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Oh dear

(11 Posts)
loopylou6 Thu 09-Oct-08 20:20:57

So DH took a sachet of picolax at 5.30pm, and STILL hasnt 'been' normal?

loopylou6 Thu 09-Oct-08 20:58:23

no - body? sad

misi Thu 09-Oct-08 20:58:54

try optima health colax tabs

one each night will get him going nicely in the morning, tesco did start selling them or are available online. the ingredients in these tabs gently get the bowel working again whereas exlax etc type products just forces the chyme through for a big poo but does nothing else to alleviate the underlying probblem if there is one. even if this is a one off, a box of colax is always handy for those emergencies!!

loopylou6 Thu 09-Oct-08 21:00:34

yeah but he has an appointment for a barium follow through tomorrow morning, which is why he has been given the picolax, they wont do it without him eing clear will they? thanks for replying though.

misi Thu 09-Oct-08 21:09:04

ah, ok, no they need a clear bowel.
has he drunk enough water? picolax is an osmotic which means it draws water into the bowel to increase volume so to expel as much as possible, if he hasn't drunk enough water they don't work!!

PhantomOfTheChocolateCake Thu 09-Oct-08 21:10:58

Ohh, it's nasty stuff. He needs to make sure he drinks it how the instructions state. Poor bloke. sad

loopylou6 Thu 09-Oct-08 21:28:13

brill thanks misi, very valid point, will get him on the water now as he has only had 1 glass hmm
thanks potcc smile

MrsThierryHenry Thu 09-Oct-08 21:32:57

Give him about 10 dried apricots. Then wait.


loopylou6 Thu 09-Oct-08 22:24:20

lol, no dired apricots unfortuantly, still no poo though hmm is my DH afreak or what? grin

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 09-Oct-08 22:29:01

am very impressed that he can resist the power of picolax!!!!!! had to have it once for a colonoscopy - gallons of it and it got to the point where I didnt bother drinking it - I just poured it straight in the loo.

Hope tomorrow goes ok.

loopylou6 Thu 09-Oct-08 22:34:57

thanks kitten smile

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