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lobstahguy
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   Posted 7/30/2013 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Cant remember if i posted this already.  Is anyone taking Miralax??  I think it has helped with my digestion and certainly has helped get things moving.  I believe it has also lessoned the constant burping that i had.  However, i worry that it could cause a worsening of my candida issue. 

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   Posted 7/30/2013 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
lobstahguy

I know several surgeons and doctors my wife and I have had do recommend this as a maintenance for constipation issues. They have also recommended Colace to get things moving first if the Miralax doens't do that and then switch to miralax.

As for helping with burping, it's possible since it helps keep things moving. Maybe you have stumbled upon another help for that.

It was recommended for our daughter when she was younger and had a 45 minute bus ride and held her urge to go. She developed what they called a "lazy" colon. This did help her turn things around.

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lobstahguy
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   Posted 7/31/2013 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input. Im going to keep taking it. I dont have much choice

Gastricman
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   Posted 8/1/2013 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lobstahguy,

Just remember to replace any lost electrolytes, if the stool becomes too loose.
i.e. Potasssium, Magnesium and Sodium levels.

These can be checked via a simple blood screen, if you are using the Miralax for the long term.

GM

lobstahguy
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   Posted 8/1/2013 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Gastricman, my potassium is already low so i will do that.

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   Posted 8/2/2013 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Magnesium is a great laxative. Most people don't get enough in their diets.

lobstahguy
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   Posted 8/2/2013 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
CPA-Kim, can you use it on a regular basis?? That sounds like a much better idea than miralax if it works.

lobstahguy
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   Posted 8/2/2013 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Just looked it up. Says not to use on a regular basis.

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   Posted 8/3/2013 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello to all,
 
Miralax increases the amount of water in the stool, making it easier and more comfortable to pass. Patients using Miralax dissolve the powder in a beverage and then drink it. Miralax is indicated for relief of short-term constipation, and notes that it should not be used for more than two weeks, except under the care of a doctor. Too much Miralax causes diarrhea, dehydration and mineral imbalance.
 

Magnesium hydroxide is both a laxative and one of the three major classes of antacids, which also include calcium carbonate and aluminum hydroxide.

When used as a laxative, you should only use magnesium hydroxide for short periods of time to treat occasional constipation. Magnesium hydroxide is an osmotic type laxative, which means it draws water into the intestines, inducing bowel movements. Magnesium hydroxide also treats symptoms caused by an increased amount of acid in your stomach, such as heartburn, upset stomach and indigestion. Additionally, it can lower the amount of gastric acid in your body. You should only use magnesium hydroxide for short periods of time because magnesium can accumulate in your kidneys. Therefore, if you have any kidney problems, you should not use magnesium hydroxide.

Each person should consult their own private physician when it comes to choosing a safe laxative for them especially if you need something daily.

I have colon cancer and my oncologist prescribes senna tablets for a laxative.

Reminder, the information shared in HW should never take the place of your physician's advise/orders.



 




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lobstahguy
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   Posted 8/3/2013 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
STkitt, thanks for clarifying. I stopped the miralax on my own today. It was causing me problems. The nurse practioner prescribed it for 2 months but one was enough for me to realize it was making me sick. Do the Senna tablets work?

getbettertummy
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   Posted 8/3/2013 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm looking for good natural remedy for constipation. I've heard flax oil and ground flax seed supposed to be good.

lobstahguy
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   Posted 8/3/2013 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Im trying to find something natural too. I went back to Citracel which is methylcellulose. I believe this is a natural derivative. However i would like to get things moving on my own. Ive decided its time to load up on cruciferous vegetables and go 80% raw starting tomorrow. My throat has been hurting so bad that i have been eating mushy canned food which is lifeless and not very good for digestion. I also use cultured vegetables which help. Check out www.rejuvinative.com and www.realpickles.com and www.wildbrine.com

getbettertummy
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   Posted 8/3/2013 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have gastritis need something gentle on the stomach

lobstahguy
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   Posted 8/4/2013 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I just bought some psyllium husks. Have you tried that? Also, im going 80% raw on the veggies
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