Hello, I was hoping to hear from people who may have gone through the same thing. My son has been suffering from idiopathic constipation for the past four months, and counting. It started with infrequent (every 4 day) movements, then got worse as he started withholding. This led to bouts of sore bottoms (so bad they are alarming), anal fissures, impaction, and on and on. When he has an urge (which happens every 10 mins or so), he clenches up--looks a bit like a tin man--and nothing in the world can make him bend his knees. Potty training has been well nigh impossible.
The GP has always prescribed Lactulose, and I am wondering if this has been causing stomach cramps. He was on Laxido for a week, and the end of that week he threw up--maybe because of a virus, but it scared me it could be the medicine, so I stopped giving it to him. I'm now spending time with family in the US and have started giving him Miralax, which has the same component as the Laxido.
Has anyone here experienced similar issues with Lactulose and/or their child cramping in the same way that I'm describing?
I'm trying desperately to have him seen by a paediatric gastroenterologist, and waiting to have them call me.
Thank you for reading. After having a pretty stress-free experience raising my child, this has just sprung up on us as if out of the blue, and I'm desperate.