The accordian type bottle has a "plug" of something in the nozzle...that's why it's difficult to get it squirted initially.
The shaking will also emulsify it...making it a thicker substance to get out.
No need to fold the bottle, since it's an accordian shape...just compress it.
I hope you're laying on your left side to do it..and not sitting up?
What I did was to put a kleenex on top of the nozzle and squeeze (from the bottom up) very slowly until i could see the plug coming out. I then kind of mush it around for lubrication, then insert it a bit into the anus. Squeeze a teeny bit until some comes out, then continue squeezing while pushing it completely in and finish squeezing the rest of the med in.
Remember, it's a collapsing motion from the bottom up, and you can only squeeze it till it's fully collapsed.
On occasion, however, I've asked my husband to shake it for me....that was like getting dough out, so the process was a tad more difficult.
So, maybe don't shake it for so long or so hard?
You'll get the hang of it.
Oh, were you able to retain it all night?
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