When I visited my GI doc this last time, I asked him about the difference between miralax and fiber therapy, as SP posts miralax as fiber on the nutrition sheet. He explained that miralax actually acts on the body as a weaker dose of the meds. they give you before a colonoscopy to clean you out. Unfortunately for me, the miralax takes a few days to actually work on my system, but once it softens things up and gets my body moving again, I switch over to the benefiber. I just read the last entry and will now look into her recommendation as it does kinda freak me out to think what I am doing to my system, however, with IBS-C as bad as I have it, I may need drastic treatment as ending up in the hospital is not a hope of mine!
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I was taking Miralax till someone told me to google, "death by colonoscopy." Within the article it talks about Miralax being made by a company that also make toilet bowl cleaner. Also, it states that Miralax KILLS all the good gut bacteria as soon as it hits it and I've previously had c-diff which almost killed me. I decided to do a test, I took one packet of my Miralax RX and dumped it in my toilet and scrubbed, it CLEANED the toilet! I took two more and put them in there as I had a hard water ring which I was having a hard time getting out. I scrubbed again but did not flush, but left it sit for about 30 mins. and then scrubbed again and flushed. That was about 2 weeks ago and the toilet is still sparking clean. No other cleaner has lasted this long and I was drinking it? Needless to say, I have no taken anymore Miralax!.
I take 2 Simply Right stool softeners sold at Sam's Club at night, same as Colace. No severe cramping involved. You could start out with one and see if you need two. Use one in the morning and one at night or two at night like I do.
Personally, I would stay away from Miralax after what I read and what I did with it!
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