I have been dx with Endo since 2004 and have been on opiates pretty much continuously since then. As a result, my bowels no longer work on their own. Sorry, this may well be TMI for some...
I can't drink Movicol, I've tried but the saltiness makes me gag. The only thing I've found to work is to take 15mg of Dulcolax (bisacodyl) every 4 days, it works but it's basically like having food poisoning for 12 hours. I use glycerine suppositories if I get impacted which work well if I've taken laxatives but do nothing if I haven't - clearly my bowel is sluggish and not moving things through, so there's nothing for the suppositories to work on if I haven't taken laxatives. I tried those micro enema things (small tubes of gel) and had the same problem. senna does nothing for me. If I only take 10mg of Dulcolax it will usually work, but it won't have worked completely so I end up with problems a few days later.
My problem now is that I'm going on holiday next week - we are flying out on Thursday and flying back on Monday night. I don't want to waste a whole day of our trip being stuck by the bathroom. Ideally I need something I can take every day which will get things moving but won't give me awful cramps and diarrhoea. I can't not go the whole trip or I will end up with an obstruction.
I can't be the only person with this problem - does anyone have any ideas? Seeing my GP the night before I go so I can get a prescription if anyone has any suggestions.