Miralax Works for Me!
Had colon resection surgery in November 2007 for repeated flair-ups with diverticulitis. Was going along just fine, until I recently developed severe constipation for about two weeks. Was just miserable with the bloating, cramping and gas. Thought the worst, as I believed it was associated with the surgery. After an examination by my surgeon, which he stated all is well down south, he recommended Miralax. After a couple of days, things started moving again, without any side effects. Great stuff!
I too have the Big C!!! I have had trouble with this since I was born..I'm begining to think that I have IBS but never been diagnosed. I can't remember a time that I haven't been consitpated..even my mom talks about it as a baby I was consitpated..I have terrible bloating after about 3 days of not going..I have recently been diagnosed with fibromyaligia and the medications are making it even worse..I have never eaten so much fiber with nothing happening..very frustrating. I did buy some Miralax and found that after couple of days I did have some relief. Right now I am on day 5 without going...I am also so full of gas that I have to be real careful around people "if you know what I mean"!! I have been reading that you can take miralax everyday..my question is because the OTC is so expensive is there a generic prescription strength that your dr. can write for you? That would be great....So does it sound like I have IBs...I am 58 and have had a colonoscopy a few ago..just never persuede (sp?) my problem with a dr. about my chronic C....but I guess a diagnosis would be great and maybe some help with this problem..this is not normal!! It's so nice to have this website to be able to vent..where else can you talk about this..my husband is sure tired of hearing about my problem!!!..I'm so jealous of him when he has 2 and 3 BM a day sometimes!!!
thanks for letting me vent...
Yes Miralax is priced a little high... But isn't worth it if it provides relief?
Big drug chains like CVS carry three sizes starting at about $9.00, up to around $22.00 for the largest bottle. You may also search on-line for better pricing.....