I take Miralax everyday and have been for over 3 years. Its not like a regular stimulant type laxative, its an osmotic laxative that works by pulling water into the bowel to help move the waste along. Most people with constipation have problems when their waste/stool dries up and makes it harder and longer to pass.
The Miralax can cause some gas in the beginning but that usually goes away after about
a week. It has been a wonderful thing for me. You may want to ask your doc what he thinks about
the Miralax and if he suggests it for you. I hope you can get some relief. Let us know how it goes.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin PRN, Miralax 17g, Supplements