1. […] week I posted about the NY Times article and my problem with doctors not giving parents the tools to help children go to the bathroom. Over […]

  2. admin says:

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I am glad you found it to be helpful and like the “spin” on it. 🙂

  3. Kat says:

    I’m so torn about this b/c up until 2 weeks ago I 100% agree. But I had a bowel resection surgery 2 weeks ago that requires a bland food diet avoiding fiber for at least a month and was told to take miralax 2 times a day bc I have to keep bowels moving and soft. I am so fixed on natural ways I have not taken it and have been having flax and prune juice. It’s not really working and just that cramps and gases me up.

    I may just try the miralax and avoid fiber.

    But do you think just adding the flax oil to the no fiber bland diet will move the bowels?

    Miralax is not a purging laxative, it just draws water to the bowels. Therefore it should not cause a dependency, unlike senna or cascara sengrada.

    • admin says:

      I would think the flax oil will help move the bowels in your case, but definitely have that talk with your doctor to see how much or if any to take.

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  5. ashley says:

    Mira Lax does not make your colon lazy – other laxatives do indeed cause a lazy colon, but Mira Lax is made up of glucose which breaks down hard, pebble like stools – which are painful and cause constipation. It by no means “forces” you to go. It acts only as a break down mechanism which makes it easier to go. This is why Doctors recommend Mira Lax over other forceful laxatives.

  6. Anne W says:

    I have been a nurse for over 34 years. MIRALAX is a dangerous toxin.
    The petition to the FDA has been reviewed over and over again for the last year. December 2011 the FDA warned against possible NEUROPSYCHIATRIC EFFECTS. Would you give a toxic drug like that to your child?
    Would you want to take a drug labled as such? Especially when there are so many healthy alternatives…
    A cousin to anti-freeze is not a good choice of something to put into your body. The reason the body expels it so quickly is because it is POISON.
    I cannot warn against the pages of side effects enough. Do your research. All the information is on the internet. DO NO TAKE THIS POISON. DO NOT GIVE IT TO YOUR LOVED ONES

  7. Paul says:

    I have terrible constipation due to MS and pain medication I take for MS pain, nothing seems tomwork to keep me regular, I’m miserable, not bad hems from straining.

  8. admin says:

    You can definitely mix it in her food, start with a 1/4 tsp every couple of days and increase by 1/4 tsp until you work your way up to 1 tsp per day.

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