As I indicated, she's going to take the Senekot tonight and see. I looked up Miralax, and the it's directed for 17 years of age and older. Under that, it should be directed by a Physician.
She did have a BM today, but it wasn't much, and what concerns me is that it was pencil thin. I hope that isn't an indication of any problems starting again, especially so soon after the nightmare ride we were on.
She did take 2 Senekot last night, but it didn't really work very well. She did have a small BM though, but still has a full feeling. She's only used it a couple of times, so don't have much experience with it. Should she take it for a few nights, or should it have worked with just one dose?
I was going to get her the Senekot-S, tomorrow if this dose doesn't resolve anything. I believe the Senekot-S, is laxative plus softener. I'm wondering how many days she should keep taking this if she doesn't get a good result.
Well I guess the Senekot worked to some degree. My daughter had a large and normal BM this afternoon. She did increase her fiber for the last couple of days as well. Normally, she hardly eats any. We'll have to see if she goes normally over the next week, but if not I won't hesitate to get more Senekot rather than let it go on too long.
You can try psyllium fiber, either Metamucil, or I buy the health food store psyllium , the very fine ground up one.
It is cheaper and it does not container anything except the psyllium. The easiest way to take it. Put one full rounded
teaspoon , in just half a glass of favourite juice, stir and gulp down quickly before it thickens. And then chase
with somemore juice. This is how my gastro told me to take it. I have been doing it on and off for years this way.
If you put it in a full glass , by the time you get to the bottom of it , it has already thickened, and for a young
teen , it would be kinda hard to drink. This is very safe to take everyday, they actually promote it in certain
cereals. If you buy the metamucil one, don't buy the one with aspartame, it may aggravate the situation.
Thanks for the suggestions. The ones that know me here might remember some of my posts refering to my daughters stubborn taste buds. While your suggestions sound good, my daughter would likely not go for anything that has taste issues. She absolutely gags at anything thats off to her.