I just read the post I wrote back in Nov. 2004 where I called Kristalose a 'life-saver.' I was prescribed two 20 mg powders (mixed with water) in May of 2002 after years, and I mean YEARS of severe constipation.
Well, it lost its effectiveness in early 2007 after 5 years. So I drank magnesium citrate until the stuff also lost its effectiveness (one bottle would have me in & out of bathroom for hours, but after a year, two bottles got barely minimal "results.")
So with some trepidation I asked doctor to put me back on kristalose in early 2009. Lo & behold the stuff worked....but lost its effectiveness late last year. Magnesium citrate still doesn't work for me so, on my own, I began taking 80 mgs (four 20-mg powders) every other day.
After a year, the stuff is losing its effectiveness again. I am at my wit's end. No way am I going to up my dosage. I ate a huge salad yesterday & today so it's not as if I am not getting fiber.
The bloating from all the Kristalose in agonizing but will wear off after several hours. Still, there is no point in taking another 40 mg tomorrow so I am going to wait until Tuesday.
I cannot continue to live like this! Obviously I went from having a "lazy colon" in 2002 to a "comatose colon." I tried the syrup version of Kristalose last year but it did not work for me. I feel hopeless!
I hope somebody has a recommendation...I know I can't reverse the damage done to my colon.