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I need to safely induce diarea to clear bowel with laxatives

Customer Question

I need to safely induce diarea to clear bowel with laxatives
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No hasn't seen a doctor and not taking medication just took a airborne to stimulate immune system
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not really just a history of high blood pressure , and assume blood antibodies are low
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Have you been feeling dizzy or lightheaded?
Customer: No just like if bad seat on toilet and muscles seem cramped preventing bowel movement
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

this is Dr. David

how old are you?

are you constipated? when was your last bowel movements?

is that why you want to clear your bowels?

have you used laxatives before?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Been about 24 hrs since bowel movement, and I need to safely induce diarea to clear bowels with like the maximumstrength of miralax powder.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Like if bad toilet seat, and muscles cramped preventing bathroom bowel movement.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

then just take miralax powder mixed with water as directed.

and make sure you drink plenty of water so you don't get dehydrated.

it is over the counter.

what is your question

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Feels like muscles cramped so a stimulant laxitive wouldn't be good, how much miralax can safely take to simulate as close to diarea?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

Miralax is polyethylene glycol max dose is 17g per day.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I really have to soften my stool asap like diarea just read directions says don't take more then directed unless advised by Doctor why not suggest more, in such a situation if you were to advise more how much would you advise?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

why do you have to soften your stool as soon as possible?

you had a bowel movement yesterday?

are you having anxiety about having hard stool?