My doctor suggested Colace. I tried 100 mg but found it was too strong. I learned that I could order 50 mg from the Pharmacy since it's a pediatric dose that is still considered an OTC product.
Colace 50 mg seems to help things remain consistent for me. Also a probiotic I take each evening - Nature's Way, Primadophilus Reuteri Superior Probiotic, #90 count bottle (I find these in the refrigerated section at a health food store). I am sensitive to dairy so that's why I take the probiotic by pill form but if you can tolerate dairy, I would also eat one or two Stonyfield yogurt cups a day (they provide the highest concentration of acidopholis in a yogurt form).
I tried Metamucil but it gave me a very noisy gut, then I tried fiber con but it didn't help at all. My doctor kept saying all I needed was a mild stool softener and finally gave me the samples - Colace, 100 mg. I did like Colace, a lot, from the beginning. But the 100 mg is just too much for my touchy system now. If someone were to get C from time to time 100 mg would be a good choice. But C has never been my problem. I go all the time!
Ask your doctor about Colace.
Be careful though, some generic forms of Colace are fine but a few contain sennasides. You do not want sennasides!
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening