Milwaukee, WI
A 39-year-old female asked:

Have lupus/sjogrens. eat high fiber diet w/more than enough water. take miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2xdaily & probiotics. despite this, still get "backed up". other tips?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Rheumatology consult: See your rheumatologist to ensure that your gastrointestinal symptoms are being managed. What may seem like constipation may be involvement of your gastrointestinal system with Systemic Lupus Erethematosus or drug side effects. And, the differential is quite large, including intestinal pseudo obstruction and IBD. Corticosteroids and propellants are used in functional restoration depending on Dx.
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