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mamaScarlett
03-23-2010, 10:08 PM
hey,
i am regular like clockwork. i haven't had a bm in 48 hrs, for me thats never. i'm so bloated now. i can feel it brewing.
what do you do when you feel a blockage brewing, or are really backed up...
Thanks!

mamaScarlett
03-23-2010, 10:08 PM
hey,
i am regular like clockwork. i haven't had a bm in 48 hrs, for me thats never. i'm so bloated now. i can feel it brewing.
what do you do when you feel a blockage brewing, or are really backed up...
Thanks!

mamaScarlett
03-23-2010, 10:08 PM
hey,
i am regular like clockwork. i haven't had a bm in 48 hrs, for me thats never. i'm so bloated now. i can feel it brewing.
what do you do when you feel a blockage brewing, or are really backed up...
Thanks!

mamaScarlett
03-23-2010, 10:08 PM
hey,
i am regular like clockwork. i haven't had a bm in 48 hrs, for me thats never. i'm so bloated now. i can feel it brewing.
what do you do when you feel a blockage brewing, or are really backed up...
Thanks!

mamaScarlett
03-23-2010, 10:08 PM
hey,
<br />i am regular like clockwork. i haven't had a bm in 48 hrs, for me thats never. i'm so bloated now. i can feel it brewing.
<br />what do you do when you feel a blockage brewing, or are really backed up...
<br />Thanks!

Brad
03-23-2010, 10:37 PM
I have that problem from time to time.. After a round of oral Abx .

I use MiraLAX for a few days and it really helps.
About a month ago I was backed up to the point I was thinking
of going to the Doc or even the ER, But I thought I would give
it a try. The first night i released a lot of wind ,that made
me feel a little better , but after the second dose I started
going. I kept taking it for 5 days after and have been having
a normal BM everyday.

I mixed mine in Cold water and chugged it, but you can mix it
with Juice.
Good Luck

Brad
03-23-2010, 10:37 PM
I have that problem from time to time.. After a round of oral Abx .

I use MiraLAX for a few days and it really helps.
About a month ago I was backed up to the point I was thinking
of going to the Doc or even the ER, But I thought I would give
it a try. The first night i released a lot of wind ,that made
me feel a little better , but after the second dose I started
going. I kept taking it for 5 days after and have been having
a normal BM everyday.

I mixed mine in Cold water and chugged it, but you can mix it
with Juice.
Good Luck

Brad
03-23-2010, 10:37 PM
I have that problem from time to time.. After a round of oral Abx .

I use MiraLAX for a few days and it really helps.
About a month ago I was backed up to the point I was thinking
of going to the Doc or even the ER, But I thought I would give
it a try. The first night i released a lot of wind ,that made
me feel a little better , but after the second dose I started
going. I kept taking it for 5 days after and have been having
a normal BM everyday.

I mixed mine in Cold water and chugged it, but you can mix it
with Juice.
Good Luck

Brad
03-23-2010, 10:37 PM
I have that problem from time to time.. After a round of oral Abx .

I use MiraLAX for a few days and it really helps.
About a month ago I was backed up to the point I was thinking
of going to the Doc or even the ER, But I thought I would give
it a try. The first night i released a lot of wind ,that made
me feel a little better , but after the second dose I started
going. I kept taking it for 5 days after and have been having
a normal BM everyday.

I mixed mine in Cold water and chugged it, but you can mix it
with Juice.
Good Luck

Brad
03-23-2010, 10:37 PM
I have that problem from time to time.. After a round of oral Abx .
<br />
<br /> I use MiraLAX for a few days and it really helps.
<br /> About a month ago I was backed up to the point I was thinking
<br /> of going to the Doc or even the ER, But I thought I would give
<br /> it a try. The first night i released a lot of wind ,that made
<br /> me feel a little better , but after the second dose I started
<br /> going. I kept taking it for 5 days after and have been having
<br /> a normal BM everyday.
<br />
<br /> I mixed mine in Cold water and chugged it, but you can mix it
<br /> with Juice.
<br /> Good Luck

Ratatosk
03-24-2010, 01:16 AM
Ditto on the miralax. DS has been able to use milk of magnesia in the past when it first becomes an issue, but only because when he was a baby miralax wasn't OTC and milk of mag did the trick for him.

If you start getting sick or feeling excessive pain though, don't mess around with it. Contact your cf clinic.

