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#26 MarciaB

Posted 25 January 2020 - 10:53 AM

View Postytt, on 25 January 2020 - 10:03 AM, said:

She won't have any more than 2 movicol a day... because her doctor said only to have 2 :no2:  She always listens to him, not me!!!  I can't sneak any in even the flavourless one makes her heave. She can vomit on the spot in mid sentence... :rolleyes:

Oh well, I see a trip back to the GP soon. Right when she goes back to school and I go back to work. At least DH is home if she needs time off.

There is no movement yet.

Thank you all for your help

Maybe try and take her to the pharmacist?  I find they are quite good with advice on constipation.  She might listen if they suggest she can increase the dose.

Osmolax is not recognisable in juice etc - so she may be better to switch to that.

#27 Ellie bean

Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:30 PM

Osmolax is great stuff

#28 literally nobody

Posted 25 January 2020 - 01:55 PM

Osmolax doesn’t taste like anything. id go with that.

#29 Romeo Void

Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:29 PM

When in a bind we've used microlax.   DS would get so very bound up that movicol etc wasn't working.  It's inserted up the bum and works within minutes.

#30 amdirel

Posted 25 January 2020 - 05:45 PM

I must be fussy then; I hate the taste of osmolax. Omg it's foul.
Much prefer flavour free movicol.

#31 Ninmum

Posted 26 January 2020 - 12:22 AM

Horrible thing to have😭hope things have moved along since your last post😜

Edited by Ninmum, 26 January 2020 - 12:40 AM.


#32 jayskette

Posted 26 January 2020 - 07:21 AM

if she has this much poo in the system wouldn't she be prescribed an enema?

#33 ytt

Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:12 AM

View Postjayskette, on 26 January 2020 - 07:21 AM, said:

if she has this much poo in the system wouldn't she be prescribed an enema?

We did talk about that and also the colonoscopy prep stuff but decided to start with something gentler. Looks like we may go down that route.

DD is adamant she won't have an enema. She has personal space issues and finds it really hard to talk about her bowel motions let alone have an enema.

Off to buy osmolax today and talk to the chemist.

#34 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:44 AM

View Postjayskette, on 26 January 2020 - 07:21 AM, said:

if she has this much poo in the system wouldn't she be prescribed an enema?
Given the potential distress to a young person of having an enema, it is not standard protocol for faecal disimpaction, even in hospital. The RCH Guideline I linked above uses increasing doses of Movicol or Osmolax.

My ds was admitted to hospital for disimpaction after failing to respond to Osmolax. The treatment was to drink colonoscopy preparation.

OP the RCH Guideline suggests 8 sachets of Movicol for her age. Might be worth showing her?

Edited by FuzzyChocolateToes, 26 January 2020 - 08:50 AM.


#35 IamtheMumma

Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:55 AM

Enemas are intensely personal. I think a teen would rather a perfed bowel than an enema.

#36 Chicken Pie

Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:22 AM

Osmolax was best for dd here and still on it months later as it takes a long time to fully cleae

#37 limakilo

Posted 26 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

Once she gets back on track, hemp seeds are incredible for helping with bowel issues. I take meds that impact my gut, and the difference with adding hemp seed to my food is remarkable.




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