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Grrrr.... What the heck?
  • thecompythecompy
    Posts: 31
    Okay, so today I had a bit of a problem, and it's gotten increasingly worse. WHY?

    Alright, to detail my sessions a little bit, they're about an hour and a half long usually, maybe a little less, maybe a little more at times. I usually evacuate my bowels about 20-30 minutes before I put the Helix in, and fun ensues.
    Afterwards when I take it out, this is where the problem usually occurs, and I assume it also has an effect during the session. Not sure, but it seems likely. Anyways, when I take it out, I usually have to evacuate my bowels yet again. It's not just excess lubricant leaving either.
    Today was like, a full BM, if that makes any sense.

    Now, the only thing I do is BM beforehand. I don't do an enema or anything like that. Mostly for fears of dependancy or something.

    So, anyone have suggestions or anything? Oh, and to note, quite often I only really need to BM like once every 2-3 days.
  • esfenoides
    Posts: 58
    A few things
    - You probably need bowl movements more tha once every two days. If you have another BM after the session its probably because there was something left in the colon. If you only really evacuate every 2-3days its very probable that there is something still there.
    - The movement of the aneros might be making your bowels move and trigger them to move
    - Glycerol and other components might be making you react funny, they me react funny too. Im going to try chaning lube options
    - Dont be afraid of little enema. I sometimes have a very little enema and that triggers whats left in the bowels to empty
    -

    Anyway as a side note. I think Im having more frequency in BM since using aneros in general, and peridise in particular. The peredise is the model through which I discovered movements special movements I seem to now be able to replicate with other aneros models. And Im guessing the enemas and the lubing is helping too.
  • helixbill
    Posts: 148
    What I do is not really an enema in the normal sense but more of a rinsing out of the rectum. The colon holds the bodies waste until it is ready to release it. At that point the colon will discharge the waste into the rectum and that is when you will feel the urge to have a BM.

    The use of the anal muscles will often trigger the release of the waste from the colon for me if I have not had a BM that day. I suspect that is what is happening to you which could be a good thing in that it may help you to become more regular.

    BTW, if you have hard stools try taking a stool softener. You can find stool softener gelcaps at any drug store. I use Kaopectate brand myself when needed and it works well for me.

    As for the rectal rinse, I use 3 or 4 ounces of plain water while sitting on the commode and immediately expel the water along with anything in the rectum. It often takes 2 flushes in succession to clear the rectum if I have not had a BM that day. And unlike an enema which can cause a dependency a rectal rinse has never created any dependencies for me.
  • newbie2009newbie2009
    Posts: 267
    helixbill said:

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    As for the rectal rinse, I use 3 or 4 ounces of plain water while sitting on the commode and immediately expel the water along with anything in the rectum. It often takes 2 flushes in succession to clear the rectum if I have not had a BM that day. And unlike an enema which can cause a dependency a rectal rinse has never created any dependencies for me.



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    Excellent summary of a good way to rinse. On session #1 I injected about 2/3's of an 8oz bulb syringe when kneeling, expelled that and then repeated. Unknowingly, that amount and posture led to some staying in the colon. Then my rolling about durng the session sloshed it back to rectum where it diluted my pre-lube. The resulting sensation was that Helix was 'jabbing' at my prostate rather than 'rubbing' it. Session over!

    My spouse and resident RN suggested to cut back the quantity to 4 or 5 ounces at most and inject when upright or on my right side. I've made the switch to using a refilled Fleet disposable -- good size for the purpose.

    The main purpose of this "rinse" should be two fold: eliminate any hard material like popcorn kernels or bone fragments from a hamburger pattie and, to provide a uniform surface for the lube--avoids abrasion and damage to the rectal wall. As a test, I skipped the rinse in session #3. Lube didn't last as long as it did in session #2 which had a rinse.

    Using the word 'enema,' while technically accurate, might be a mistake. That tends to lead one to get on one's left side, as in a hospital setting and attempt to cleanse the colon. The word "rinse" is more descriptive of what's appropriate.

    nb09