how much water do daily enema users use

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Re: how much water do daily enema users use

Postby susie0915 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:49 pm

tammylayne wrote:How is it going?

I haven't had any issues since reducing the water. Do you ever take immodium? I was only taking once a day and stopped a few months ago. For some reason, it makes me feel more secure the whole day when I take it, but I don't want to reduce the effectiveness of the enemas. I have only been taking a couple before I go somewhere that I want to avoid any issue. I'm just wondering if taking a couple daily would be a problem. I really didn't have any issues while I was taking it but stopped to see if it made a difference. I think it's a feeling of security more mental than anything else. I don't want to cause constipation.
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Re: how much water do daily enema users use

Postby tammylayne » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:25 pm

Before enemas... I could take 12 immodium a day and still make 20 trips to the loo. Now, I have prob taken 12 in the 4 years I have been doing this. if I have problems it would usually be at night, so I would just do another enema.

The last month i found it was taking a good hour to complete, too long before work so I have switched to evenings and I am liking it. Maybe try that?

Glad to hear things are going .better
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Re: how much water do daily enema users use

Postby susie0915 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:52 pm

I thought of doing that when I start my golf league in the spring. I was getting up pretty early last year to get it done so I could be out the door by 7:30. I have had to do a couple in the evening before and felt pretty good the next morning. Today was a pretty good day. I really don't need immodium I think it is just a security for me. I used to alternate lomotil and immodium every 3 hours before doing enemas and still was going to the bathroom so much. Although, once I did have some constipation which was not normal for me. Had to take a laxative and you can imagine how much fun that was. Thanks for all your help Tammy. Any issues I have with enemas is still 110% better than what I was going through before.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc feels scar tissue
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule or scarring/inflammation


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