This is the LAST question about this - I promise. Ok, so basically, I've got this ovarian cyst, which hurts like a mother****er and is taking its sweet time going away. The ER doctor gave me some Percocet to help with the pain, and it definitely does. However, I'm not much one for medication. I mean, I even hesitate to take Tylenol, so I think this stuff is pretty potent to me. I'm only taking a half a pill and its controlling my pain JUST fine. In fact, it even makes me want to take a nap for the first hour of every dose. Unfortunately, the real problem is that I haven't had a bowel movement in a couple of days, basically since starting the Percocet. Before taking the medication, I had very limited bowel movements for several days because it HURT so much to bear down with that dang cyst.
So....basically now I'm afraid to even try to have a BM (I don't feel like I need to anyway?) because as "backed up" as I am, it's going to hurt like a sonofabeach. I don't really want to throw any more meds into my system, but maybe an OTC laxative would help? Any home remedies? I eat oatmeal for breakfast every day and have been eating yogurt for lunch to try to help things MOVE THROUGH.