Heads up re colonic cleansing...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jerzygal, May 14, 2006.

  1. jerzygal

    jerzygal New Member

    I have been reading through some posts here trying to familiar myself with the site. And discovered that colonic cleansing seems to be an option many try or even consider.

    Having had several surgeries related to diverticulitis many years ago, I can only urge anyone thinking about this to forget it. I am amazed at how easily this is accepted before discussing it with a gastroenterologist. The risk of causing a block or rupture is high and that can be life threatening. Ingesting an herbal preparation, no matter the hype, is a harsh purgative and one that probably isn't necessary.

    If you are wondering about the need for this, please speak to a qualified specialist in gastroenterology.
    Ellyn
  2. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Ellyn:

    Thank you for the information. I, for one, have toyed with the idea of trying it. I go have a gastroenterologist. I will no longer consider it an option.

    nyrofan