I just weigh in same time same days, as it's what my doctors expect-- any other times they take care of in my office visits...
I used to be required to weigh in every morning and every evening, now it's three times a week, though I only log Sundays here on SP--and I do expect a certain amount of fluctuation. If it hits more than 5 pounds... If it's an overnight, sudden gain, it's probably water retention... and I call my kidney specialist! LOL If it's not so sudden, or if it hangs around longer than one reading, I re-evaluate any life circumstances that may have changed: diet, hunger issues, activity level, stress, medications...
MOON.NSTARS, the severity of your constipation situation can have dire consequences if allowed to go too long. TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. Maybe he/she can suggest an alternative pain medication--or refer you to a gastroenterologist who can help you sort out the constipation issues.
I had colon cancer, have been in remission for twenty months, and one of the main issues since treatment began has been constipation. Here's some information I found helpful while I was waiting to heal up after surgery: letstalkconstipation.com/treatment_options
...don't depend on OTC laxatives for more than two weeks without medical supervision. If you need them for a longer period, if I understand it right, these products can cause dependence issues, as well as preventing some nutrient absorption...
Try the tips about fiber (I highly recommend Benefiber!) and drinking water, that are mentioned in the articles, and even if you're in pain, you need to get moving. Doctors don't know WHY it helps, but it does. I have a feeling it might have something to do with improving abdominal muscle tone... I know when I miss a day of walking (rare, now! LOL), I really notice a difference.
I hope you can find a solution soon... it can be VERY uncomfortable, I KNOW!... like passing rocks!
Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 1/26/2012 (11:38)
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