Re: Safe Laxative
I had rectal surgery and needed some help going and found milk of magnesia to be very gentle. It did not cause any cramping whatsoever, and I took it at night and was able to go in about 12 hours. I took 1 tablespoon to start, if that doesn't do it, you can repeat. I never took more than 2 doses, was successful, and definitly not tied down to the bathroom. Hope it helps!