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Question for Miralax Users

Postby struggling79 » 26 Feb 2017, 14:34

Does taking Miralax cause any stomach cramps or feelings of fullness?

I've been taking Miralax for almost 2 weeks now. At first I just took it in a glass of water before bed. That caused me to feel very nauseous. I started taking it with a little bit of food and that seemed to stop the nausea.

I still feel so full and bloated after taking it. Last night, I had such terrible stomach cramps but no nausea.

I'd really hate to stop taking Miralax because I feel it's been so beneficial to keep my bm soft, but I don't really want to add a nightly stomach ache to my other pains.

Oh, I take 1/2 dose of Miralax.
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Re: Question for Miralax Users

Postby GilmoreGirl » 26 Feb 2017, 17:33

I did find that it could a little - but started taking it in a smoothie with banana and it helped. Make sure to drink lots and lots with it.

Are you also taking fibre supplements?
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Re: Question for Miralax Users

Postby struggling79 » 27 Feb 2017, 08:26

I'm not currently taking any fiber supplements. They make me feel bloated and gassy and don't seem to help my bms.

I've thought about taking just 1/4 dose of Miralax but I'm worried it won't be as helpful.
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Re: Question for Miralax Users

Postby GilmoreGirl » 27 Feb 2017, 08:36

I would give a smaller dose a try, and maybe work up to a higher dose. Maybe try and eat some foods with a similar effect if you're taking less - prunes, plums, peaches etc. Or some prune juice.

There are other stool softners - colace (ducosate sodium) worked at least for a while for me, it was very gentle, worth a try!
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