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Feelinbad
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   Posted 7/14/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
was not sure were to post this so here goes, for about a week and a half now i have been having problems going to the bathroom when i do go to the bathroom its usually very small pieces of stool. i figured i was constipated and tried to take some milk of magnesium with a glass of prune juice and kinda the same thing happens small pieces of stool with alot of liquid... i would go to the doctor but right now i do not have health insurance , i have been drinking lots of water lately im running out of things to try and im getting really worried now can anyone help me out here im only 20 years old so i dont understand how this is happening to me!

IBSGOAWAY
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   Posted 7/14/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Go to a Pharmacy and get a bottle of Magnesium Citrate and a box of Fleet Enemas. Drink the bottle of Magnesium Citrate...the whole bottle.) It's gross so drink it chilled if you can, and have water on hand. Drink it quickly and get it over with. Then wait. You should start getting cleaned out about six to ten hours after that. You are going to go to the bathroom ALOT...so make sure you don't have anywhere to be.

Or....administer one of the fleet enemas to yourself by following the instructions on the box. This will cause you to immediately go.

Neither of these things is a long term fix. They are just to get you going and to give you some relief. If you continue to have trouble, the next step is to modify your diet so that you are getting enough fiber and keep drinking the water. You may just go back to normal (I hope! IBS is horrible!) But if you don't, then start looking at your diet and start exercising and you might want to try Miralax or probiotics or enzymes.

IBSGOAWAY
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   Posted 7/14/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I almost forgot...if you do either the Magnesium Citrate or the fleet enema and it doesn't work (the M.C. should work within twenty-four hours and the enema should work almost immediately) go directly to the emergency room because you do probably have an impacted bowel and they need to help you immediately.

Feelinbad
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   Posted 7/14/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok thankyou if i do either of them what kind of stool should i expect? and if its like it was when i took the milk of mag/prune juice should i then get medical attention?

IBSGOAWAY
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   Posted 7/14/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
You should expect diarrhea with either thing. I am almost sure you will be fine. The bm's you are describing sound like you are contipated...but if you are going at all...that means you probably aren't impacted. Of course I am not a medical professional, but I have been there more than I would like. I would recommend doing the Mag. Citrate over the enema because it is going to clean you out more fully. It is alot more uncomfortable, but your overall relief will be better. Good luck. Let me know how it all goes.

honestwoman50
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   Posted 7/14/2009 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Feelinbad,  you are young try some Miralax drink 3 8 oz glasses of it and it will get ya going.  Pluse make sure you are getting enough water and exercise and keep away from things that plug u up like bread.  This Miralax is mixed with water and has no taste unlike the Magnisum which is god awful but will make you go.  Good luck to you....L
Leslie King

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