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Old 10-20-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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Miralax for IBS-C?

Has anyone tried this and was it affective??

I've always thought about trying Miralax but I never did it. I've read a lot of reviews and most of the people who have used it had no side effects at all and it helped them go to the bathroom. I have chronic constipation and excessive gas due to IBS-C and I'm hoping this will ease it.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:05 PM   #2
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Re: Miralax for IBS-C?

My GI dr gave me some samples when I told him I was taking mag-citrate (and told me to stop taking the mag-citrate), and it worked pretty good for me. The few times I've used it were when I felt the attack coming on, so I could empty myself as much as possible before becoming so swollen that my intestines wouldn't let anything pass. But if I'm already in a full attack, I haven't used it because I've been afraid I might cramp but not be able to go until the swelling passes, usually after I've slept, then drank a coffee after waking up.

I don't know if that would actually happen (laxative-caused cramping while intestines are too swollen to let anything pass), but I get so nervous about making things worse when I'm in a full-blown attack that I just drink liquids and take pain medicine until I can get the sleep that usually brings down the swelling enough so I can at least go a little.

It's "clear" when mixed with water, but the water has a different "sheen" to it, sorry that's weird, I can't figure out a better way to describe it And it has a little bit of a medicine'y or chemical taste, so I hold my breath while drinking it as quickly as possible.

So if you can feel when your attacks are building up, and hope to move things along before you're too swollen, it's not that bad, and does not cause cramps or "run to the bathroom" like other laxatives.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:52 AM   #3
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Re: Miralax for IBS-C?

I've been sharing with anyone who wants to hear...that since I stopped eating wheat (foods containing gluten) I no longer suffer from constipation. I'm on my 4th month...and I'm like clock work now. Before then, things were getting really bad and even laxatives were becoming ineffective.

I've had IBS over 15 years and the constipation progressively got worse. I tried all the recommended stuff...fiber, water, exercise etc. and nothing worked (I actually felt worse) until I stopped eating food containing gluten. To give it a try won't hurt you, it's free and if it works for you...well, that would be great!

I almost picked up Miralax at the store...but I just didn't want to go from one laxative to another. I'm glad I gave going gluten-free a try.

Oh yes...and I'm just figuring out that I can't eat too much legumes in a sitting or consecutive days as that will constipate me as well.

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