Ratatosk
03-24-2010, 01:16 AM
Ditto on the miralax. DS has been able to use milk of magnesia in the past when it first becomes an issue, but only because when he was a baby miralax wasn't OTC and milk of mag did the trick for him.

If you start getting sick or feeling excessive pain though, don't mess around with it. Contact your cf clinic.

Ratatosk
03-24-2010, 01:16 AM
Ditto on the miralax. DS has been able to use milk of magnesia in the past when it first becomes an issue, but only because when he was a baby miralax wasn't OTC and milk of mag did the trick for him.

If you start getting sick or feeling excessive pain though, don't mess around with it. Contact your cf clinic.

Ratatosk
03-24-2010, 01:16 AM
Ditto on the miralax. DS has been able to use milk of magnesia in the past when it first becomes an issue, but only because when he was a baby miralax wasn't OTC and milk of mag did the trick for him.

If you start getting sick or feeling excessive pain though, don't mess around with it. Contact your cf clinic.

Ratatosk
03-24-2010, 01:16 AM
Ditto on the miralax. DS has been able to use milk of magnesia in the past when it first becomes an issue, but only because when he was a baby miralax wasn't OTC and milk of mag did the trick for him.
<br />
<br />If you start getting sick or feeling excessive pain though, don't mess around with it. Contact your cf clinic.

mamerth
03-24-2010, 01:42 AM
Have a glass of water and a cap full of Miralax. Sometimes I will drink it two times a day if one glass doesn't do the trick.

P.S I add a bit touch of lemon or apple juice to the Miralax/water. Take the Miralax for a few days to keep things "moving".

I agree with Liza.... don't let it get out of hand.

mamerth
03-24-2010, 01:42 AM
Have a glass of water and a cap full of Miralax. Sometimes I will drink it two times a day if one glass doesn't do the trick.

P.S I add a bit touch of lemon or apple juice to the Miralax/water. Take the Miralax for a few days to keep things "moving".

I agree with Liza.... don't let it get out of hand.

mamerth
03-24-2010, 01:42 AM
Have a glass of water and a cap full of Miralax. Sometimes I will drink it two times a day if one glass doesn't do the trick.

P.S I add a bit touch of lemon or apple juice to the Miralax/water. Take the Miralax for a few days to keep things "moving".

I agree with Liza.... don't let it get out of hand.

mamerth
03-24-2010, 01:42 AM
Have a glass of water and a cap full of Miralax. Sometimes I will drink it two times a day if one glass doesn't do the trick.

P.S I add a bit touch of lemon or apple juice to the Miralax/water. Take the Miralax for a few days to keep things "moving".

I agree with Liza.... don't let it get out of hand.

mamerth
03-24-2010, 01:42 AM
Have a glass of water and a cap full of Miralax. Sometimes I will drink it two times a day if one glass doesn't do the trick.
<br />
<br />P.S I add a bit touch of lemon or apple juice to the Miralax/water. Take the Miralax for a few days to keep things "moving".
<br />
<br />I agree with Liza.... don't let it get out of hand.

bethylove
03-24-2010, 04:25 PM
I also use Miralax since I'm on a high dose of Iron, I sometimes get backed up. Even if I don't have a BM the same day I take the miralax ( it could take 2-4 days if you're real backed up) I actually feel SO much better because it feels like everything has started to at least move along like it's supposed to. I mix mine into a glass of juice in the morning. I let it sit for few minutes before drinking it so all the powder has been mixed in.

bethylove
03-24-2010, 04:25 PM
I also use Miralax since I'm on a high dose of Iron, I sometimes get backed up. Even if I don't have a BM the same day I take the miralax ( it could take 2-4 days if you're real backed up) I actually feel SO much better because it feels like everything has started to at least move along like it's supposed to. I mix mine into a glass of juice in the morning. I let it sit for few minutes before drinking it so all the powder has been mixed in.

bethylove
03-24-2010, 04:25 PM
I also use Miralax since I'm on a high dose of Iron, I sometimes get backed up. Even if I don't have a BM the same day I take the miralax ( it could take 2-4 days if you're real backed up) I actually feel SO much better because it feels like everything has started to at least move along like it's supposed to. I mix mine into a glass of juice in the morning. I let it sit for few minutes before drinking it so all the powder has been mixed in.

