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#134478 - 06/02/08 05:57 AM Long Term Meds
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We all talk about pain pills, antibiotics, imodium AD, allergy, etc... BUT I never really see mention of laxatives. Just a reminder it's probably good to have some on hand for an emergency situation where you can't get to the doctor... better to come out liquid than cause a rip due to blockage, etc. I`m sure there are other reasons but not going for 2+ weeks you may want to turn to a laxative for relief.

Do your research on laxative types there are a couple different types.
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#134480 - 06/02/08 08:46 AM Re: Long Term Meds [Re: Todd W]
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i included blocks of prunes in my supplies as a method of easing digestive transit smile

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#134500 - 06/02/08 01:54 PM Re: Long Term Meds [Re: Todd W]
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Probably a good idea. A major change in diet, or just a lack of food, has plugged up more than one person. Maybe a handful of glycerine suppositories (as long as you won't be in really hot weather, they can melt) in your kit. But then others will get loose as a goose on the same diet. People can be different...
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#134518 - 06/02/08 03:46 PM Re: Long Term Meds [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
Probably a good idea. A major change in diet, or just a lack of food, has plugged up more than one person. Maybe a handful of glycerine suppositories (as long as you won't be in really hot weather, they can melt) in your kit. But then others will get loose as a goose on the same diet. People can be different...


Exactly.

I prefer the small liquid bottled stuff that introduces lots of water into your digestive system over the pills which `make you go`. This stuff (to me) taste like sprite, and can take 6-15hrs to work and it isn't "must run run run".

I suggest figuring out what works for you and learning the side affects to each one.
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#134541 - 06/02/08 06:54 PM Re: Long Term Meds [Re: Todd W]
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Ahh, the ages of man and the evolution of the PSK. At 18, the psk contains beer. At 28, pampers and powdered baby formula. At 38, Grecian Formula 44 and the keys to the Vette. At 48, blood pressure and cholesterol meds; at 58, an AARP card and joint replacement ID card, at 68, laxatives but...

Laxative supplies run out. Best study on performing the survival enema. Nothing needed except (warm) water, though addition of castile soap, baking soda or granulated sugar can pull fluids into the colon for a better result. Apparatus can be easily fabricated from a backpack water reservoir and attached tubing. mark the equipment so that it does not get back into oral hydration service.

I wonder if they cover this in the wilderness emergency medicine courses?
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#134569 - 06/03/08 12:20 AM Re: Long Term Meds [Re: nursemike]
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Mike, do you plan on needing a lot of laxatives? It's not healthy (as I`m sure you know) to take them a lot.. so a family that has a few boxes (tons of pills) and or a few gallons of the liquid stuff that should last a life time. Your method is fine if you have to, but I'd rather take something wink

-Todd
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#134576 - 06/03/08 12:52 AM Re: Long Term Meds [Re: Todd W]
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I remember reading some survival manual that said, basically: "Do not worry about defecating when you are in a lifeboat. The lack of water and stress will cause a massive constipation that will cork you up tighter than a overweight nun in a size zero habit."

Or something like that.
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#134603 - 06/03/08 07:06 AM Re: Long Term Meds [Re: red]
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RED - L O L!!!
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#134624 - 06/03/08 02:39 PM Re: Long Term Meds [Re: Todd W]
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That's funny stuff right there!!
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#134653 - 06/03/08 07:29 PM Re: Long Term Meds [Re: climberslacker]
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Black coffee and chocolate works miracles. That's what a Green Beret told me once. Also, root beer and scrambled eggs have been known to have explosive effects..DON'T ASK!!


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