Posted 5/6/2006 8:27 PM (GMT -8)
I've been using the Miralax for just about 1-1/2 weeks. It took 5 days to finally start working, but oh my, it really worked. Here's the problem (or 2) - when I've used regular laxatives like Ducolax or Senna capsules, I always felt like I was done, that everything came out. I don't have that feeling with the Miralax, I'm still bloated (like I've been pumped up with gas), I feel like I haven't finished and my bm's are quite skinny and soft. The soft part is actually fine, but the rest I'm not comfortable with. You should hear the gurgling that goes on as well - very loud. I've been having horrible spasms in my rectum (again), I'll sit on the toilet for quite a while, pass gas and then out comes a marble.
I realize the Miralax is a different type of laxative - but shouldn't I feel like I'm done, rather than I still need to go? I end up feeling this way all day and quite honestly I don't like it. It's like I have to go really badly, but I've already gone. (Make sense?)
What am I doing wrong with this stuff? I'm taking the 17 gr dose in juice and drink plenty of water.
I give up - I just can't win for losing and I'm strongly tempted to go back to my other laxatives.
Any suggestions or ideas, or does this eventually work itself out and I'm freaking out for nothing?