Have any of you used Phopho Soda long-term, as a laxative, not a colon prep?

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jbara
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   Posted 2/18/2006 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I have suffered from IBS for over 30 years, and ultimately became laxative dependant.  about 3 years ago, I started using phosphosoda once a week (3 Tbs) just so I could have a BM (nothing else would do sad )... yea, that's the nasty stuff some docs recommend as a colon prep.  Anyway, about 6 months ago, I developed pain in my URQ that has been getting progressively worse.  I am to the point that I think I should mention it to my doc, but first wanted to see if there was anyone else out there who has used phosphosoda regularly, as a laxative.  I doubt there's a connection between my pain and my long-term use of phosposoda, but I just came across some interesting information about kidney dangers being associated with phosphosoda in some people.
 
Jamie

Franky
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   Posted 2/18/2006 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
What is URQ?

I've tried it but had stomack pain.

jbara
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   Posted 2/18/2006 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Upper Right Quadrant pain... the pain actually feels likes it's in my right ribcage, sometimes radiating to my back.


pb4
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   Posted 2/18/2006 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
jbara,

How long have you been using the phospho??? Have you been using it everyday faithfully for the last 3 yrs???

Please STOP, it can cause problems, of which I can't remember correctly, something to do with causing ulcers in the intestines, if you go to the Crohns forum here at HW and simply post a new topic asking "what are the effects of using phospho on a regular basis?" Then I know you'll get the appropriate info from someone there, but please don't take it anymore.

take care

jbara
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   Posted 2/19/2006 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
pb4, thanks for the response.  In answer to your question, no I have not been taking it every day, but I have been taking the maximum dose (3 Tbs) every week for about 3 years.  I'll take your suggestion and pose the question on the CD site... because I have UC (diagnosed 2 years ago), think I will raise the question on the UC too.  I've never heard of phosphosoda causing intestinal ulcers... should be interesting to see what kind of response I get.

pb4
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   Posted 2/19/2006 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just there, glad you posted over there...although surprised that so far no ones mentioned anything about the ulcer type sores that I'm sure I heard about somewhere???? Anyhow, hopefully you'll get good guidance and info over there from my fellow CDers (I put my 2 cents in over there as well to see if it would strike any response of the possibility of that being a concern or if I was mistaken about something eles)

take care
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