Bowel Issues/Questions-Seeking Advice

Doglady

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PALS
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04/2018
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Minneapolis
Jay, thanks for the update again. I’ve gone through about the same but may be a little further along in the recovery process so perhaps this will be helpful. I was where you are in my bowel management plan about 3 weeks ago and the gas was miserable. Also the unpredictable large bms at every time of the day (or night) every few days followed with some days of none was extremely difficult. What has worked for me is 1/2 dose of Miralax and a cup of coffee with breakfast in bed every morning and then a nice little Hoyer ride to the commode. So for weeks now I’m doing the breakfast routine and having a bm every morning at 10 am while a caregiver is here to help. I do still pass gas sometimes as you say during position changes but my stomach is not painful. I find the daily 1/2 dose of Miralax makes me more regular than trying different doses on different days based on what’s happening. For me the Miralax causes gas but the smaller regular dose and coffee (caffeine) works quite well. My doctor and home nurse have both recommended daily Miralax forever. I’ve just reduced the amount. Good luck on getting even better! 😊
 

affected

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Thanks for this update :)
 

joanneL

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Mar 14, 2020
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Reason
PALS
Diagnosis
11/2019
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US
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SC
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Myrtle Beach
I'm taking Tramadol for back pain, so I've started Miralax daily to prevent constipation. For the past 5 days, my bowel movement has changed from normal stool to very skinny stool in large amounts . . . looks like baby sausage links -- accompanied by explosive gas. I suppose I should be thankful that this happens daily with no constipation. Diagnosed in November 2019 and still dealing with acceptance . . .
 
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