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#1 twonK

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:31 AM

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Hi,

 

if you're using a lot of these (http://www.amazon.co...=glycerin fleet) then you can save money.  

 

Buy one of these big bottles of vegetable glycerin (e.g. http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1).  Then, when you've used a suppository bulb, clean it off and when needed, simply refill it from the big bottle.  I've been doing this a while and it's equally effective and way, way cheaper.

 

In case you're worried about it not being hygienic, I saw a pelvic floor specialist and she reused rectal equipment in a similar way, she used an alcohol swab to clean the equipment.  Also, the enema/suppository is going up your bum, which is somewhat full of bacteria already rolleyes.gif

 

BTW I have no commercial connections to either products.

 

Cheers and happy mother's day to all the mums out there,

Pete


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 09:43 AM

thanks, Pete--great tip. and i do love to save money.smile.png  

 

i don't use a lot of these but oh yes--i've been buying them from amazon..


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 01:56 PM

Thanks for posting that - unfortunately I can't open the link.  I went on amazon and there are a lot of different vegetable glycerin.  Is there a certain one?  Also you mentioned your pelvic floor therapist - is she OK with using liquid glycerine.  I use them almost every day but my new GI said they are bad.  Of course the last GI had absolutely no problem with them.....getting confused.

 

Thanks again for the suggestion - that would save me a fortune.  Just not sure which one to buy.



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:38 AM

Thanks for posting that - unfortunately I can't open the link.  I went on amazon and there are a lot of different vegetable glycerin.  Is there a certain one?  Also you mentioned your pelvic floor therapist - is she OK with using liquid glycerine.  I use them almost every day but my new GI said they are bad.  Of course the last GI had absolutely no problem with them.....getting confused.

 

Thanks again for the suggestion - that would save me a fortune.  Just not sure which one to buy.

 

ah, that's annoying.  I got "Glycerin Vegetable Kosher USP-Highest Quality Available-1 Quart (32 Fluid Ounces)-From Element Six" but any old vegetable glycerin will do I suspect.  It's not like you're eating it after all... :)

 

Yes there's much confusion over chronic use of glycerin enemas.  In a nutshell the progressive non-dogmatic viewpoint seems to be that they are not desirable but not "bad" used long-term.  It's pretty much my only option.


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