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    Cool Slllllllow Bowel Program

    HI All,

    I'm a c4/5 quad guy who is wondering if anyone out there has tips for speeding up a bowel program that is just too slow, often taking 2 to 4+ hrs even after using a Magic Bullet suppository
    Any suggestions? What about taking something the morning of a BP like a stool softener or stimulant? know of any product names?

    thanks so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuadPowers View Post
    HI All,

    I'm a c4/5 quad guy who is wondering if anyone out there has tips for speeding up a bowel program that is just too slow, often taking 2 to 4+ hrs even after using a Magic Bullet suppository
    Any suggestions? What about taking something the morning of a BP like a stool softener or stimulant? know of any product names?

    thanks so much
    You maybe should be taking a stool softener every day, 2 or 3 times a day. I'm para, and didn't use any stool softeners or suppositories for 20 years, but in the last couple of years I've started taking Miralax stool softener every other day. It works great, but the SCINurses might recommend something else as no long-term studies have been done on Miralax (it's a powder).

    I think Senokot (pill form) is what many sci people take daily to keep things moving...good luck getting things figured out.
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    Tell us more about your actual bowel care regimen:

    What time of day are you doing bowel care?

    Is it within 30 minutes after a meal?

    Are you doing bowel care on a commode or toilet or in bed?

    How much digital stim do you do, and how soon do you start this?

    Have you tried other products than the Magic Bullet, such as Enemeez?

    What is the consistency of your stool?

    What medications do you take (prescription and OTC)? Have there been recent changes?

    How much fluid do you drink in a day? What type?

    Do you get at least 25-30 gm of fiber in your diet regularly?

    (KLD)

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