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are you seeing a GI doctor?
do you have any kidney disease?
I am seeing a GI doctor. I have no kidney disease.
well, the problem with chronic constipation is that the more constipated you are, the harder it is to have a BM
so you need to be really on top of it
You should be having a BM minimum every 2 days
You can take milk of magnesia every other day
they do this for patients who are bedridden and cannot stool well or those who are on narcotics for terminal diseaes
mixing it with prune juice helps too
a device like this also helps lift the legs up and makes the sigmoid colon empty into the toilet better
Is milk of magnesia stronger than other laxatives? I drink prune juice every day
it is different
it is an osmotic laxative so it doesn't work like a stimulant laxative like dulcolax
in what way?
it is easier and better for the bowels- over time the stimulant laxatives damage the nerves
it works by drawing water into the bowel and moving the constipated material through
I will try both & get back to you.