Tapering off Macrogol/Miralax

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Tapering off Macrogol/Miralax

Postby Ani » 21 Aug 2019, 09:05

Hey everyone!

Does anyone have any experience with tapering off Miralax or other stool softeners? My AF is mostly healed (no pain, no blood) and I'm wondering when it's the right time to gradually tapering off Miralax.

A few weeks ago I thought I could go from 15g to 10g easily, but that was too much at once and I got a little bit of blood again. Luckily this healed very quickly and it's all 'stable' with 10g now.

I'm afraid that if I wait too long it may heal 'too tight' and I can't stop without a re-tear. But if I start tapering off right now, the skin may not be strong enough.

What do you guys think? Does anyone have any experience with getting off Miralax or other softeners?

Thanks!
20/01: Slowly healing fissure-like wound due to surgery
11/03: Started Diltiazem.
07/06: Barely any pain or blood, but it's not fully healed yet.
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Re: Tapering off Macrogol/Miralax

Postby berzerker5220 » 22 Aug 2019, 14:08

how long has your fissure been healing?

I had mine 8 months now and I started using milk of magnesia 4 days now with GTN 0.4% and mine also feels like it is healed. But lets be real it isn't healed nowhere near healed and these things take over a year to properly heal
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Re: Tapering off Macrogol/Miralax

Postby hurtinend » 22 Aug 2019, 18:40

fruits, veggies, lots of water, maybe a tablespoon of veg powder

Miralax isn’t heroin, not sure a taper is required
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Re: Tapering off Macrogol/Miralax

Postby berzerker5220 » 22 Aug 2019, 19:31

No it isn't required no laxative should require tapering.

You can stop just like that and it will all be fine. I had a BM tonight and it was a little painful, my father told me eat only twice a day and eat a little bit to avoid this from happening so I can have 1 BM a day or 1 BM every 2 days but I doubt its gonna happen every 2 days. Will likely happen every morning
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Re: Tapering off Macrogol/Miralax

Postby hurtinend » 23 Aug 2019, 15:14

you can also take some magnesium citrate...

200 mg morning
200 mg at night

It’s an excellent natural laxative stool softener. You just have to figure out what dosage works....too much loose stools not good. Too little may not work.
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