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01 Apr 2006

my bowel movements feel incomplete even though i take movicol or lactulose daily for chronic constipation (i'm a full time wheelchair user due to a neuro-muscular disorder).
I know that poor muscles and lack of mobility are not making it any easier either. I do drink a lot of water, avoid chocolate and cheese. I've had a few rectal impaction years ago, so there is definately a fear of it happening again. I now take the above meds and am to scared to not take them; and have a bowel movement without them, yet the movements are often incomplete.
Do you have any suggestions? Thanking you.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Bev
Have you tried using a gliserin suppositry 2 to 3 times a week? Another option is to give yourself a enema once a week - but you may need help to get onto the toilet quickly You can take movicol and lactulose safely long term.
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