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Constipation and Parkinson’s.

Parkinson's Disease | Last Active: May 22, 2023 | Replies (54)

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My wife tried my Miralax on a cruise last week and it cleaned her out in a matter of minutes and she was in bed all day missing the port that was the main reason for the trip. Apparently this happens once in awhile. I’d advise anyone trying it for the first time to try a small amount first just to see. I’ve been on it for a couple years with no problem.

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Point well taken, @ggopher, my doctor suggested just a half a dose once daily of Miralax, to begin with, and then to increase it as needed.

My son didn't take polyethylene glycol 3350 (Miralax) related to Parkinson's, but sure did have terrible constipation when he was littler, more due to not getting a lot of fiber with his picky eating habits. The doctor prescribed an increase at one time which my mother-in-law warned me about. I figured that it was fine, but he had a definitely messy situation that could have been a real embarrassment. So, my observation is that slow changes might be wise.

Thank you also for your experience and advice. Unfortunately, as I wrote in my other reply, Miralax has not done the trick. I have tried it daily(my GI doctor recommending it daily) on and off for weeks at a time. Very little results. It is certainly not that my stool isn’t soft enough, but that it just won’t come. Never thought I’d be discussing my colon issues on a chat site. Glad you folks are all here though.