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« on: February 21, 2019, 02:59:17 PM »

I'm really constipated and I'm afraid it's going to cause lots of (PD) alarms if I can't get on top of it.   I already took a softener and a senna pill this morning, but so far no action and lots of gas.  I need some suggestions. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 08:52:41 PM »

That citrate stuff they use before a colonoscopy should work, just shouldn't need the whole bottle. Or maybe milk of magnesia.
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2019, 08:40:10 AM »

tea.  One cup of strong tea without any milk or sweetener.  It's hard to take if you're not used to it, but it should work with what you've already taken to get things moving.  It's not instant, but it works.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 08:53:12 AM »

miralax, comes as a generic that is cheaper. doesn't cause cramping and not 'addictive'. just draws water into colon. I took a capful a day mixed in cold or hot beverages to keep things regular while I did PD.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2019, 07:52:33 AM »

Ever think of asking your nephrologist?
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 09:57:50 AM »

I don't know what the US versions of these are called, but when Mum was on PD, she was taking sachets of Movicol, and two Senekot tablets at night...

Did the job for her!...

Hope you get it sorted out...

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2019, 01:26:57 PM »

Made some very small progress today.  Lots more to come.  I feel like a stuffed pig,
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 08:12:51 AM »

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miralax, comes as a generic that is cheaper. doesn't cause cramping and not 'addictive'. just draws water into colon. I took a capful a day mixed in cold or hot beverages to keep things regular while I did PD.

I;m confused.  I have a Miralax knockoff (from Walgreen's) and it clearly says on the bottle:"Do not use is you have kidney disease without doctor's orders."  Does that not concern anyone?
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2019, 10:11:57 AM »

You should ask your nephrologist. My PD nephrologist and the transplant team both were aware I take miralax daily and never expressed any concerns. I checked webmd and it does say to ask your doctor if you have renal disease-probably the possibility exists that if you overdid it and became dehydrated, that's bad for kidneys. My understanding is that it works by drawing water into the colon, doesn't really get into the blood system. Best of luck.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2019, 01:35:30 PM »

The die is cast.  I have already taken the Miralax.  Here's hoping.
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2019, 02:28:43 PM »

I use Miralax in my coffee every morning.  I call it my creamer.  Anyway!  Nephorolgist recommended.  Works!

Hope you feel better soon.
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2019, 08:45:17 AM »

Thank you, Rerun.  I am feeling better altho now I've moved to the overly loose stage. Sorry for TMI.
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2019, 09:02:40 AM »

Two heaping teaspoons in your coffee every morning is perfect.  Is it addictive?  Well, only if $hitting is addictive.  TMI
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2019, 10:02:48 AM »

But I don't drink coffee.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2019, 11:21:21 AM »

Is it addictive?  Well, only if $hitting is addictive.  TMI

It must be, because I cannot give it up! :)
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2019, 05:34:31 PM »

Me neither and it can kill you.  Ask Elvis. 
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