have chronic pain from a disabling pelvic condition. The pain I suffer from is both biomechanical and neurological. Relief for me is mostly from the meds, Tramadol, Cymbalta and Neurontin. But the catch 22 is that I can only take a moderate amount of these meds due to their constipating side effects. I am able to manage the constipation with diet, Miralax and Colace but I really need more of the meds to manage the pain. Can anyone recommend any of the newer pain meds that don't cause constipation. I've read that drug companies are working on these but I'm not sure if they are already on the market. Thanks for your help!!
Hi Giannoni , I don't know of any pill's that help but I can suggest dietary things ! Believe it or not Prunes or prune juice ,grapes bran ceral 1 apple a day and if you can eat one in the morning and 1 at night it really helps !!!!!Give it a try ! Good luck 77grace
Giannoni , go to http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/home Put " opiate induced constipation" in the search bar. They have been conducting clinical trials for this, but I'm not sure where they're at with it or if it's what you're looking for. You may also want to contact the drug companies and others directly and ask them if anything is new or in development. There may be plans for clinical trials in your area.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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