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Has anyone had a problem with feeling cold after using Miralax?

I, like others, go a week or longer without a BM and when I do have one the stool is very hard and I strain excessively. Miralax does help me but it makes my body feel extremely cold. When I had my last colonoscopy, after drinking the gallon prep, I was so cold I was shaking uncontrollably and... read more

There is a FDA petition to get Miralax off the market. What can you share about the side effects?

... listed and the serious problems that have been reported to the FDA for the last ten years without an action, even though the FDA came out and warned in 2011 that neuropshychiatric events were possible. Three or more children have died from seizures from this? Is this safe for children since it... read more

Is there anything OTC comparable to Lactulose?

I am taking Lactulose and it works well for me. My doctor wonders why I would always need it. Miralax doesn't work for me. Is there anything OTC that is comparable to Lactulose so that I don't have to depend on a doctor to get the help I need? Thanks

Lactulose - Can it be frozen with a juice to make it tolerable? When my husband takes the liquid?

... plain he gags and ends up puking. Can't read some of above. Can the liquid be mixed with Kefir and still be effective? His is 10 Gm/15ml Sil Hi/T. Does freezing Lise its effectiveness?

Constipated and gassy what is the best remedy?

Exactly 1 year ago I had small bowel obstruction surgery or I think it was called a bowel resection procedure but I have recently been constipated for 3 days with gassy stomach but unable to move my bowels due to severe constipation from a new medication for back pain. Have tried Miralax daily for... read more

I have been taking two tablespoons of lactulose a day for 10 days and I'm not having any results?

I get a lot of wind and with a fair amount of straining I might go 15% of what I would consider a normal bowel movement. I don't know if I am taking it at the wrong time of day or what but I need help.

Anal fissure from 4 weeks. Currently taking Senna8.6mg and Miralax. Still have hard BM initially?

I am currently suffering from Anal fissure due to constipation since 3 weeks. My pain has gone down considerably with fissure, however I have itching sensation. I am taking Miralax and Senna 8.6mg at night.In spite of taking all these, morning BM is hard initially and then its loose. I still see... read more

Is there any difference between generalac, lactulose? and miralax?

Sometimes when stools are hard I get very bad stomach aches - - motility problem which Dr said is due to scar tissue. I had been in hospital with viral bronchitis - hope life gets a little easier now.

How fast should Miralax be working when your taking it on a daily basis?

If you take a dose at lets say 4:30 and have been on miralax for a couple weeks when should you expect a bowel movement?

Gastroparesis and constipation: what works?

I was diagnosed with severe gastroparesis, and also esophageal spasms, and chronic constipation. So, I haven't gone in several days, despite daily Lizness and Miralax. I am currently doing prep for colonoscopy. I already drink massive amounts of water, so not concerned about dehydration. So I... read more

I used Contrave for a month and 1/2. Lost 9 lbs. Super! But I got constipated?

Has anyone else had this affect? I quit because of it. Even tried MiraLax, stool softeners, fleets, etc. Anyone found a way to continue Contrave with using something that worked for them? Shawn

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