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IBS, Chronic Diarrhea. On Miralax, Align, Probiotic. Should I Take Laxative For Chronic Diarrhea?

Hi, I was recently diagnosed with IBS , and the doctor told me to take a probiotic , Align, and Miralax. I have absolutely no problems with constipation. Quite the opposite: I have chronic diarrhea . He said that Miralax was fiber , and that the fiber would help manage the diarrhea. I m not so sure Miralax is fiber ..... Any thoughts? Should I be taking a laxative for chronic diarrhea?
Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
Taking a laxative for chronic will further aggravate your problem. If yoiu are having a diarrhea due to these probiotics, then it is best to stop bioth these drugs and incorporate some natural fiber and plenty of fluids in your daily routine.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
drrakhitayal@gmail.com
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IBS, Chronic Diarrhea. On Miralax, Align, Probiotic. Should I Take Laxative For Chronic Diarrhea?

Hello. Thanks for writing to us. Taking a laxative for chronic will further aggravate your problem. If yoiu are having a diarrhea due to these probiotics, then it is best to stop bioth these drugs and incorporate some natural fiber and plenty of fluids in your daily routine. I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. Regards, Dr. Rakhi Tayal drrakhitayal@gmail.com