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Laxido/Movicol help!

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gemcxx Wed 01-Jan-20 18:45:24

My 3 year old has had long term constipation/withholding issues. She’s recently completed the disimpaction procedure with Laxido and we’ve now been reducing it slowly to find the maintenance dose to produce the miracle ‘one soft poo a day’. I’ve read for a lot of toddlers this is anywhere between 1/2 to 2 sachets a day.

We are currently on the very tiny dose of 1/4 teaspoon a day and she is producing soft poos (maybe slightly too soft still) but she is going up to 10 times a day, just very small poos as if she’s only allowing herself to do the bare minimum she needs to in that moment. Trying to get her to do it on the toilet is still a battle too.

Anything more than 1/4 teaspoon a day was producing either thick claggy peanut butter type poos (and lots of them, sorry TMI!), and at higher doses poos similar to the messiness of the disimpaction dose.

All I can think is that she’s just extremely sensitive to the Laxido! She’s small for her age and isn’t a big eater, not sure if that affects it.

What I’m basically wondering is has anybody else’s little one been on a ridiculously tiny amount of laxido/movicol to produce this one poo a day the GPs keep talking about? I honestly can’t see a world where she doesn’t go a million times a day. I’m thinking about trying the 1/4 teaspoon every other day but I worry so much about her holding it in and getting bunged up again.

Any advice would be appreciated by a very stressed mama!

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BowiesJumper Wed 01-Jan-20 19:12:01

My son is on 1 sachet of movicol a day and has been for a long time. He does one or two softish poos a day, sometimes he skips a day and doesn’t have one, which is why he’s still on it! Need to go back to the docs to review.

sijjy Wed 01-Jan-20 19:16:30

How long since the clear out has it been? It can take a few days to settle back down. I think when we got upto 10 doses in 24 hours to clear our son out. He was still going quite a lot for at least 48 hours after and it gradually got better.

Yakadee Fri 03-Jan-20 15:49:34

Movicol was too much for my son. It made him go loads and made him sore.
We give my son 9ml of lactulose everyday and he has at least one soft / normal poo a day without issue. X

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