bethylove
03-24-2010, 04:25 PM
I also use Miralax since I'm on a high dose of Iron, I sometimes get backed up. Even if I don't have a BM the same day I take the miralax ( it could take 2-4 days if you're real backed up) I actually feel SO much better because it feels like everything has started to at least move along like it's supposed to. I mix mine into a glass of juice in the morning. I let it sit for few minutes before drinking it so all the powder has been mixed in.

bethylove
03-24-2010, 04:25 PM
I also use Miralax since I'm on a high dose of Iron, I sometimes get backed up. Even if I don't have a BM the same day I take the miralax ( it could take 2-4 days if you're real backed up) I actually feel SO much better because it feels like everything has started to at least move along like it's supposed to. I mix mine into a glass of juice in the morning. I let it sit for few minutes before drinking it so all the powder has been mixed in.

mom2lillian
03-25-2010, 08:27 AM
you could try the 'colon surprise' smoothie from Green Smoothie Revolution Victoria Boutenko. I found it wonderful, not too harsh, and effective. Perhpas you want to try it when it hasnt already been so long though.

prunes soaked in water to make a full cup
1 banana
1 orange
1 apple
puree it all in a blender and enjoy. If you want it cold blend in some ice chips.

mom2lillian
03-25-2010, 08:27 AM
you could try the 'colon surprise' smoothie from Green Smoothie Revolution Victoria Boutenko. I found it wonderful, not too harsh, and effective. Perhpas you want to try it when it hasnt already been so long though.

prunes soaked in water to make a full cup
1 banana
1 orange
1 apple
puree it all in a blender and enjoy. If you want it cold blend in some ice chips.

mom2lillian
03-25-2010, 08:27 AM
you could try the 'colon surprise' smoothie from Green Smoothie Revolution Victoria Boutenko. I found it wonderful, not too harsh, and effective. Perhpas you want to try it when it hasnt already been so long though.

prunes soaked in water to make a full cup
1 banana
1 orange
1 apple
puree it all in a blender and enjoy. If you want it cold blend in some ice chips.

mom2lillian
03-25-2010, 08:27 AM
you could try the 'colon surprise' smoothie from Green Smoothie Revolution Victoria Boutenko. I found it wonderful, not too harsh, and effective. Perhpas you want to try it when it hasnt already been so long though.

prunes soaked in water to make a full cup
1 banana
1 orange
1 apple
puree it all in a blender and enjoy. If you want it cold blend in some ice chips.

mom2lillian
03-25-2010, 08:27 AM
you could try the 'colon surprise' smoothie from Green Smoothie Revolution Victoria Boutenko. I found it wonderful, not too harsh, and effective. Perhpas you want to try it when it hasnt already been so long though.
<br />
<br />prunes soaked in water to make a full cup
<br />1 banana
<br />1 orange
<br />1 apple
<br />puree it all in a blender and enjoy. If you want it cold blend in some ice chips.

Giggles
03-25-2010, 12:30 PM
I take Miralax with juice and if I am feeling like I need some more I will take twice a day. I also sometimes incorporate mineral oil per my doctor's suggestion to keep things "lubed" up. But chase the mineral oil with something to drink that is not water! Swallow mineral oil and drink at same time cause the oil makes you gag!


Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-25-2010, 12:30 PM
I take Miralax with juice and if I am feeling like I need some more I will take twice a day. I also sometimes incorporate mineral oil per my doctor's suggestion to keep things "lubed" up. But chase the mineral oil with something to drink that is not water! Swallow mineral oil and drink at same time cause the oil makes you gag!


Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-25-2010, 12:30 PM
I take Miralax with juice and if I am feeling like I need some more I will take twice a day. I also sometimes incorporate mineral oil per my doctor's suggestion to keep things "lubed" up. But chase the mineral oil with something to drink that is not water! Swallow mineral oil and drink at same time cause the oil makes you gag!


Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-25-2010, 12:30 PM
I take Miralax with juice and if I am feeling like I need some more I will take twice a day. I also sometimes incorporate mineral oil per my doctor's suggestion to keep things "lubed" up. But chase the mineral oil with something to drink that is not water! Swallow mineral oil and drink at same time cause the oil makes you gag!


Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD

Giggles
03-25-2010, 12:30 PM
I take Miralax with juice and if I am feeling like I need some more I will take twice a day. I also sometimes incorporate mineral oil per my doctor's suggestion to keep things "lubed" up. But chase the mineral oil with something to drink that is not water! Swallow mineral oil and drink at same time cause the oil makes you gag!
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<br />Jennifer 38 with CF and CFRD