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    I have been using 2 dulcolex tablets 19:00 every 2nd night then use 1 dulcolex suppository 23:00 the same night and wait until my stomach goes for the last 4 years.The last 2 weeks my stomach is battling to go.Is there anything that i can use accept a enema to flush my system out.And should i maybe change my stomach meds?

    #2
    HI,

    I am confused. Are you saying your usual dulcolax tabs and suppository is not working, you have not had a bm and you are constipated? If so you can flush yourself out with oral citrate of magnesium one time, which can sometimes work better than enema because it works on stool that is higher up in your system.

    What stomach meds are you talking about?

    AAD
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      Yes my usual meds dulcolex tabs and and suppositry is not working that good any more.And i feel constipated. Should i try something new and any suggestions please

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        #4
        Hi,

        if you are constipated right now and need cleaning out, I suggest as above the citrate of mag.

        For the longer term bowel care solution, the easiest one is to increase your fiber and water intake. Also consider adding benefiber, a fiber OTC supplement that is tasteless and can be added to any liquid 2-3x daily. I have had good results with that.
        If not, consider switch to a mini-enema such as theravac or enemeez instead of your suppository, which can help evacuation.
        Do these sound like they would work for you?

        AAD
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          #5
          Thank you Nurse AAD

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