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Miralax For Ibs
Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more
I'm on MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) daily for IBS-C. I was just prescribed Cefzil (antibiotics) for an infection. Will this hurt my stomach? Is there anything I can do?
Yes: it was developed specifically for this purpose. ...Read more
I have IBS-C and have been on MiraLax for several years (only thing that's worked despite trying fiber/water/diet). I recently read that MiraLax could potentially be neurotoxic. Is this true and how concerned should I be? Would Linzess be worth a try as a
How & what makes the determination that you have IBS? Constant constipation unless taking meds & Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. Is this normal?
Normal for IBS: Usually IBS diagnosis is made after normal colonoscopy and no other cause for symptoms found. Here is a website that summarizes the diagnostic criteria for IBS: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20024578 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My GI has prescribed MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) to take daily for IBS-C. He has prescribed me 30g which is double the recommended dose. Is this safe or can it be toxic?
Neg colonoscopy endoscopy diagnosed with IBS c taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) spasm med feels like i need to go but it won't come out when does its so thin this common
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more