Can you take Miralax to soften stool, and Dulcox together to help me go.
I would definitely take stool softeners (docusate sodium) in the morning and evening, about 400-500 mg each time. Then also try dulcolax laxative, 2 pills at bedtime. You should be able to go the following day but it's hard to say when. If that doesn't work, I'd repeat the dulcolax again that night and continue the stool softeners. You probably need the stool softeners every day of your life, but at a lower dose when you're not in so much trouble. Also you must keep up with drinking water throughout your day every day.
I've heard people have success taking aloe capsules but I don't know exactly what product they buy. Does anyone reading this know how to buy aloe for bowel movements? That would be a great thing to try. More natural than most laxatives and stool softeners. I've tried the juice but it didn't help.
SHEsevEN4; Yes I like color's answer except I would take the 3 ducolax tablets and you might get a suppository if you don't get much action soon and once you are clear Continue with the Docusate 100mg twice a day. am, and pm Try to drink plenty of water.
If still have problems use a mineral oil Enema. or also drink a bottle of Citric of magnesium take you pick. I had to use all of these when I got out of the hospital. Miralax to me and many is not worth the bother. I even took 3 times the powder a couple of times and finally the above was what did it.
Also, A HANDFUL OF GRAPES WITH EACH MEAL and the Docusate really worked great afterward to keep me regular. Good luck my friend and have a good weekend. Chuck1957
Miralax is in a class of its own. It is an
osmotic laxative which means the water stays in the stool keeping it side all the way through. As you know the intestines absorb liquid normally. Some Meds taking even more causing constipation making them dry and hard. I'm thinking specifically of the opioids.
Miralax does not intere with the sugar nor the electrolytes as others do. It could be touted as the most natural of the script laxatives. It stays soft and the fiber consistency is about as good as it gets.
If no results (it's been 4 days and are most likely umpacted) then you need to come up with a plan. How often is normal. If it's 2 days then on day #3 you have to do something about it.
The next gentle concoction is an oldie but goodie. Eat breakfast (eating stimulates bowels), get a really warm cup of coffee out of the microwave (the warmth of the coffee gets the peristalsis moving. The coffee contains caffeine which is a stimulant), and here is the dramatic ending
You take Milk of Magnesia 30cc and pour it into the coffee. You may have to nuke again for 15 sec.
Walk - take a walk to use the gravity to go downward .
Lastly, for routine good bowel heath...
Water and lots of fiber !
If all fails, see the other recommendations too! You may need a harder hitting bowel regime since its day. Plus if you are on a Meds that may cause constipation.
A bit of a more extreme method, but almost 100% chance of working is to try a tablespoon of castor oil (best mixed with orange juice). It is an old school method but works every time for me and my fiancé. It will absolutely clean you out though, so do it at a time when you have easy, quick access to a bathroom for at least a few hours.
Good luck to you, I know it can be painful to get stopped up like that!
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