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I have tried all possible solutions to imobile bowel and constipation with the use of seroquil XR which I use for depression. Any suggestions?
Good question. I’m tagging other members who have experience with seroquel XR. @book2075 @seeker619 @missyb57 @jbyrd @sylviaanne @jmbjar have you any suggestions for IrishBruno about the side effect of constipation?
IrishBruno, you may also be interested in joining this discussion https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/seroquel-for-anxiety-ptsd/ How long have you been taking seroquel? What have you tried so far to get the bowels moving?
Have you tried fiber? Antidepressants make me constipated, but taking 4 fiber tablets a day solved the problem.
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Try Prune juice, dried prunes, dried apricots or dried peaches. With myCancer and pain medicines those work above everything, even Senna.
My situation with bowel movements began with some anti seizure medicationsyears ago. In time, when Islet Cell Cancer mestasized to the Liver,Spleen, Gall Bladder,, dried p GI and GU tracts, Senna and others were usedto no avail; however one mainstay was Prune juice, dried prunes–andanother two items that worked excellently were Dried apricots and Driedpeaches. Most likely at this stage of my cancer and hospice, mostconstipation is caused by pain medications. The items noted, work best forme.
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@irvkay312 Nice to hear from you. Sometimes the natural tried and true products are still our best option. Best wishes and prayers are with you!
My situation shows that there is no one size fits all. Consider your age, blood deficiencies, health conditions, over the counter medicines and prescribed meds. then individually seek your problem through research or trial and error.
I have tried fiber but not in pill form. Thanks. I’ll give it a try.
Prune juice did not work. I will try all of the dried varieties. Thanks.
Hi @irishbruno – have you shared the Seroquil XR side effects you’re experiencing with your doctor? That is the best way to get an understanding for what treatment options are available. It might also be worth considering seeing a specialist to rule out other GI issues that may be involved with the constipation in addition to the medication itself.
A bottle of magnesium liquid found in the “constipation” section of over the counter drugs works for me. I found that trick out after my Colonoscopy.
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