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Post by jennjenn » Tue May 03, 2016 3:00 pm

Hahaha that made me literally laugh out loud! Blowfish haha.
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Post by bsdismeuc » Fri May 13, 2016 9:47 pm

LMAO @ this topic.. I have had the same issue tho.

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Post by OverOpanaMan » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:42 pm

Ok so I've been wanting to post on this subject for a long time just too lazy to create an account but in an attempt to try to save some of y'all's asses I did. Yes pun Intended. I myself suffer and have since I was a small kid from hard and large stools to the point where I would hold it for a month being scared of the pain. As I got older I tried everything from Miralax to enemas. Mag. Cit., lax, suposatorry, literally everything. But what do you do when all that is too late and your sitting on the toilet praying and reading these posts. I found something that doesn't fix our problem but it does help hugely. RECTICARE! AND VASELINE. It completely numbs your ass and lubes it up so you may still have to push but no more pain at all. Hope you heed the advice.

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Post by Behaviorgenius » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:08 pm

I did something rather careless and did not read the original post lol but I can obviously tell that this is about constipation. When I was on any dose higher than 8 mg per day the constipation was TERRIBLE. There were times -while I was on 16-24 mg per day- when I would not go for 5 to 6 days and times when I was literally traumatized while defacating. About a week or two worth of shit would come out and rip my ass open in the process. Since it wouldn't come out on its own, I would have to push...but when I pushed, it ripped and tore. Then it would bleed.

I am sorry this is SO disgusting...but my point is that 8 mg and under does NOT have that effect on me unless I (A) consume tons of antacids, (B) fail to drink a normal amount of water or (C) eat tons of candy, chocolate, dairy (cheese) and other things that harden the stools. I don't even take meds now for constipation and I usually go every day. Once in a while (like once every 3 months) I do take Miralax and that works better than anything IF you drink plenty od water with it!

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Post by aisllling » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:14 pm

So....for anyone that's tried "EVERYTHING" and is still having problems with constipation, here's something to ask your doc next time your in. A med called "movantik" fills those receptors in the bowel thereby keeping the receptors in suboxone from binding to them instead which is what causes the bowel to not function properly. This medication is NOT a laxative and does not work like a laxative, it simply allows or enables the bowel to behave in the manner it was meant to behave naturally and not become "paralyzed" and inoperable, so to speak!

Constipation can be avoided completely providing you follow the directions and take it exactly as prescribed. I had very severe of issues with constipation from suboxone treatment and while I have always eaten lots of vegetables and fiber and drink lots of water, prune juice etc., for some reason I was still having these severe and life altering issues and I didn't want to become dependent on a laxative. This has been like a new lease on life for me, and I recommend giving it a try if you've tried everything else! Best of luck!!

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Post by drp » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:31 pm

[quote="aisllling"]So....for anyone that's tried "EVERYTHING" and is still having problems with constipation, here's something to ask your doc next time your in. A med called "movantik" fills those receptors in the bowel thereby keeping the receptors in suboxone from binding to them instead which is what causes the bowel to not function properly. This medication is NOT a laxative and does not work like a laxative, it simply allows or enables the bowel to behave in the manner it was meant to behave naturally and not become "paralyzed" and inoperable, so to speak!"


I do not think that Movantik works if you are taking buprenorphine due to the Mu opiate receptor has buprenorphine strongly binding to it where the Movantik cannot work. Movantik works on 'pure opiates' since the Mu receptor doesn't have the opiates agonist binding strongly to the Mu receptor, thus the Movantik takes over the Mu receptor site allowing it to not be tied up with the pure opiate. Strong binding at the Mu receptor site by buprenorphine is why Narcan, nor Naloxone do not work as antidotes. I've tried Movantik while taking buprenorphine and it doesn't work for me. If it works for someone else that is awesome! Regards.

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Post by Amy-Work In Progress » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:03 pm

Hi drp! Welcome to our forum!

Thank you for sharing your experience with Movantik.

I'm wondering if Narcan actually doesn't work on buprenorphine or if no one has had to use it for buprenorphine because it wouldn't typically cause an overdose. My guess is that enough Narcan would work to overpower the buprenorphine, but I admit that I don't know for sure. I think I will go do a little bit of research!

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Post by Amy-Work In Progress » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:26 pm

You are correct that it is more difficult for naloxone to overcome buprenorphine induced respiratory depression, but there is at least one proven way to dose naloxone to effectively overcome buprenorphine. It is described in this article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16809994

Thanks for giving me a reason to look stuff up! Lol! I don't feel complete if I don't google at least once a day.

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Post by docm2 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:07 pm

3 years ago I was working as a Locums for a community behavioral health hospital. 16 bed units we have scattered around the state of Minnesota. We had a patient who had no tolerance to opiates having been hospitalized for about 4 months. Her 'boyfriend' sent her a letter. Right before passing out she told staff the letter contained Subutex powder and that she had snorted it. Over the next 30 minutes she received 4 doses of Narcan, the first two nasally by the medics and the next two IV in the ER before finally waking up enough to breath on her own. She was on a Narcan IV drip for the next 24 hours.
Narcan can overcome buprenorphine, just takes a lot.

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Post by carebear » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:52 pm

It actually makes me poop more frequently (generally speaking). And not just more frequent, but also I have slightly softer poop (but not diarrhea) - for whatever reason :P

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Post by David74 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:42 am

Try Senna teas after every meal.

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Post by David74 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:27 pm

8/2mg Suboxone worse constipation than 20-30 mg of Methadone for me at least.

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Post by Ragnathebloodedge » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:19 pm

Yea I haven’t had a real shit in almost a week and I just started on it 2 weeks ago. This stuff is more constapating than when I took high doses of Imodium to curb withdrawal. I wonder if magnesium citrate will help.
Another side effect I have is trouble urinating. Do this go hand in hand?

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Post by Amy-Work In Progress » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:40 pm

Ragna, all opioids have the potential to cause constipation and delayed urination. For me it was oxycodone that delayed urination, but everyone is different. Constipation is not a major issue for me, but the times I have been constipated have not been pleasant for sure.

What it comes down to is that each of us must weigh the importance of taking the medication versus any annoying side effects. To me it's an easy choice, but it may not be easy for others.

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Post by Ryan Ryan Ryan » Fri May 31, 2019 1:49 am

In Australia, I eat Kellogs All Bran and I have a regular bowel movement every morning. I'm on 12mg of suboxone. Fibre is the key for going to the toilet every day. I eat about 2 serves of it.

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Post by Pisces » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:10 am

Well I’m new here and what better topic than this 😂 A lot of good info here! I’ll share mines . Definitely water ! I try to wait before I take my morning dosage and drink coffee, water and on a good day that does it. I find if I don’t go a day that I will only get backed up and worsen the issue SO then carrot juice has worked for me & I got a tea called smooth moves ( wich I’ll drink at night ) and wake in the A.M ready to go . I love this product over laxative. I also found swallowing a pill vitamin or something in the morning helped too. I barley go after I take my dosage . But mainly stay hydrated folks & happy pooping 🥴🤣

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