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Verapamil 180 MG

  • By GoatLady

    Is anyone on Verapamil? My doctor put me on this for my migraines two months ago. It helps a little in that it has cut the occurrence of the migraines to maybe once or twice a month. BUT it has created a new problem . . . I am constipated – seriously constipated!! And nothing seems to help that. I have tried almost every thing over the counter without much success. I am about ready to stop taking the Verapamil. Just wondering if anyone had the same problem.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi GoatLady,

    Thanks for your question – I’m sorry it’s taken so long to respond to you. Let’s me see what I can do to help.

    I’m happy to hear verapamil has been helping, that’s terrific. I had a VERY difficult time with constipation while I was on opioid therapy a number of years ago. Nothing over the counter OR prescription was helpful. I found Yakima Fruit Paste for the Lynx Cancer Network to be a lifesaver, truly. I’ll share the line for the recipe here;
    http://www.cancerlynx.com/fruitpaste.html.

    I would take about a tablespoon before bed each day and the results we amazing!

    Let me know what you think and good luck,
    Nancy

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  • By GoatLady

    Thank you! I am going to the grocery store tomorrow (and there is a health food store right next to it). I will give it a try.

    Diane

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  • By sssteviep

    I started verapamil about 2 weeks ago. I started at 120mg, im currently on 160mg going up to 240mg. It seems to help so far especially with intensity of the headache and symptoms. I think 240 mg is considered an effective dose according to doctor. It definetly slows down bowel movements but i havent had other side effects yet.

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  • By sssteviep

    Sorry to answer your question i started taking a magnesium supplement which is helping with constipation. I bought it in a powder that mixes with water.

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