I'm 24yrs old and I have used colon cleaners in the past with great success! My bowel movements were large and 1-2 day. The only medication I am using is Imipramine 25mg which is a mild antidepressant for my over active bladder symptoms prescribed by a Urologist.
Now the moment I stop using my colon cleansers I am unable to produce a normal bowel movement within 3 days, if i do have a movement its extremely tiny and worthless for the amount of squeezing I do. I take fiber supplements 2x day but does not help. I went to a gastroenterologist who diagnosed me with IBS and advise more fiber in my diet
The only way to clear out my constipation is by using Oxy Powder every 4-5 days
I dont know if I maybe have an obstruction in my intestine or that my intestines just wont contract by themselves to produce a bowel movement??? Anyone else with similar issues :(
A lot depends on how often you were using these colon cleansers. If for a long time, your bowel may have become lazy, or has become dependent on them. The more laxatives and colon cleansers you use, the less work your colon has to do and becomes lazy. I would not do these, at least for a while. MIralax is an excellent product, is not a stimulant, and can be used as long as needed. Be careful with the fiber as too much causes constipation. It appears that the only thing that has changed is you not using the colon cleansers. So, I would give it some time for your bowel to start working on it's own without the colon cleansers. I have IBS and never use any of these products. I figure something's gotta give, and eventually and it always does. Try eating normally, lots of fluids, and give yourself time. You don't have a blockage, as I have had so much experience with these with my son. Don't keep straining to go, or you will be adding hemorrhoids to your list of problems. I have never had luck with fiber supplements, try getting fiber with food instead. I truly think it's the colon cleansers messing up your system.
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