugs x

returnofflyinghandbag Wed 30-Sep-20 13:03:36

I managed to sleep but the Laxido hasn't taken effect and I am terrified to take another one as I am busy tomorrow. X

JenniferEccles Wed 30-Sep-20 13:21:36

Are you keeping your fluid intake up? Do you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables ?Also I believe exercise helps.

I also seem to remember reading that painkillers containing codeine can cause problems.

TerriBull Wed 30-Sep-20 13:27:24

'My husband has suffered from a recent bout of constipation and our very good pharmacist recommended "Fybogel" sachets of an orange drink, it's quite mild apparently, the user needs to take it for a couple of days before the effects are felt, but does work I'm told. I hope you manage to sort it out, I have sleepless nights they're a pain in the neck and sometimes so tired the next day depending on how restless I've been during the night.

Good luck.

returnofflyinghandbag Wed 30-Sep-20 13:32:52

JenniferEccles

Are you keeping your fluid intake up? Do you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables ?Also I believe exercise helps.

I also seem to remember reading that painkillers containing codeine can cause problems.

Yes, I do drink a lot, I eat a lot of potatoes and watermelon and occasionally broccoli. I also like frozen berries.
I only take Paracetamol. X

returnofflyinghandbag Wed 30-Sep-20 13:35:36

TerriBull

'My husband has suffered from a recent bout of constipation and our very good pharmacist recommended "Fybogel" sachets of an orange drink, it's quite mild apparently, the user needs to take it for a couple of days before the effects are felt, but does work I'm told. I hope you manage to sort it out, I have sleepless nights they're a pain in the neck and sometimes so tired the next day depending on how restless I've been during the night.

Good luck.

Thanks... I have Laxido orange sachets, they are disgusting but worth it. I suffered from a thing called Faecal Impaction last year, it was dreadful, I thought I was going to die, it stopped me from sleeping and I was hallucinating from lack of sleep and I was in agony.
I'm better now though, apart from much less severe constipation. X

Aldom Wed 30-Sep-20 13:51:12

Look after yourself FH. Please get medical advice if the problem persists. I know how painful and potentially dangerous faecal impaction is because my late husband was hospitalised with it. Sending you good wishes and a hug.

returnofflyinghandbag Wed 30-Sep-20 14:10:08

Aldom

Look after yourself FH. Please get medical advice if the problem persists. I know how painful and potentially dangerous faecal impaction is because my late husband was hospitalised with it. Sending you good wishes and a hug.

Hi, thanks for your concerns, but I think I should be fine once I have been to the toilet. It's not faecal impaction as I had diarrhoea with that. Hugs. X

BlueBelle Wed 30-Sep-20 14:37:53

I was then going to have my lunch, changed my mind now 😥

Lexisgranny Wed 30-Sep-20 14:48:57

FH that combination must have been quite something.

Charleygirl5 Wed 30-Sep-20 14:57:13

Far too much information about your bowel habits for laydees like me.

Esspee Wed 30-Sep-20 15:06:12

I see nobody has suggested senna tablets. Useful in emergencies.

Callistemon Wed 30-Sep-20 15:44:19

Dried pears/prunes
Sprouts (but leave the room if you get wind first!)
Drink lots of water, preferably warm.

Do they still sell Ex-Lax?

Grandmabatty Wed 30-Sep-20 16:11:42

Ask GN to move this to the health forum. More appropriate place