Hi everyone. So I arrive on this site like so many other mothers. Feeling desperate and alone with years of toileting issues.
Our situation sounds like many others. My son never quite grasped toilet training when it came to poos and 6 years on the situation is the same. A perpetual cycle of withholding, constipation, day time wetting, anxiety, Senna increase, more soiling. He is likely Autistic with sensory processing differences, including interoception and oral defensiveness (limited and rigid diet choices). Under a Bladder and Bowel service and paediatrician but input from them is minimal, inconsistent and certainly untimely.
I have to mix Senna in choc milk as my son cannot tolerate the syrup alone. Even this is difficult and getting him to drink it has now come to a halt. The tablet is also too big for him to take. Currently re introduced Movicol, to get things moving a regular - with limited success, in that it has got things moving at least.
Pharmacist has suggested Lactulose. My son says he now experiences a pushing sensation. I don't know whether to just switch to lactulose to see what happens. I wondered what others had experienced with this?
I also wonder what alternative stimulant to Senna people may have found to work.
Thanks for your time.