After 7 years of movicol my 10 yr old still leaks and very rarely knows when he needs to go to the loo. He manages this by going regularly after breakfast and evening meal. He's on 1/2 a sachet in am and 1/2 in pm. If we cut down further he gets constipated then has bigger accidents. He is a major fruit and veg refuser. He was at GOSH for 5 or 6 yrs had lots of tests - no real reasons found for issue.
So inspired by threads here and mumsnet I thought we could try switching or adding in senna. I bought senakot tablets and he had 1/2 sachet of movicol in am and the one senna tablet before bed. No affect whatsoever this am - he went to the loo as usual after breakfast. He has had no urges. Do they take a while to develop?
Should I try 2 tablets? It's says for 12 plus but he's a pretty big boy, definitely the size of some 12 year olds.
I was feeling so hopeful but now just feeling so depressed again and feel he will never stop having dirty pants and leaving dry bits of poo everywhere.