Hello! Bit of background. My 8 yo daughter has been on Movicol for 51/2 years. Up to now she has never been below 3 sachets and ended up having a manual evacuation under general. 6 months ago her new paediatrician prescribed senekot alongside Movicol and it changed everything! Within this time she has gone from withholding daily to going regularly and totally independently wiping etc. Never had this before. We saw him again last week but he wants to wean off senekot even though she has been fine even with a reduction of Movicol down to 2 sachets. I disagree and think that clearly the senekot is helping her and I want to wean off Movicol first. His argument is that Movicol is safer but I feel that after 51/2 years of hell and just 6 months of success the Senekot is clearly helping more. I am starting to think the Movicol has caused more issues but am aware if I make this decision I am going against his and most common advice! I would love to hear if anyone has any experience with weaning off Movicol? I can honestly say that the last 6 months have been like a different child.
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