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    So we saw the GP this morning, he hasn't given me a referral to see anyone yet he just wants to try a few treatments first which is fair enough.
    So he wants DD to take movicol 3x per day and has also given us proctosedyl to numb her bottom.

    Fingers crossed this help!! Thank you all for your advice.

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    Another Osmolax mummy here! We saw a paed after a year of using movicol junior on and off and she recommended DD (age 3) uses osmolax on a long term basis for now. So I put on small scoop in her milk most nights and her hard painful poos are normal and easy to pass now.

    Osmolax is the same as movicol I think but it's more convenient as it's in a tub which a scoop, not in individual sachets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3bubbys View Post
    So we saw the GP this morning, he hasn't given me a referral to see anyone yet he just wants to try a few treatments first which is fair enough.
    So he wants DD to take movicol 3x per day and has also given us proctosedyl to numb her bottom.

    Fingers crossed this help!! Thank you all for your advice.
    I am sorry to hear this. I think your DD needs to see a specialist and get a thorough assessment and plan in place. People make fun of it but constipation can be serious and lead to long term problems. If it was me I would demand a referral but I tend to be quite forceful about those sorts of things.

    How long does the GP want to try a few things? I'm thinking a couple of weeks, then if he wants to try something else...then if you decide you need a specialist you will have to wait even longer.

    I hope that the movicol gets her moving and she is soon happy. In the early days we used a local anesthetic on DS's bottom. It did seem to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    Another Osmolax mummy here! We saw a paed after a year of using movicol junior on and off and she recommended DD (age 3) uses osmolax on a long term basis for now. So I put on small scoop in her milk most nights and her hard painful poos are normal and easy to pass now.

    Osmolax is the same as movicol I think but it's more convenient as it's in a tub which a scoop, not in individual sachets.
    Thanks lemonpancakes, I'll see how the movicol goes and if it doesn't seem to be working I'll switch her straight over. I saw it on the shelf while I was at the chemist, a scoop would make sense, at the moment I'm supposed to give her half a sachet at a time which is a bit tricky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffle View Post
    I am sorry to hear this. I think your DD needs to see a specialist and get a thorough assessment and plan in place. People make fun of it but constipation can be serious and lead to long term problems. If it was me I would demand a referral but I tend to be quite forceful about those sorts of things.

    How long does the GP want to try a few things? I'm thinking a couple of weeks, then if he wants to try something else...then if you decide you need a specialist you will have to wait even longer.

    I hope that the movicol gets her moving and she is soon happy. In the early days we used a local anesthetic on DS's bottom. It did seem to help.
    Hi Truffle, he wants to see us again in 2 weeks so if things haven't improved i will be more forceful in getting a referral. I didn't even think about a specialist having a waiting time, which I know they all do. You're right that could prolong everything by months. I just wasn't quick enough

    Hopefully this treatment works.

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    I hope it works for you too. I work on the basis of getting an appointment with a specialist because they can take so long to get into. They can always be cancelled if not needed but if you don't have one you have to wait and wait!

    Yes movicol and Osmolax work in the same way. Most Drs are now finding the Osmolax more effective.

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    The only things that helped my DD were probiotics. We tried coloxyl, lactulose etc and it didn't help at all, if anything, it made her worse because she would get stomach pains from it. We give her HiBran Weetbix and puréed pears for breakfast everyday, lots of water and she eats heaps of fruit and veg everyday. The other thing we found was that yoghurt seems to make it worse, so we've also cut that out now

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    How is your DD going 3bubbys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffle View Post
    How is your DD going 3bubbys?
    Thank you so much for asking @Truffle, she's doing well, last week just after starting the movicol she got gastro so I wasn't sure if it was the tummy bug or the movicol giving her diarrhoea, so I stopped giving the movicol until she got better again. Since she re-started she's having regular loose bowel motions now so I'm just trying to cut it back a little to get the balance right.

    She's loving the fact it's not hurting her though, she keeps saying 'poo's coming, yippee' Funny girl!


 

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