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For the past two days, I've been eating almost nothing but pasta (trying clean out the cupboards some and save as much money as possible for Comic-Con next week).

Last night I was feeling terribly constipated, which is really unusual for me.  So unusual, in fact, I have NEVER used any sort of laxative.  Then I remembered there was a small box of Phillips Soft-Chews that I'd bought over a year ago for my grandfather.  I hunted around for it, and sure enough, there were a few pieces left, but they had expired in February.   Never one to bother with medicine expiration dates unless they are WAY out of date, I decided to try it any way.

The instructions said to take 2-4 pieces for "gentle overnight relief."  I'm a fairly large person, and am generally pretty resistant to most medicines, so I ate 4 pieces.

Big mistake.

This morning the constipation was gone, sure enough.  Only now my intestines had been put into a blender set on 'liquefy'.   Ooog.   I had to go to work, so I took a small dose of anti-diarrhea medicine to (hopefully) counteract the extreme effects of the laxative.  I'm also feeling rather dehydrated from the diarrhea.

"Gentle overnight relief", yeah right.



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Jul. 7th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
Diarrhea's no fun - I just got over a bout of it myself. Finally took some Imodium to counteract it, but that left me constipated for 3 days. Now I'm finally getting back to normal, but my colon is still in distress over the 10 days of extremes it experienced. My initial runs were caused by antibiotics, much like your grandma, but thankfully, there were no secondary infections or other sequelae...
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