Thank you so much Amelia. Im surprised I hadn't run into these articles before, as I search WebMd's articles quite frequently. But I did not know laxatives could damage the colon walls, scary.
My doctors office is making me see all of the doctors in the practice so, so far I have not seen my actual doctor since my first 8 week appointment. The nurses line pretty much would tell me the same thing I either already know or what you all suggest. But I will make sure to talk to the doctor on my next appointment. Thanks again so much for the articles.View Thread
I have been terribly constipated lately. Even though I've already been diagnosed with IBS, this was the worst ever. Is it because Im further along (at 25 weeks and the baby is bigger)?
I was so desperate (and I mean I was in so much pain and crying and I felt like I was going to die on the toilet) last week that I took an enema, and my doctor did suggest early in the pregnancy that I use one because I was so backed up and she told me being backed up (a few weeks) definitley was not a good thing now that I was pregnant. So I thought it was okay to take it, I also took 2 Dulcolax. This was last Thursday and all these methods did work, but needless-to-say, I still havent had a BM since that day, so I decided yesterday to take just ONE dulcolax because I didn't want what happened last week to EVER happen again.
My question is, is it okay to take Dulcolax every few days? I've tried Colace, matter of fact I take 100mg of Colace every night and it does NOTHING, so whats the point? I do drink plenty of water and fluid and fiber, I have IBS so these things really dont help.View Thread
Okay so as some of you may know I have IBS. I have a hard time (like some of you) producing bowel movements. When I had my first daughter almost 12 YEARS AGO I was introduced to hemorrhoids. I was young, and didn't really understand them or what to do about them, so of course 11 years later what started off 1st Degree was now 4th Degree hemorrohoids. So I finally took the step to have a hemorrhoidectomy just in April to remove the "pain in the ass" pun intended lol. there-after, I had been really taking precautions as to not strain or push when I had BM's but now being preggers and even MORE constipated then ever before..needless-to-say... they're baaaaaaack. Had I known I was going to get preggers and get them AGAIN I would have waited and done the surgery later.
None-the-less, now that I am older and wiser I'd like to "nip this in the bud" ASAP. Any thing you ladies do at home at the first site of these darn things? I've tried soaking, wipes, etc. Do the creams really work? I have not tried those....View Thread
OMG hilarious. I am so glad my daughter is 11 and has her own room and bathroom. But if she ever does decide to get "nosey" one day and goes under my bed and look into my box labeled "classified" I dont know what I'd do BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!View Thread
I was gonna say the same thing. If you have the party AFTER the baby is born, I can see people unintentionally focusing on the baby more-so MJ. However, I dont think MJ will notice either way because she's so young. It whatever works best for you all. But idk Good luck! View Thread
LOL you guys sound like me. Okay Im gonna try the hand held mirror and my own clippers and maybe sit on the tub. I have a set of my own but have NEVER used them "down there" I usually use a ladies shaver. I REALLY dont trust DH down there just yet, I'd probably let him try maybe once when Im futher along. Thanks ladies, I knew I could count on ya! View Thread
I just wanted to know what your methods are for keeping yourself groomed "down there". I usually keep myself trimmed very very low and sometimes I just shave it all off. However now that I'm 6 months exactly, I cant even see my feet so I was wondering what on earth I should do now? I've thought about waxing but have NEVER done it before and I hear it hurts like CRAP, I've also been told to have my DH go and have at it, but OUCH Im scared he'll cut me or something.
If anything, what do you guys do? And I know this is "TMI" but what haven't we discussed here lolView Thread
I agree with the massages, heating pad, etc. But I wonder why your doc suggested you take meds for RLP? Or was it for the cramping? Because RLP is not that uncomfortable and it usually is just a sharp pain that goes away right away. I hope the cramping and bleeding stops, if not he needs to see you.View Thread