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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:38 pm 
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My stomach has been an issue my whole life.. I have gastritis and IBS which has been made 100x worse on the subs. I've posted about this before and actually stopped subs once because of the bad constipation. I'm on 2-3mg subutex a day and I take 3 stool softeners and 1 exlax every night which helps me go but is irritating my stomach. I have tried everything else w no luck. I am wondering if there is anyone on Subs who has no stomach problems? Or anyone who eventually got their got functioning normally after a few months and takes no laxatives. Also what dose of Subs are you on or were you on when your stomach got some relief?
Thank you so much! I would be so much better if I could just get rid of the stomach issues.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:33 am 
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I actually have regular BM on sub. I have had regular movements the whole time, from 20 mg to less than 1 mg. Every time I dose, I have to go like 15-20 min afterwards. I think it may be the naloxone affecting me.

My girl has been having issues recently though, and for her, I suggested the Miralax powder which is what I used to use when maintaining with loperamide. We have both had good luck with that without the excessive stomach pain that comes with stimulant laxatives.

Someone else I know used to swear by a cigarette and a glass of OJ first thing in the am... lol at that, but it worked for him!

If you usually spit the saliva after I'd start by swallowing it instead, that does the trick for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:31 pm 
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You're so lucky... I am getting depressed worrying about my stomach and if I will go to the bathroom. Its becoming a slight obsession. :(


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:53 pm 
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When I first started taking Suboxone in 2010 i was still drinking now and then on the medication. Wine or beer here and there and I was constipated all the time.
This time that i started back on suboxone 8mg a day in 2013. I quit drinking and I have normal BMs. I also started exercising 3-4 times a week and eating lots healthier. (more fiber) I eat yogurt for breakfast every day . This helps too.

Hope it gets better for you!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:26 pm 
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everytime i hit the DQ for a sundae or milkshake at night, the next morning is wonderful thing.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:23 am 
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Hi there,

I've been on Sub for over 6.5 years now (minus a few quit attempts years ago that lasted very short periods of time). Have had MAJOR bowel issues and was lucky if I had one a week (and it was so painful). I know this is horrible for the body, (most) people are supposed to have three bowel movements a day to my knowledge (read from Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Diet book, here's her website- http://kriscarr.com ).

As the years went by, I started to use enemas, even if it was just to break it up so it wasn't so painful and wouldn't cause bleeding coming out. That helped tremendously.

Then I was on a stimulant medication for ADD. A side effect of that was having a bowel movement when the pill kicked in in the morning. Have been off that drug for a few months now (thankfully, way more negative effects than positive and it was hard to get off of) and still have bowel movements every morning. It's like my body finally got used to how things are now and I don't have a problem with it (as long as I'm alone, if someone else is around, forget it.) I also drink a ton more water today than I used to.

Not sure if any of this helps but try enemas and make sure you're getting enough liquids. See if that makes any difference. Hope that helps. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:58 pm 
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Hi csinny,

Sorry you're still having such a hard time with this. My first question for you is, have you seen a doctor yet? Especially a gastrointestinal specialist. It is not normal for you to be having this much trouble in that department.

I do know that a person is not supposed to take a laxative every day. Fiber is okay but nothing chemically induced. And Sage, no, it is not normal for a person to have a BM three times a day unless they are either a vegetarian or vegan. And even then they are eating too much roughage. What is normal is once per day or even once every 2-3 days, depending on the person and how much they eat.

That is another thing that needs to be taken into account. How much food are you eating? A person with an eating disorder may not go for two weeks due to the lack of food ingested.

So please go see a gastroenterologist as soon as you can, and then report back.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:53 pm 
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Hi.... I take sub's and also have IBS. What's helps me is fiber pills. I take generic Walgreens brand. It's called Wal-Mucil. It helps soooooo much! I also eat bran flakes (I add sugar) in the morning..... When I use to get those lovely IBS cramps I would tell my hubby .. "I got tha icky belly"! Felt like I was going to die! The only thing that helps when I would get the attacks is to relax my body. The cramps hurt but just not as bad.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:41 pm 
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Just a suggestion for anyone that suffers severe constipation as a side effect (as do I), I regularly see a GI doctor due to other nonrelated issues but MiraLax is the ONLY thing that helped me. I have tried increasing my water intake, laxatives, stool softeners, enemas :shock: (which was a traumatizing experience haha)... I tried amitiza and some other constipation medication but it made me so nauseous and I was throwing up and having terrible pain/cramps. my GI dr told me that it is perfectly ok and safe to take MiraLax everyday if needed. He told me that it is even safe for kids to take. They even have a generic brand at some stores that is a lot cheaper! (Kroger brand is what I get) If I remember correctly it increases the amount of water in your bowels so it helps a TON with hard-to-pass BM's. It doesn't give you diarrhea just helps loosen your stools and helps you fully empty your bowels. If your lucky you will go twice a day which is a MIRACLE for me, I wouldn't be able to go for WEEKS!! No joke. Of course always ask your dr prior to taking anything (including OTC), just sharing what worked for me!! Hope this helps someone :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:22 pm 
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Hey, please watch taking laxatives every single night you will eventually have to increase your dosage higher and higher and soon you'll be taking a whole box at once and still won't get relief.

I have found the only way for me to get a daily BM is to wait to take my dose until I go. I am on 3 mg and I literally don't take it until I go to the bathroom and that has been my saving grace since I couldn't handle not going to the bathroom the bloating alone drove me insane.

I started to go down the laxative route and then realized I didn't need another addiction, so this is what has worked for me.


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 12:38 pm 
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When I was higher doses I took up to 3-4 things with no luck.
Finally a pharmacist recommended miralax,generic is available,and it works.
It takes a few days,it's very gentle but effective,and I had to lower dose.
It tasteless can be put in any liquid no thickening.
Since my dose lowered no issues.
Occasionally if it does I find a glycerin suppository works fast and can get one back on track.
Takes about 15-30 minutes but seems to help.
Sometimes it's better to attack from other side than from stomach just to get things moving.


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 12:57 pm 
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I agree completely with the suppository. It's worked for me every single time within 30 min or so. It's actually one of the only things besides applesauce, that helps me personally.

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I eat oatmeal in the mornings because it is rich in fiber. But the cheapest way to go is the walmart brand fiber,generic for metamucil. It is around 12 dollars for a 3 month supply.


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Dear Lord I was just thinking of this today, after having to plunge my toilet for the third time this week. I'm usually regular, but not on subs. I drink a ton of water and chow down watermwlon, but still......

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