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By screaming monkey / Wednesday 4 April 2012 10:13 / United Kingdom - Whitton
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Well then you are not actually.allergic to codeine, as doc bastard will tell you codeine is very commonly hard on the stomach and vomiting is a very common SIDE EFFECT but not an actual allergy. Now if you got a rash or hives or your tongue swelled up that's another story entirely

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Senseless_487 - Sorry to disappoint you, but Llamacod is right. A lot of people tell me that they are allergic to certain medications because it makes them vomit. That isn't an allergy, it's an intolerance. There is a world of difference: an allergy can kill you, an intolerance can not.

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Oh God! You mean more than one drug can have similar effects on the body?! What is this madness? Also, Pitocin is a trade name for synthesised oxytocin. Smart ass.

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It's a shame that pharmacogenomics are taking so long to map out. On the plus side we'll probably be laughing about it in 60 years :D

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How long did your med school last? Just curious cause im considering getting my degree in pharmacology and it is usually a four to six year period plus continuing education. I'm on a cell, and new to the site. don't know how to im you. Plus I got suspended from this site for a minute. :-P

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No Miralax, TEA! Oolong or pu-erh tea. Oolongs help with digestion and pu-erh teas are a natural laxative. Why do people always try to fix one medicine's side effect with another medicine?

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I take oxycodone for ankle and back pain, and have the same problem. Miralax doesn't work well for me. Try eating more fiber, taking fiber supplements, drink plenty of fluids, and try some dried prunes or prune juice. Much more gentle for pain-med constipation. Sorry, OP, it sucks!!

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Micahsmommy, it's not always good to mix herbs or teas with medications. You never know how they'll respond. They should have prescribed you a stool softener to help. Don't push too hard or else you'll be in more trouble that you started out with.

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122- There is a difference between medicinal herbs and teas with benefits. Oolong teas naturally have digestive and metabolism benefits but yes you do not want to mix it with say Miralax or a medicine that will do the same thing because it would've overkill.

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24, do you often give birth to children wrapped in barbed wire? Because mine didn't come with that option.... Seriously though, in my opinion, the two types of pain can't be accurately OR fairly compared. Every labor is different - I lucked out with my first born... I hardly needed any medication. My friend, however, required an epidural early on, and she typically has a higher pain tolerance than I do.

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Actually, child birth is the perfect thing to compare colon surgery to. I've had three children, only one labor going smoothly or easy. And I have also had colon surgery. Barbed wire babies is an incredibly apt description of how it feels to have even a normal sized bowel movement after that kind of surgery. And diarrhea is no walk in the park after that kind of surgery either, which I suspect OP will find out after they OD on stool softeners or Milk of Magnesia like I did. It simply changes the pain from barbed wire to the flames of Hades himself. OP: Sitz baths, sitz baths, sitz baths. Get a good long series of movies or a TV show you can watch in your personal hell that's going to last a lot longer than your surgeon told you. Try to find that perfect amount of stool softener or Milk of Magnesia that will make things more bearable. And lastly: Lidocaine is your best friend. If you haven't been prescribed any, call your surgeon's office and get some as soon as possible!

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And they crash and burn and yet still some hapless fool will follow... And two days from now, lo and behold, there shall be yet another, "That's a shitty situation!" or "That stinks!" or "That's punny!" You can lead a sheep to water but you can't make it drink. So instead you must drown it, to teach it not to be so goddamn lame.

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It's all shits and giggles until someone gets mad for something old..... Kinda like its all shits and giggles until you start to crap out a baby covered in barb wire

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