My MiL has Parkinson’s and constipation is a common ailment. She takes senokot daily and Miralax occasionally along with prune juice or prunes. Sometimes a fleets enema or suppository. Doctor recommended staying away from the latter but she insists it requires that sometimes to get relief. She takes all these things which finally-and sometimes unexpectedly- explode like Mt Vesuvius and she can hardly make it to the bathroom in time. Seems like it’s one extreme or the other, when you just want a good middle ground. A friend of mine who’s into all-natural remedies gave me a recipe for a colon-cleansing tea, including a bunch of products unfamiliar to me, like baobab powder, trifolla extract, slippery elm bark. Has anyone used these products with success? I haven’t ordered them yet. My natural friend also poo poos (pun intended!) Miralax as being really bad for you, not getting to the crux of the problem, but that’s what all the doctors recommend. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place!
(MiL is 94- body systems just aren’t working like they used to)