I rarely have C but I call constipation followed by D "constirea"- constipation that eventually breaks in the form of diarhea. I am always in a bit of suspense, hoping that maybe the long wait means I'll finally get a real, good ol' days full remission-quality log but no, usually it is just constirea.
I had one episode of severe constipation and constipation pain (3 days no BM) a year ago or so and broke it with, of all things, chinese bitter melon at a chinese restaurant. I remembered how it had caused me D once- obviously a bit laxative- and it worked in this case to get things regular again.
As far as phospha-soda goes (for laxative effect as opposed to cscope prep in this case), my reading as well as personal experience (as prep) is that the nu-litely/go-litely mixtures are much, much more gentle on the gut than the phospha-soda, which can cause severe and painful cramps.
Pancolitis dx'd 1986, full med-free remission 88-97
Flaring or simmering ever since
10 20 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (mainly Primal Defense)
Turmeric/circumin, various vitamins/minerals,
Low-carb version of Specific Carb Diet