Triphala, Turkey rhubarb root and lots of water resolved what a colonoscopy prep with citrate, followed by an additional 3 day water fast and 3 days of 7 dose per day miralax failed to. Follow imagardner's advice about the liquid diet too. Warm broths will also stimulate peristalsis.
If you got cleared out you wouldn't need the immodium.. Unless you are reacting to some food.
First off, I apologize for the wait for the response. I've been off Imodium and am lower on Elavil which has made me exhausted, in so much pain, and almost non functional. Last night is the first night I got any substantial amount of sleep. Anyway, to the post.
Hmmm. I'm kinda of saving Triphala as a GP option now and don't want to fiddle with that. Turkey rhubarb root seems interesting and I'll have to look in to that at my local apothecary. 7 days of liquid diet is fine. Veggie and fruit juices are fine. I probably don't want to touch Ensure. I hate that stuff and I don't think its healthy at all. A 3 day water fast I wonder about
. I do not know how long it is before it is bad to water fast if your are on medicine. At the same time, 3 days is relatively short as far as water fast standards go. Warm broths may stimulate peristalsis for other people but in my recent experience it has little, if any effect on me. After consideration, what I'm going to have to do is take in all this information over the weekend, analyze it and develop a plan using suggestions from the posts in this thread and my own intuition. Then when Monday comes the procedure will be a week a way and I will implement whatever plan I have come up with.
"if you got cleared out you wouldn't need the immodium.. Unless you are reacting to some food."
I am reacting to foods (I've had LEAP test done). In addition I have painful reactions to every food. Getting off Immodium makes me go to the bathroom several times a day and builds up even more to painful crippling diarrhea. As explained earlier I would have to be put on IV and/or narcotics eventually. I also have possible Yeast overgrowth (I had it before but I don't know if it cleared up). I do have leaky gut bad and a big enzyme deficiency. However I can't use enzymes yet because of the acid (Gastroparesis). My hope is to some day get off Imodium but there are other things that need to be done (as mentioned earlier) before that.
I do want to thank you all for your help and supporting me though. It is nice to have concerned people who are willing to help and guide me through tough times. Sorry about
the response time.