Have you tried taking senokot? Enemas don't work for me at all; never have. I've tried all the other things you've mentioned too, and they don't work either. I have to take senokot every few days, and it usually works really well. I take it at lunch time, and about 6-8 hours later, I'm in the bathroom off and on for a couple hours. It's not perfect, but much better than not going at all. I also was diagnosed with colon inertia, but I've had it for years, and I'm not going to have surgery until the first of the year....my choice. I just have way too much going on til the end of the year, but for the first time, I'm actually looking forward to surgery.
I was diagnosed with colon inertia too. I’ve had it for 15 years. I’ve tried everything too. What works for me is enemas. But sometimes if I can’t get to it, and a couple of days go by without it, what does the trick for me is 2 Ducolax. The mild laxatives don’t do it for me. And one is never enough. I don’t like to take them because of the cramping, so I only reserve this for when I’m really backed up. But for the most part, I use a enema every day. In the beginning it didn’t work because I wasn’t using enough water. I never felt emptied and I also felt gassy and bloated because I was using the fleet enemas from the drugstore. But when I bought the bag (the bigger kind with a hose and a nozzle) I used regular warm tap water. It was easy. I release enough water when I feel like I have enough, wait about one minute and that’s that. I usually take another 15-20 minutes to read a book or do a crossword puzzle and I’m completely empty. My stomach is flat. I think in the beginning, the fleet enemas had the air in the bottle and that was getting trapped in me and caused the bloating, plus there’s not a lot of water in those bottles. But once I started using my own bags and releasing the amount of water I wanted to, it was a night and day difference. Now I actually look forward to my enema. I love the cleaned out feeling.
The idea of telling someone about your BM is quite hard to do on it's own, but it's nice that here at (HW) we can. Having said that I will share too. about 4 years ago I was having lots of problems caused by the ongoing symtoms of Crohn's, so at that time I was hardly eating/drinking anything, so my insides were messed up, And without much warning I became so ill and in so much pain that my son called 911 as I was unable to do anything but lay there in my bed crying and feeling horrible pain. Fast forward and I was in the operating room signing something so they could perform temp colostomy surgery, from what I was told later was that I had a supermegacolon and it had to be addressed. as I was so swollen and my insides full of waste, I don't know how they did the surgery without cleaning there first, but it happened somehow. After about 3 months the temp colostomy was reversed, and here I am now, and I wounder how I made it through that. I still have pain in that area were this all happened and I am seeking some sollution. thats why I peeked in here to find out more. Hope you get some help, somwhow.