Kh1988, Yes I drink Miralax at least twice a day & often 3 times. And a month ago I was in a nasty atv accident and due to several broken bones I took pain meds for a week as well as dulcolax stool softener, & for some reason the day after the accident, I began passing liquid stool about 4-6 times a day with much less difficulty. And a month later I still take 4 dulcolax pills a day, no pain meds, and things are still moving along very well. I visited with my j pouch surgeon last week and she said 4 dulcolax pills a day if they are helping are just fine. It seems odd to be missing my entire large intestine and rectum and need a stool softener, but I honestly feel a lot better, even with 9 broken bones. My surgeon also thinks my sphincter is the cause of my problems & I also have no strictures or blockages. So maybe you should take 4 dulcolax throughout a day or 2 and see if it helps.
So sorry about your accident, sounds awful! I’m glad the dulcolax pills are helping. Maybe I’ll try that too! Same here...it blows my mind that I don’t have a colon yet my stool is soo thick that I require miralax and enemas. But in addition to that, I only go to the bathroom a few times a day. I don’t know if my small intestines are slow or something? But I rarely have a major feeling of needing to go? I usually feel a little something and I initiate the bathroom visit bc it will have been forever since I went! There’s always stool in there too but I wonder why I never have a major feeling of needing to go. I’d would just wait longer to go but I do get concerned that my pouch is full and it will get too big or something? Like get oversized. I don’t know, it’s just a mystery lol