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#1 thejono

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:32 PM

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I started taking two Colace's a day (200 mg total), one before breakfast, and one at 11 am, and I feel like a new person. However, my doctor says that he doesn't think colace does much of anything, which I thought was odd given my success.

 

Has anyone had success with Colace? 



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:45 PM

I started taking two Colace's a day (200 mg total), one before breakfast, and one at 11 am, and I feel like a new person. However, my doctor says that he doesn't think colace does much of anything, which I thought was odd given my success.

 

Has anyone had success with Colace? 

 

Yes, that is odd. Colace is docusate, nice and inexpensive. I used to take it before I started Intestinal Formula # 1.

 

Perhaps your doctor might be wanting to write you a prescription for Lizness or Amitiza, that's his angle? It's all big business, and doctors are a big part of that. Just a theory.

 

If docusate works good for ya? Honestly, that's all that matters. wink.png



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:58 PM

I started taking two Colace's a day (200 mg total), one before breakfast, and one at 11 am, and I feel like a new person. However, my doctor says that he doesn't think colace does much of anything, which I thought was odd given my success.

 

Has anyone had success with Colace? 

 

Great stuff ! 

 

Anything that works - keep at it. 

 

If this ever changes or you want to change for any reason - I would say Miralax is a good option & flossy goes by IF number 1 smile.png . 

 

Good Luck.



#4 thejono

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:25 AM

 

Yes, that is odd. Colace is docusate, nice and inexpensive. I used to take it before I started Intestinal Formula # 1.

 

Perhaps your doctor might be wanting to write you a prescription for Lizness or Amitiza, that's his angle? It's all big business, and doctors are a big part of that. Just a theory.

 

If docusate works good for ya? Honestly, that's all that matters. wink.png

 

That's a good point. It's super cheap, and doctor's aren't a fan of cheap. Ironically, I only started taking colace after another doctor recommended it. My digestive problems started to change over the course of two weeks. I normally have constipation mixed with anxiety, but now I have a pain that develops near my gallbladder and right next to my rib cage. It only occurs when I eat too much. I started taking 2 colace's a day, and stopped eating as much for breakfast and lunch (just eat a salad for lunch), and it's been working.



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:26 AM

 

Great stuff ! 

 

Anything that works - keep at it. 

 

If this ever changes or you want to change for any reason - I would say Miralax is a good option & flossy goes by IF number 1 smile.png . 

 

Good Luck.

 

I use Miralax occasionally, but it doesn't help with the pain or anxiety I get, and I've read some negative long term side effects of it. I also use Natural calm which works really well.







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