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hrobinson
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Ghost- constipation

Post by hrobinson » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:12 am

I have constipated (severely) for 3 weeks now . My nurse told me I could take Colace and Metamucil together. Nothing seems to be working. i am afraid that as I am straining (sorry for tmi) that I am pushing my embryos out. Is it possible to strain so much that it causes the embryos not to implant?

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Re: Ghost- constipation

Post by angelaezra » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:47 am

Hrobinson - If that combination didn't work you can take a laxative as long as it does not have a stimulant because stimulants will cause the uterus to contract or cramp, which might expel the embryo. Something like Phillips (the one that states laxative free on the bottle). Trust me; I think a lot of us feel your pain! But, remember to run everything past your RE first. But, mine said it was ok.

I just re-read your post; if you more than a week or two past your transfer you shouldn't have to worry about expelling your embryos. But, the above advice should help you!

I hope you get some relief soon!

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Re: Ghost- constipation

Post by hrobinson » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:14 am

Thanks for the reply. I am not even a week past transfer date. I transfered last Sunday. I sometimes feel like I am straining so much that I am causing my uterus to contract. I certianly hope not.

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Re: Ghost- constipation

Post by PA_FA » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:28 am

Honestly whenever I feel like I have to go I drink a cup of coffee. RE and OB both said small amounts of caffine are ok. I have 1 cup a day in the morning like I always have. Even when I was on my 2ww. No coffee for me = big headache! Check with RE but 1 cup does it for me almost every day. Good luck getting some relief! :shock:
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Re: Ghost- constipation

Post by Psyllium » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:14 pm

PA_FA wrote:Honestly whenever I feel like I have to go I drink a cup of coffee. RE and OB both said small amounts of caffine are ok. I have 1 cup a day in the morning like I always have. Even when I was on my 2ww. No coffee for me = big headache! Check with RE but 1 cup does it for me almost every day. Good luck getting some relief! :shock:
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Re: Ghost- constipation

Post by Ghost » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:38 pm

hrobinson wrote:Thanks for the reply. I am not even a week past transfer date. I transfered last Sunday. I sometimes feel like I am straining so much that I am causing my uterus to contract. I certianly hope not.
My clinic recommends laxatives much like what you are taking. I've never heard the docs say it might threaten the embryos. If you are a weak past transfer, then they have already attached if they are going to.
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Re: Ghost- constipation

Post by salane » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:44 pm

I had SEVERE constipation leading up to my transfer and was a basket case!! My doctor recommended I try Miralax. So starting on my retrieval day and to my 3day transfer I drank the Miralax every morning. I took Colace at night and drank enough apple juice to sink a ship. And finally in the middle of the night right after my transfer I had success. And I was a basket case from then on to my beta thinking that I had strained too much and my embryos went away. But luckily they did not go away and I am currently about 12 weeks with twins on the way!! Good luck to you, I think that whole potty situation is just down right miserable. But really try Miralax and apple juice, I promise it should help get things moving along.

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