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Rachell Phillips
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posted 02-15-1999 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rachell Phillips   Click Here to Email Rachell Phillips     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi, Can anyone tell me how long it takes for an enema to fully clean out your system and for it to be ok to leave the house and not to not be still running to the toilet.
Cause I'm going on a long flight (26 hrs) from Australia to London and wanted to do this on the morning of the flight, is this advisable? I have not used enemas before and would only be using it this once.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Rachel

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JC
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posted 02-15-1999 03:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JC     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi Raechel. I can't answer you about the enemas - but sympathize with your anxiety and need to make plans for a long flight. What a bummer (LOL). Try to get a business class upgrade last minute at the gate if you don't already fly bus class. I can't afford it, but with a doctor's note and a sympathetic airline rep at the gate, they sometimes will try to accomodate you in the interest of not disturbing other passengers with frequent trips to the loo. If there's space they'll sometimes switch your seat. Ask early before they start boarding and they give the available seats to all their reservation mess ups. You can come and go with more ease and space in bus class. (and the service is great!) Good luck and remember, no matter who you are, flying will bloat you like a Zeppelin!
Regards, JC

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Rachell Phillips
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posted 02-15-1999 05:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rachell Phillips   Click Here to Email Rachell Phillips     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi JC, Thanks for answering my post.
I'm sure we will be going business class anyway as my partners company are paying to relocate us.
Knowing my luck I'll be constipated all morning till it's time to get on the plane and then I'll get the worst case of diarrhea, so I just wanted to be safe so that maybe I could enjoy some of the flight.
Thanks again,
Rachell

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Barney
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posted 02-15-1999 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Barney   Click Here to Email Barney     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
JC,

You bring up an interesting point about bloating in airplanes. My last time on an airplane, I had the most excruciating gas pains, followed by an URGENT trip to the bathroom. Does anyone know what might cause this phenomenon, and whether there is any physical danger due to the air expansion inside? Is there anyway to counteract this phenomenon before flying? Thanks.

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Birdy
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posted 02-15-1999 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Birdy   Click Here to Email Birdy     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I would do it the day Before. Other wise you may be running to the bathroom on the Plane.
Some enemas work fast , other's are slower.
I'd talk to your Pharmacist and get his input on what to use !

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K
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posted 02-17-1999 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for K   Click Here to Email K     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Good idea to do it the night before, since you've never done it and don't know what your reaction will be. You don't want to be stuck on the plane and find out that things didn't go quite as planned. Good luck! K

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Nicol
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posted 02-18-1999 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol   Click Here to Email Nicol     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
If it is an enema that you take orally like citro-mag or ducolax pills, then give yourself 24 hours before your flight leaves. You should be cleaned out by then. If it is an enema that you take anally (do not know the correct term for shoving stuff up your a....) give yourself at least 12 hours before your flight. LOL

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Rachel
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posted 02-18-1999 06:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rachel     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi everyone, I just wanted to thank all of you for the info that you have provided.
I have decided to try the enemas a few times before the flight to see how my body react to them. I'm not leaving for about 2 mths so this gives me time to do some more research into them.
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Rachel

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TERIO
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posted 02-19-1999 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TERIO   Click Here to Email TERIO     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I think cleaning yourself out like that is going to cause damage. 1. You will be dehydrated and 2. the long flight also cause dehydration. When I took a laxative it stayed with me for 3 days. The doctor said people with IBS (sensitive) should not take this. I would leave your body alone.

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Roly
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posted 02-19-1999 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Roly   Click Here to Email Roly     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Every case on its own merit, I say.
Depends on the state of yr colon.
Hell, boiled water up yr ass cant
be as bad as nuking yr system with
anti/biotics.
I have mod/redundant bowel, which, i guess has little folds and potential pockets for
diverticulitis to develope,ie fecal/fibrous matter not moved by normal peristalsis
Hence my rationale for a *wash*, besides
it gives you a chance to *redecorate* yr
bathroom floor with flora! LOL

Nah... Le madame de colonique de torture
is not my favorite haunt,the mere thought
turns my sphincter into a full stop .
But relief it is, esp. in conjunction with a
juice fast.

Cheers,
R.

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K
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posted 02-19-1999 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for K   Click Here to Email K     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
There is a difference between laxatives and enemas. Laxatives are the pills that you take by mouth. Enemas are the solutions used in the rectum. There are different types of enemas, and not all will dehydrate you. You can do an enema with plain tap water, which could actually rehydrate you if you were dehydrated to begin with. I've actually heard of someone who was dehydrated from throwing up using a gatorade enema. Sounds gross, I know, but supposedly it worked!! K

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Itree
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posted 09-17-1999 11:35 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Rachael: If you simply empty the lower bowel
with a light enema, fluid will not fill up the colon. If you use a large volume, higher pressure, or a kneeling-chest position, fluid will enter the colon and further up. Thus, the latter treatment will require you to sit up for about 1/2 hour to completely empty the intestines of fluid. Allow about 2 hours before leaving home, after taking a full volume enema. This allows plenty of time to regain control. ITREE

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