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Hi everyone - I am a predominantly D ibs-er who has had C for the last 2 wks. I don't remember reading anything on this BB about glycerine suppositories for C. Do any of you use them? Could you tell me the pros and cons? Though I've had D and urgency for 6 years, this is the first time I've had to cope with C and am wondering why I never saw this old fashioned remedy discussed. I've seen bisocdyl as well as plain glycerine in the drugstore, but don't know the difference. Thanks
 
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I use glycerine suppositories for constipation, actually for incomplete elimination. They seem to have good results most of the time. I do not know why we don't see this mentioned more on the board, and I think that they are pretty safe. I think that the way they work is to irritate the colon enough so that a bowel movement is produced. I have not tried the other suppositories because I think that they may cause a chemical dependency.
 
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I also use them from time to time -- I think they work by drawing water into the lower bowl -- I have had no adverse side effects and the beauty is they seem to work within about 15 minutes.Roz
 
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Thanks Mem and Roz for your responses. It seems like a safe, simple intervention. Don't know why more people aren't using them. Incidentally, I also tried the Ezekial bread which seemed to work for me, and is also safe and simple.
 

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I use the glycery suppositories quite often. I find they work with 3 or 5 minutes for me. They cost 1/4 of the price of the bysocodil (sp?). I dont think they are bad for you as long as you dont use them every day.
 
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