This is the first time I have had this condition. He has had me on Miralax the past two days and it has not been effective. I took two Correctol laxitive pills approximate two hours ago. How long should I wait to take the magnesium citrate (if the laxitive pills do not work?)
I get constipated once in a while from taking my pain meds. I found out what works for me the best is to go to Walmart and buy the walmart brand of stool softeners. On the morning where I feel constipated I will take 3 of the stool softeners with a large glass of water and in about 15 to 30 minutes I am then ready to go to the bathroom..
Also, I totally agree about the warm Prune Juice also. I just theink the stool softeners are cheeper to buy in the long run..
I am sure that this works for most people. I have not had any luck with it for my son. He drank a full bottle, with no result. Before putting a lot of chemicals into your body I would try as many natural fixes as possible. Prunes, asparagus, peaches, avacados, and apple juice are things that the gastroenterologist has told me to try for my son. I have been told to keep him away from bananas. Be sure to drink lots of water (miralax can cause minimal dehydration) and limit your juice intake (I had a doctor tell me that this can decrease the miralax's ability to work properly). However, before completely giving up on the miralax, I might have a helpful hint: the gastroenterologist that I take my son to says that it is okay to take up to 4 caps of miralax in a day. Actually, my son has done a colon clense (which may help you) of 32 ounces of gatoraide (any flavor) and 7 caps of miralax. I recommend doing this on a day off or when you can be home. I hope this helps you with your situation.
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